Flying Flags for Charity is a night to honor 8 local non-profits for their tremendous work in the Omaha community. Each charity demonstrates character in their mission, vision and advocacy for their specific sector in the Omaha society. Not only are they bringing awareness but also educating the public about illnesses, health, education, and opportunity for all.
To keep tradition alive, the Omaha Baseball Village at the Old Mattress Factory is privileged to have the original Rosenblatt flagpoles standing year-round on the south end of the property. Each non-profit gets to unveil a team flag and raise it on the Flagpole on Opening Night. This year, the Flying Flags for Charity Event is on Friday, June 14th, from 5:30 pm to 8 pm. All are welcome to help us celebrate these 8 amazing charities serving the Omaha community. Come meet them at the Omaha Baseball Village!
This year's charities:
Autism Action Partnership
The mission of Autism Action Partnership (AAP) is to improve the quality of life of persons on the Autism Spectrum and their families through education, advocacy and support, thereby enabling them to be an integral part of the community. We pursue this mission by offering programs and services to individuals and families affected by autism, as well as providing education and training to the entire community. AAP’s three core areas of focus are Education, Workforce Development, and Enrichment and Inclusion.
JDRF is the leading global organization funding type 1 diabetes (T1D) research. Our strength lies in our exclusive focus and singular influence on the worldwide effort to end T1D.
Vision: A world without type 1 diabetes
Mission: Accelerating life-changing breakthroughs to cure, prevent & treat T1D and its complications
Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease that strikes both children and adults suddenly. It has nothing to do with diet or lifestyle. There is nothing you can do to prevent it. And, at present, there is no cure.
Camp CoHoLo's mission is to serve children between the ages of 6 and 17 who are impacted by cancer or blood disorders. Campers include children undergoing therapy and those who have completed treatment. Camp CoHoLo held its first summer camp, a three-day event, in 1985 for 22 children. CoHoLo is an acronym for Courage, Hope and Love, the guiding principles behind the formation of Camp CoHoLo. From its humble beginnings, Camp CoHoLo now hosts 170 to 190 children each July during two four-day camps.
The Hope Center for Kids
The Hope Center for Kids started with a vision in the heart of Pastor Ty Schenzel. He saw the need for hope in the lives of youth and children who could not see beyond their circumstances. This vision became a reality in 1998 when The Hope-Omaha opened its doors.
It is home to multiple learning spaces including the Hope Employment and Learning Academy, a commercial kitchen and cafeteria, and The Hope Skate roller skating rink. In 2014, The Hope Center for Kids expanded its impact and opened its second site in Pastor Ty’s hometown of Fremont, Nebraska. The Hope Center for Kids serves over 2,700 youth, children and families each year through its two locations.
American Red Cross
Mission Statement: The American Red Cross prevents and alleviates human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors.
Vision Statement: The American Red Cross, through its strong network of volunteers, donors and partners, is always there in times of need. We aspire to turn compassion into action so that all people affected by disaster across the country and around the world receive care, shelter and hope; our communities are ready and prepared for disasters; everyone in our country has access to safe, lifesaving blood and blood products; all members of our armed services and their families find support and comfort whenever needed; and in an emergency, there are always trained individuals nearby, ready to use their Red Cross skills to save lives.
Josh the Otter
Our goal is to educate children with a fun and simple message:
TO STAY AWAY FROM WATER UNLESS ACCOMPANIED BY AN ADULT.
“Josh the Baby Otter” was created to help children comprehend and remember this important message. Ultimately, we want to create a water safety behavior for all children that will be passed on from generation to generation.
Our mission is to educate children and adults worldwide about water safety through the utilization of drowning prevention campaigns & early childhood water safety training.
Mike T. Rozier Cancer Foundation
The mission of the Michael T. Rozier Cancer Foundation as a 501 (c)3 is to provide financial assistance for support to cancer patients during treatment and recovery. Our goal is to relieve some of the worries and concerns of patients as they meet the challenges of treatment and reconstructing their lives.
Our assistance focuses on:
• Patients with greatest financial need as identified by partner institutions
• Support that will contribute to normality, consistency and convenience in the lives of patients and families during treatment and recovery
• Initiatives that lift the spirits of patients and provide emotional support during the rigors of treatment and recovery
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
Mission: Cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families.
Since 1949, we’ve invested nearly $1.3 billion in groundbreaking research, pioneering many of today’s most innovative approaches. We work tirelessly to find cures and ensure patients can access the lifesaving treatments they need. When someone experiences the fear and uncertainty of a cancer diagnosis, we provide hope, compassion, education and support. And we are making an impact in the cancer community.