Good Deeds, Jan. 5 - Omaha.com
Published Sunday, January 5, 2014 at 1:30 am / Updated at 4:55 pm
Good Deeds, Jan. 5

The following are fundraisers, donations and charitable events happening in the Midlands. Email your information about good deeds to connect@owh.com or call 402-444-1040.

Lending a hand: In the past two months, employees at CQuence Health Group — an Omaha-based health care company — donated time, toys, food and money to community members in need. Employees organized a supply drive for the Ronald McDonald House charities. Employees filled a 60-gallon container with paper towels, laundry detergent, teddy bears and more. More than 20 employees rang bells for the Salvation Army Red Kettle campaign. Another supply drive was held for the Salvation Army Angel Tree campaign. Employees purchased more than 100 dolls, trucks, games and other toys for children. In addition, CQuence donated more than $500 in Target gift cards for purchasing extra gifts for the Angel Tree.

Is it hot enough? The Bellevue Volunteer Firefighters Hall will be the scene of Saturday's fundraising chili supper from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. The hall is at 2108 Franklin St. in Bellevue's Olde Towne neighborhood. The cost is $10 at the door. Proceeds will be used for fire prevention and education, the public smoke alarm program, cardiopulmonary resuscitation classes and charitable contributions to other organizations.

Filling pantry shelves: The fifth annual Seldin Co. Food Drive in the Omaha area yielded more than 19,000 pounds of food for Food Bank for the Heartland. Seldin apartment residents and applicants for residence contributed these items. Employees at Seldin's corporate office in Omaha collected about 3,300 food items for the Siena-Francis House shelter. Seldin Co. food drives in west Nebraska, South Dakota, Iowa and Texas brought in more than 10,000 items for food banks in those regions.

Contact the writer: Sue Story Truax

sue.truax@owh.com    |   402-444-1165

Sue writes obituaries and covers community news and schools for Omaha.com's Living section, primarily Community Connection.

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