It’s not every day that your cup of coffee can support justice for all, but it can during the month of July!
Our friends at Urban Abbey, a nonprofit coffee shop, bookstore, and faith community in Omaha, selected Nebraska Appleseed to be its nonprofit community partner of the month for the month of July! Stop in and grab a cup of coffee or bag of coffee beans and your purchase will support Appleseed’s fight for justice and opportunity for all!
Here’s how it works: Each month, Urban Abbey selects a nonprofit partner who receives 10% of all coffee bar sales and 100% of sales of the “Urban Abbey Blend” of whole bean coffee. Beansmith donates these bags of whole beans each month. Through this initiative, Urban Abbey has generously given over $19,000 to many nonprofit community partners!
Join us for one of the following events this month at Urban Abbey:
Pub Quiz! Appleseed Edition
Tuesday, July 2
Join Appleseed at Urban Abbey in the Old Market for Pub Quiz! Appleseed Edition. Form a team of no more than 5 people and compete to answer 40 questions in 5 categories. The top team wins a fantastic prize! A prize will also be given to the winner of the individual half-time question! Join the Facebook event page.
Immigration Reform Advocacy Night
Thursday, July 11
Join Appleseed for a presentation and Q&A on the work being done to pass federal immigration reform in Congress and learn how you can take action. After the presentation concludes, there will be opportunities to make your voice heard.
Child Welfare Advocacy: A Story of Success
Thursday, July 18
Appleseed’s Child Welfare team will present a short video illustrating the journey of advocates, providers, and young people who joined forces in support of a recent bill passed by the Nebraska Legislature to extend important services and support to age 21 for young people who age out of foster care. A panel of stakeholders and young people involved in advocacy efforts will follow with time for Q&A from the audience.
What to Expect from the Affordable Care Act
Thursday, July 25
8:30 a.m. networking, 9 a.m. presentation w/Q&A
The Affordable Care Act (ACA) has changed how people will access health care coverage, and will allow more people to afford health insurance. Please come to an informational presentation on what the law says, what’s coming, and how you can assist people in getting the health care coverage they need. This is a great opportunity for the nonprofit community to learn how the ACA will affect the people they serve.
Join us at 8:30 a.m. for coffee and networking followed by a presentation and Q&A at 9 a.m.
You’re Welcome In Omaha Dialog Night
Tuesday, July 30
Join Appleseed, Inclusive Communities, and You’re Welcome in Omaha for a dialog about making Omaha a more welcoming community for all Omahans. The event will be an informal conversation between Omaha neighbors, both those whose families immigrated to Omaha generations ago and those who have immigrated more recently. Sharing experiences, identifying common goals and shared values will lead to greater respect among all neighbors.
Hope to see you in July!