Community Supports TeamMates through Omaha Gives
The Bennington Public Schools Foundation participated in Omaha Gives on May 22 to raise money for the TeamMates Mentoring of Bennington Program. Overall, 21 donors came together to raise $1,420 for the program.
This is the sixth year the Foundation took part in Omaha Gives, a 24-hour online giving event in May to celebrate nonprofits organized by the Omaha Community Foundation.
“We are thankful for all of the donors who supported TeamMates through Omaha Gives as well as the 73 individuals who volunteer their time as mentors,” said TeamMates Coordinator Stan Turner.
Funds donated to TeamMates are used to support match activities and to help support mentors’ learning opportunities.
“Our chapter also wants to provide a scholarship for each of our mentees when they graduate from high school. As our chapter grows, it will be important for our TeamMates to have a sustainable scholarship fund,” Turner said.
Omaha Gives donors included:
Debbie Almquist (in recognition of Nancy Mohr’s Retirement)
Mary Ellen Bartels
Mindy Helfrich (Eli Helfrich)
Stan & Regina Meradith
Tracy McTavish Mlady
Stan & Vonda Turner