Nebraskans for Solar & Heartland Hope Mission Partnering on Giving Tuesday Solar Project & 24-Hours-of-Impact Volunteer Activity

November 1, 2019 – December 3, 2019 all-day


Nebraskans for Solar and Heartland Hope Mission are partnering on the installation of a solar energy system on their building at 2021 U Street to help reduce their energy bills for the next 25 years, money they can use for their programs.

Nebraskans for Solar is raising funds for this new Green Watts for Good project through Giving Tuesday, a metro-wide fundraising campaign sponsored by SHARE Omaha. Our goal is to raise $10,000, and we will match individual donations up to a total of $10,000.

Giving Tuesday will be held on December 3, 2019 over 24 hours, but contributions can be made any time before then using the code GT402, Omaha’s area code, on our SHARE Omaha Page.

1,000 Volunteers Wanted: Our activity during Giving Tuesday’s 24 Hours of Impact is to co-host a drive for Heartland Hope Mission. We seek 1,000 volunteers to drop off one or more items during our drive.

Most Needed Items:
Clothing: gently used coats (all sizes) baby and kids clothing

Hygiene items: shampoo, body wash, baby diapers (size 3-5), toilet paper
Christmas: Brand new toys

When: Tuesday, December 3, 2019 from 2 pm to 6 pm

Where to drop off: Heartland Hope Mission, 2021 U Street. Refreshments provided.

Additional Option: We also will accept donation items at Nebraskans for Solar’s educational event at UNO’s Barbara Weitz Community Engagement Center on November 20th at 7 pm. Visit our website calendar for details.

Please contact Helen Deffenbacher: or Renae Bush: 

Another way you can help is to download our flyer and share it widely.
Thank you from all of us at Nebraskans for Solar and Heartland Hope Mission!

About Heartland Hope Mission

Heartland Hope Mission is a faith-based organization which helps people work toward self-sufficiency. At Heartland Hope, we provide a week’s supply of groceries, clothing, and diapers, but we provide much more! We give hope to those who feel as if they are caught in a hopeless situation. We know that providing groceries alone is not enough to meet the needs of the approximately 45,000 clients we serve. Everyone who comes through our doors is greeted with a smile and meets with one of our friendly and knowledgeable Client Service Specialists. They connect each family with services to help them gain self-sufficiency and hope for their future.  This could include connecting them with our Job Paths Program, assisting them with a SNAP (food stamp) application or providing them with a referral to receive other assistance.

About SHARE Omaha

SHARE Omaha offers the giving public opportunities to connect with metro nonprofits through donations, volunteering and shopping wish lists. We make it easy to find local nonprofits and engage with them how you choose. Our open and inclusive platform amplifies the needs of the entire nonprofit community, giving all organizations a chance to be seen and heard regardless of size, cause or budget. We believe this technology will engage a new audience and foster the donors who will sustain and advance the metro’s philanthropic future.

About Nebraskans for Solar’s Green Watts for Good Program

We seek partnerships through our Green Watts for Good Program on solar projects as part of community development and revitalization, such as the Seventy Five North project recently completed in the Highlander Neighborhood in North Omaha, and on solar installations on Nebraska food pantries and homeless shelters, especially in areas impacted by flooding. This is a way partnering nonprofits can reduce their energy bills, money they can use to support their programs and mission.