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HealthMatters at Ollie Webb: Building wellness to maximize potential, elevate quality of life

Let’s do a few laps here. We’re going to warm up.” “Good job! Awesome! Are you all feeling your muscles working?” Christina Paul and Robbi Kolnick are bringing the energy – to generate some energy. Their blend of instruction and encouragement is focused on six men and women in a HealthMatters exercise class offered through

By |2019-11-27T08:42:45-06:00November 27th, 2019|Categories: Community Engagement, Topics|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on HealthMatters at Ollie Webb: Building wellness to maximize potential, elevate quality of life

Traditions, new ideas combine to create successful United Way campaign

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska’s (BCBSNE) annual fundraising campaign combined time honored traditions with new ideas to support United Way of the Midlands (UWM). For more than 30 years, BCBSNE has raised funds for UWM, a nonprofit dedicated to the education, financial and health needs of the community. The fundraising festivities began with

By |2019-11-07T14:29:05-06:00November 8th, 2019|Categories: Community Engagement, Topics|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on Traditions, new ideas combine to create successful United Way campaign

BCBSNE receives Volunteer Organization of the Year Award

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) recently received the Volunteer Organization of the Year Award from United Way of the Midlands (UWM) at the nonprofit’s annual meeting and luncheon. UWM presents the award annually to a company that consistently strives to improve the community through volunteerism. Selection is based on the percentage of

By |2019-10-24T15:59:25-05:00October 29th, 2019|Categories: Community Engagement, Topics|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on BCBSNE receives Volunteer Organization of the Year Award

Toddler with rare disease making strides

Two-year-old Giulia DiGiacomo loves being around her two big sisters and playing in the front yard, but right now, she’s all about “Baby,” her aptly named baby doll. Intrigued by a nearby high chair, Giulia loosens her grip, helps settle Baby in, and sets out a multicolored buffet of rubber balls. Moments later, the toddler

By |2019-10-07T09:02:55-05:00September 30th, 2019|Categories: Community Engagement, Topics|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Toddler with rare disease making strides

350 BCBSNE employees give back during Day of Caring

In one day, at 30 nonprofit agencies, 350 Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) employees gave back to the community during United Way of the Midlands (UWM) Day of Caring. UWM Day of Caring is an annual volunteer service event pairing corporate teams and individuals with nonprofits in need of assistance. From cleaning

By |2019-11-08T09:20:43-06:00September 26th, 2019|Categories: Community Engagement, Topics|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on 350 BCBSNE employees give back during Day of Caring

YP Connect collects more than 400 items for United Way in two hours

The start of football season recently led to a little fall fun in support of the community at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE). The company’s Young Professionals (YP) Connect group hosted its annual tailgating event at Blue Cross Centre. Music, nachos and yard games abounded and more than 400 personal hygiene items,

By |2019-09-12T15:31:24-05:00September 13th, 2019|Categories: Community Engagement, Topics|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on YP Connect collects more than 400 items for United Way in two hours

‘Helping others will always put you on a good path’

Coffees poured and seats taken, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) employees recently gathered in a conference room, ready to hear from Rebecca Stavick, executive director of Do Space. Do Space is a nonprofit providing technology access and education. Stavick actively manages Do Space’s relationships, direction and strategy, bringing technology industry leadership and

By |2019-08-26T08:38:43-05:00August 26th, 2019|Categories: Community Engagement, Stories|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on ‘Helping others will always put you on a good path’

School supply “shop” opens at Conestoga Elementary for new year

Checklists in hand, Conestoga Elementary students and their parents recently crossed school supply shopping off their to-do lists in a special “shop” set up by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) employees. BCBSNE, Conestoga’s Adopt-a-School partner, hosts an annual school supply drive for the elementary school. Departments and employees throughout the company collect

By |2019-08-15T16:56:46-05:00August 16th, 2019|Categories: Community Engagement, Topics|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on School supply “shop” opens at Conestoga Elementary for new year

Lincoln communal garden growing

Squash, bamboo, cucumbers, mushrooms and eggplants are being tended with care by Karen refugees in a first of its kind communal garden in Lincoln. The Karen culture supports the sharing of plots of land and labor for the use of all. “For those who worked in agriculture before immigrating, it builds a comforting connection between

By |2019-07-09T08:53:30-05:00July 12th, 2019|Categories: Community Engagement, Topics|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Lincoln communal garden growing

Salvation Army volunteer reflects on flood relief, her “little part” in filling a huge need

For Omahan Stacey Quandahl, it was about rising to the occasion in the wake of last spring’s catastrophic flooding in eastern Nebraska and western Iowa. A grandmother of three, she was among thousands of residents who stepped up to help with the relief effort. “I was moved to volunteer because I knew there was such

By |2019-07-01T09:15:50-05:00July 1st, 2019|Categories: Community Engagement, Stories|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Salvation Army volunteer reflects on flood relief, her “little part” in filling a huge need