Bob Basile and his friends used to exchange gifts for the holidays. One year, they started a new tradition, swapping presents for donations to support Channel 94.1’s annual diaper drive for Lydia House, the Open Door Mission’s women’s shelter. “You know that old saying about giving being better than receiving?” Basile said. “It’s true.” After
Red aprons donned and bells in hand, 47 Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) employees recently volunteered to support the Salvation Army’s Red Kettle Campaign. BCBSNE employees volunteer annually for the campaign, which helps fund Salvation Army programs year-round. Some volunteers, such as Cara Jacobson, BCBSNE product manager, are seasoned bell ringing experts.
For more than a decade, Conestoga Elementary students have brought holiday cheer for all at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) to hear. Vocal Music Teacher Lisa Greeno brings fifth and sixth grade chorus students to carol at Blue Cross Centre annually through BCBSNE and Conestoga Elementary Adopt-a-School partnership. With bops like “Hip
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
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
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
Growing up, Ben Ries’ parents shared the importance of giving back to the community. Ries continues to live his family’s values through Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Midlands. Ries, a current board member at Big Brothers Big Sisters, started volunteering through the program in 2010 after completing his graduate degree. “I just realized that
Networking is everything when it comes to starting a career. At Shaking It up for Students, Nebraska business leaders recently came together to build connections with local college students. The event, hosted by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE), was sponsored by College Possible, a nonprofit organization dedicated to making college admission and
Students at Fullerton Elementary School and Gretna High School recently rocked educational challenges alongside Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) employees through Careerockit. Careerockit is a Greater Omaha Chamber initiative aiming to inspire local students by connecting them with businesses, which host events for students to gain hands-on experiences in a career field.
The Salvation Army receives hundreds of applications for its Adopt-A-Family program each year. The families who qualify are facing significant hardships and are unable to afford a Christmas dinner, new toys and warm clothes for their children. Some are low income single parent families, some are large families where a parent has been laid off