Cause… we believe every cup can make a difference. That’s why ten percent of our sales go to local non-profits. That’s a risky business model, but that’s why we are not your typical coffee shop. Every cup helps us give to our monthly partners like Youth Emergency Services and Nebraska Appleseed. Because we give together, 800 free tests were given at Nebraska AIDS Project, and three families received legal counsel through Justice for our Neighbors. We are a part of supporting Liberty Elementary School’s hard working teachers, and we were a part of launching Project Interfaith into a national effort of interfaith conversation that began with people right here in Omaha. Join us to clean up the streets, collect notebooks for school kids and PB & J for Pearl Pantry. We believe the world should be different, and that every gift, cup and moment can make a difference.
Nebraska Families Collaborative
At Nebraska Families Collaborative (NFC), we strive to create an effective, community-based system of care for at-risk kids and parents in eastern Nebraska. Our network is here to help preserve Nebraska families whenever possible, while ensuring the safety of those who can’t look out for themselves.
Liberty Elementary School
Liberty is a life-long learning center for students, parents, and others in our community. They offer English as a Second Language classes and other learning opportunities for adults. Adults and children come and learn under one roof. This opportunity creates a foundation for many of our children whose first language is not English. Other community services include One World Health and Dental access brought to our campus.
The Circle Theatre
The Circle Theatre is dedicated to providing opportunities for Nebraska Artists. This is accomplished by producing new works by Nebraska playwrights, by developing young artists through our youth intern program and by developing artistic opportunities for persons with disabilities both as artists and audience members.
The Emergency Shelter at the Stephen Center works with homeless men, women and children. The program has operated over capacity for the past several years. As the area’s only dry shelter, sobriety and a drug-free environment are the hallmarks of this program. The shelter is open on an emergency basis from a few nights to two weeks or longer depending upon the situation.
Legal Aid of Nebraska
For 50 years, Legal Aid of Nebraska has provided “dignity, hope, self-sufficiency and justice through quality civil legal aid for those who have nowhere else to turn.” The fundamental goal of legal aid services is simple—to provide free legal representation to underprivileged citizens and to cultivate self-sufficiency among their clients.
The BLUEBARN Theatre exists to enhance the cultural life of Omaha, Nebraska by producing professionally executed, boundary breaking plays that ignite a passion for the art form. BLUEBARN is dedicated to theatre’s most important tradition: to provoke thought, emotion, action, and change.
Intercultural Senior Center
Our mission is to give and maintain dignity, power, self-worth and prosperity for seniors and their families, at the same time bettering the quality of life through education, advocacy, and other services. This will increase the opportunity for independence and a longer healthier life. Our goal is to help seniors overcome barriers in order to become self-sufficient.
Children’s Scholarship Fund of Omaha
CSF Omaha’s goal is to make sure that all families can choose the best educational setting for their children. CSF Omaha provides tuition assistance to low-income families so their children can attend the private or parochial elementary school of their choice.
Their goal is to enable more people of all ages with disabilities to experience social, cognitive, and cultural development through arts learning alongside their peers without disabilities; create educational access and inclusion in the arts for students with disabilities; and provide social service agencies and arts organizations the tools they need to make inclusive education and artistic experiences available.
Nebraska Appleseed is a nonprofit organization that fights for justice and opportunity for all Nebraskans. They take a systemic approach to complex issues – such as child welfare, immigration policy, affordable healthcare and poverty – and they take their work wherever they believe they can do the most good, whether that’s at the courthouse, in the statehouse or in the community.
The Big Garden began in 2005. Today, the Big Garden is a network of over 70 community gardens in metro-Omaha and rural and semi-rural communities in Nebraska and Kansas. The Big Garden’s mission is to improve nutritional health and facilitate community development in the Omaha metro area by building the capacity of community organizations, congregations, and schools through the act of gardening.
Habitat Omaha Young Professionals
The Habitat for Humanity of Omaha Young Professionals group’s mission is to engage young professionals to promote positive change by promoting homeownership throughout our community in partnership with Habitat Omaha. Our vision is to eliminate poverty housing through volunteerism, advocacy and fundraising.
We promote the health and well-being of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender persons, their families and friends through: Support, to cope with an adverse society; Education, to enlighten an ill-informed public; and Advocacy, to end discrimination and to secure equal civil rights.
Justice For Our Neighbors
Justice For Our Neighbors-Nebraska is a faith-driven ministry, welcoming immigrants into our communities by providing free, high-quality immigration legal services, education, and advocacy.
Justice for our Neighbors provides free, professional legal services to immigrants in monthly legal clinics. The free legal clinic network extends the support and welcome of the church to marginalized immigrants living in the shadows among us. Justice for our Neighbors operates with the support of volunteers from various religious denominations.
Omaha Together One Community
OTOC is a broad-based, multiethnic and interfaith organization. Members are institutions, mostly congregations, although like-minded organizations, such as neighborhood groups, schools and PTA’s are welcome to become members.
The leaders of Countryside Community Church, Dundee Presbyterian, Temple Israel, Kountze Memorial Lutheran, Trinity Cathedral, First United Methodist, St. Cecilia’s Cathedral, and many others organized the “Together” cooperative effort to meet the immediate needs of the hundreds of families that were struggling with the basic necessities of life: food, clothing, and shelter.
Project Interfaith has innovative programs that build and sustain understanding, respect and relationships among peoples of all faiths, beliefs and cultures.
United Methodist Ministries
United Methodist Ministries is a non-profit organization dedicated to cultivating creative partnerships to eradicate hunger, poverty and racism. We offer a variety of programs and volunteer opportunities that utilize hands-on service and experiential learning to explore the relationship between mercy and justice in the world around us. We invite you to join us in this exciting and life-changing work.
Nebraska AIDS Project
Organized to provide compassionate support to those dying with AIDS and to provide education to prevent the further spread of HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, Nebraska AIDS Project remains true to that original mission: prevention and support.
The Pearl Pantry is a ministry that is widely known throughout all of Nebraska for its continued support for those in need of food and clothing. The Pearl Pantry was started many years ago and has helped thousands of families throughout Omaha and its surrounding areas. When the economy took a drastic dive in 2010, the Pearl Pantry doors were open to serve over 10,000 women, men and children in need of food and clothing. The Pearl Pantry has seen a major increase within the last 3 years due to the unsteady job market. Pearl Pantry is kept alive by the generous support of surrounding churches and Conference Mission Shares with food and monetary support.
Great Plains Theater Conference
The Great Plains Theatre Conference was founded in 2006 at Metropolitan Community College under the leadership of President Emerita, Dr. Jo Ann McDowell. Since its inception the Conference has helped to develop hundreds of new American plays, provide workshops and training with the country’s great theatre artists, build a vibrant community of local and national theatre artists, and create an annual theatre festival with work from the nation’s best playwrights.