Another charity challenge: Omaha Gives! takes place tomorrow and a lot of nonprofit groups are asking for donations.
Much like Give to Lincoln Day, you donate to selected nonprofit groups and those organizations can receive matching funds.
Among the hundreds of nonprofit groups are quite a few music and arts organizations, but you’ll be interested to know that Maha Music Festival, Omaha Girls Rock and HearNebraska.org are participating.
Update: The Omaha Entertainment and Arts Awards are in there, too. But their legal entity name, OEA Awards Inc., is what’s listed on the Omaha Gives! site.
Maha has been pushing that money raised will help them expand to a second day sometime in the future. Omaha Girls Rock wants to continue its programming and expand the reach (I think that means more students) of the program. HearNebraska.org simply wants to cover more of the state.
Want to donate? Here’s the skinny: Visit OmahaGives24.org any time between midnight tonight and midnight on Wednesday where you can contribute $10 or more to any of the more than 300 organizations listed. $500,000 in matching funds are available to the nonprofits and $65,000 more in special prizes will be awarded. $1,000 will be attached randomly to one donation every hour and $10,000 will be given to the groups with the most donors.
Also tomorrow is Maha Music Festival showcase featuring Rock Paper Dynamite, The Seen, Gordon and A Wasted Effort. It’s a free show that starts at 8 p.m. at Slowdown. The whole thing is a joint effort with Omaha Gives!, Omaha Girls Rock, the OEAAs and HearNebraska.org.
While you’re there, buy a Boulevard. Boulevard Brewing and Slowdown are teaming up to donate $1 for every Boulevard sold to the nonprofits at the event.