Flying Flags for Charity will look a little different this year, as the event has evolved in the wake of Covid-19, to prioritize our fans’ health and safety. Omaha Baseball Village recognizes that it is the people that make this event, so it is only right that we do our part to give back to the Omaha community. This year, we will still be honoring 8 local non-profits around the Omaha area to highlight their incredible services to the community. However, we will not be hosting the traditional cookout event on opening night, but instead focusing on one organization each day and talking a bit about their mission to help bring awareness to their cause.
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 team flag raised on opening night will be in honor of the 8 non-profits participating this year.
Hope Center for Kids
The Hope provides a safe after-school and summer program where children and youth can take part in academic support, youth development, faith-based learning opportunities, and receive a hot meal every night. It all started with a vision in the heart of the late Pastor Ty Schenzel who saw the need for hope in the lives of kids who could not see beyond their circumstances, and his vision became a reality in 1998.
More than 20 years later, The Hope is home to multiple learning spaces including an Employment & Learning Academy, a commercial kitchen and cafeteria, and the Hope Skate roller rink. In 2018, The Hope Center for Kids launched its first campus site in Holy Name School where it continues to impact lives today. In the spring of 2021, Hope Skate will officially become the Schenzel Community Center, honoring the late Ty and Teri Schenzel.
Family life is the basic unit of our society. There is a great need to heal our culture and strengthen the family structure in America. Bethlehem House has identified respect for all life – born and unborn – as the crucial issue our community must address.We know every person has a right to life, and a right to a life; that is, a right to responsible parenting with loving care, education, and encouraging support. We work to compassionately and zealously launch lives on the upward path of responsibility, growth, and community spirit.Bethlehem House is a place where each woman is shown how to love herself, and helped to find and develop her own unique talents so that upon departing she will be on a path to make the contribution to the world God has planned for her and her child.Bethlehem House – Empowering Women from Surviving to Thriving
Generation Diamond was founded by Blanca Mejia in 2016. Having become involved with young people seeking to re-establish their security and future plans after significant intervening events in their lives, Mejia recognized their primary need for a stable environment and resources that allow for necessary changes in behavior and habits. This work soon expanded to include anyone in unstable social and economic crises, regardless of age or circumstance, helping to build a foundation for a stable, secure and productive future.
Our Mission: Generation Diamond exists to empower adults who are 19 and older through transitional programs and services to succeed in building a secure and stable future. We assist with immediate needs after significant disruptions and offer longer-term programs that provide intentional support, direction and hope. We believe everyone deserves a chance. And then another.
Our Vision: Generation Diamond assists individuals reintegrating into their communities to hold the keys that unlock the benefits of a stable plan, a stable job and stable housing, considered the Three Hallmarks of the Generation Diamond program.
Boys Town of Omaha
At Boys Town, we provide an array of life-changing youth care and health care services that meet each child and family exactly where they are so they get the right kind of care, at the right time, in the right way. Whether caring for a child in crisis, treating complex health care conditions or helping families find the parenting resources they need, Boys Town is here for you and your family with expert, compassionate care and a proven track record of helping children and families heal and grow in mind, body and spirit.
Heart Ministry Center
The Heart Ministry Center originated nearly 40 years ago by the name of the Sacred Heart Human Needs Door Ministry. Beginning in 1982, under the leadership of Father Jim Scholz and Sr. Mary Ann Murphy, the door ministry provided food, clothing, and other basic needs for families enrolled at Sacred Heart School. In 1997, the center moved to 31st and Spaulding Street and found a new name as the Heart Ministry Center. Today, the center strives to empower the Omaha community through the implementation of its four core values: Compassion, community, excellence and accountability. The center currently serves the community in a multitude of ways. It operates a choice food pantry for financially insecure persons and families. On its campus, Omaha community members have access to a free healthcare clinic for basic checkups and dental work. Additionally, it offers a reduced price laundromat for community members as well as a job placement program for participants to learn job skills, effective workplace communication, accountability and customer service skills all while serving the community.
Lutheran Family Services
Lutheran Family Services of Nebraska was founded in 1892 when the organization began serving orphans in Fremont and Omaha. Today, the needs of children and families are met through a wide variety of comprehensive programs – including complete adoption services for both birth and adoptive parents, family search services, foster care programs, support for young parents, and pregnancy and parenting counseling.
Community Services programs provide high-quality direct support services for refugees, immigrants, asylees, and victims of international human trafficking. LFS caseworkers are knowledgeable and skilled in case management, advocacy, cultural orientation, education, immigration legal services, employment, and job readiness training.
In addition to individual, family and group counseling, LFS offers speakers, seminars and workshops on behavioral health issues. we work hand-in-hand with law enforcement and the judicial system.
Our Mission: To build apartments for adults with developmental disabilities, to empower them to live self-determined lives and to be engaged in their community.
Sheltering Tree builds affordable apartment communities for persons with developmental disabilities. The purpose of housing initiated by Sheltering Tree, Inc. is to create affordable, quality, home-like environments in apartment style communities with secure and supervised living to help adults with developmental disabilities achieve maximum independence, lead productive and fulfilling lives, build friendships, belong to and contribute to the greater community in which they live. We believe that each individual represents enormous potential and unexplored talents, interests and abilities.