Five ways you can help Outlook Nebraska

At Outlook Nebraska, our mission is to positively impact everyone who is blind or visually impaired. We would not be able to do this without the help and support of everyone in our community. If you want to help us continue to help those with vision loss, check out these five ways you can assist us. 

Volunteer

Do you want to help Omaha nonprofits? If you want to get a much more personal and rewarding experience to help Outlook Nebraska, volunteer your spare time. We are always looking for volunteers to help at our office or help blind and visually impaired teens take part in fun enrichment activities. You will get the chance to meet some inspiring people and make a difference in their lives. Here’s how you can help.

Recreation buddy

We provide youth and adult recreation programs where people with vision loss get to learn a new skill and meet new people. If you volunteer to become a recreation buddy, we partner you up one-on-one with a blind or visually impaired teen or adult. You get to meet new people and help them regain their confidence. 

Office support

Do you have a couple of hours to spare? We are always looking for office support. You can assist us with office projects or duties. We can always use an extra pair of hands and eyes! 

Mentoring

If you are a professional looking to give back, donate your time by mentoring someone with vision loss interested in your skill sets. 

Donor events

Throughout the year, we have two donor events open to the public – Tee It Up Fore Sight and Vision Beyond Sight. We want blind or visually impaired teens to grow up self-reliant and self-assured, so they don’t let anything stop them from reaching their dreams. Help us do so by joining us as a golfer or a sponsor at Tee It Up Fore Sight. Proceeds are directed toward Outlook Enrichment’s Programs.

Join us for an evening to benefit Outlook’s Enrichment Programs for the blind and visually impaired Friday, October 18. Our annual program and dinner is our largest fundraising event of the year, drawing the attendance of many of our community leaders and generous donors. During the event, you’ll enjoy a gourmet meal, meet some of Outlook’s visually impaired associates and clients, be inspired by keynote speaker, Chip Townsend, and cheer on Outlook Nebraska’s award winners and nominees. Learn more here!

Donate

Any donation can go a long way — more than 75 percent of those we serve come from low to moderate-income households. We are always looking for donations to offset the cost of adaptive technology training or to send a blind or visually impaired teen to camp. Donate here!

For $50, you can provide an hour of adaptive technology training for a visually impaired person.

For $75, you can fund a visually imparied teen's participation in an adapted recreation activity.

For $100, you can provide a smartphone app that a blind person can use to read print materials

For $150, you can subsidize a smart device purchase for an adaptive technology training client.

For $200, you can purchase a refurbished computer with software a visually impaired person can use independently.

For $250, you can make audio description services available for one theatrical production.

For $500, you can cover the cost for five people to try digital eyewear potentially overcoming vision loss.

For $2,750, you can support a blind student to attend Camp Abilities Nebraska.

Create a donation drive

Through our Community Donation Program an individual, group, company or Omaha nonprofits can easily launch a paper products drive, collecting our toilet paper or paper towels for their charity of choice. We will create a specific drive page on our site that does everything from describing the drive, to collecting donations to deliver the paper products to your chosen charity. Not only will the drive benefit a cause you care about, but it will also help our blind and visually impaired associates continue to work and prosper. To set up your very own toilet paper or paper towel drive, please call 402.614.3331 and ask for Rachel.

Learn more

Help people with vision loss by sharing your knowledge with others. There are ways you can assist and encourage your loved one or co-worker throughout their daily life. Contact us to answer any questions regarding how you can support yourself, loved one or how to make your business and Omaha nonprofits more inclusive.

As you can tell from above, there are plenty of ways for you to assist those with vision loss. Any small donation and time can make a difference in someone’s life. Contact Outlook Nebraska if you have any questions or have another way you want to assist.