SHARE Omaha’s Do Good Week is coming up in Council Bluffs starting April 19, and we’re about to find out the answer to the question, “What if we thought about all the different ways we can Do Good…for a whole week?”

During this week of giving back, you’re encouraged to do good every day, in your own way. But if you need some ideas, each day has a theme that can get your creative (and generous) juices flowing:

Monday, April 19: Mission Monday – Think about the big causes that matter to you and what values you hold most dear. Reflect on important moments in your life and the experiences of your loved ones. What organizations are furthering these causes? Which Council Bluffs nonprofits share your values? Maybe there is an organization that helped you or a loved one during an important time in your life. Make a point of spreading the word about their good work on Mission Monday.

Tuesday, April 20: New Donor Tuesday – Go on a little Council Bluffs scavenger hunt today. Find an organization that has never heard from you before. You’ve never donated to them, you’ve never volunteered with them, and maybe you’ve never interacted with them on social media. With hundreds of nonprofits in our community, there’s bound to be several that have never experienced your brand of goodness before. Introduce yourself today by making an out-of-the-blue donation. And be sure to spread their good news on your social media channels!

Wednesday, April 21: Wish List Wednesday – It feels good to donate physical items and picture how they will be used in Council Bluffs for good work. Visit the wish lists from Southwest Iowa nonprofits at SHAREomaha.org and see if you have any of these items collecting dust around your home. Or, shop at one of our amazing Council Bluffs retailers and buy the items nonprofits need. With a few short clicks, you can also order from Amazon and have the package sent to the nonprofit directly. Share these wish lists on social media – the things they need can say a lot about the work nonprofits engage in every day.

Thursday, April 22: Volun-Thursday – As our community starts to recover from the effects of the pandemic, start to think about where you’d like to safely volunteer your time in the future. Learn more about local nonprofits that could use your help at SHAREomaha.org. Even now, many nonprofits offer socially distanced ways to volunteer, and some of the opportunities can be done in the comfort and safety of your home. We know nonprofits will be eager to welcome you as soon as they are able. Plan for that moment, and submit your interest, right now. 

Friday, April 23: Fund It Friday – It’s time to finish strong and give all you can to your favorite Council Bluffs nonprofits. These organizations and those they serve need your donations. As one of their biggest supporters, you can help rally even more people to help them continue their important work. Remember 100% of your donation goes to the organization if you choose to cover PayPal’s low processing fees.  SHARE Omaha doesn’t keep a percentage or charge any fees to nonprofits or givers.

Saturday, April 24: Celebration Saturday – Goodness, what a week! We need to shout from the rooftops and give each other virtual hugs and high-fives for all the good we did! Together, we can be a powerful force for lifting Council Bluffs organizations. Let’s celebrate everyone’s gifts and keep the positive energy flowing. Today, give lots of shout-outs, high fives, pats on the back, and thank you notes for all the contributions and efforts you saw during Do Good Week.

Be sure to stay connected to SHARE Omaha’s social media the entire week. Council Bluffs nonprofits will be eligible for additional cash prizes from the Pottawattamie County Community Foundation, some of which will be based on the support they receive from you throughout Do Good Week, meaning your gifts are even more valuable than before.  

We can’t wait to experience the excitement of an entire week of good in Council Bluffs!

#DoGoodWeek

This blog was written by SHARE Omaha. 

This post was originally published on March 12, 2021 on the Unleash Council Bluffs blog.