2679 Farnam Street, Suite 205
Omaha, NE 68131
Youth Emergency Services assists youth experiencing homelessness
and near homelessness by providing critically-needed resources
which support them in their desire to be self-sufficient.
$25 Virtual Tickets Still Available for Dance for a Chance

Our dancers and instructors have been WORKING HARD for the past few weeks and are ready to DAZZLE YOU with their 1920s dance skills at this year's Dance for a Chance: The Roaring Twenty-Twenties!

Presented by Lindsay Corporation, the annual fundraising event -- YES' biggest of the year -- features a mix of community and business leaders who are learning a dance while also raising money to provide services and resources for homeless and near-homeless youth in our community.

This year's event is Thursday, October 7, from 6-9 p.m. once again at
the Omaha Design Center.

Dancers this year are (listed alphabetically):

Similar to Dancing with the Stars, Dance for a Chance pairs up dancers with instructors, who then work together over a series of weeks to create a dance, pick accompanying music and practice before competing in October.
At the same time, the dancers are working within their personal and professional networks – largely via social media – to raise awareness and money for Youth Emergency Services.

Dancers, instructors and attendees are invited to dress in 1920s attire.

Virtual tickets are still available for $25, and they include silent auction, dancer voting and live viewing via a telecast link (that will be emailed with each purchase).

If you continue to social distance and avoid big events, the VIRTUAL TICKET is a great way to SEE THE SHOW and help homeless youth.

Your donation in lieu of tickets is GREATLY APPRECIATED as our young people continue to lose housing and employment due to the lasting impact of the pandemic.
Lindsay Corporation returns as this year’s Presenting Sponsor, after several years as a YES Champion level sponsor. Medical Solutions is a first-time sponsor at the YES Champion level. Midwest Medical Transport is also a first-time sponsor as the Speakeasy Sponsor. Lund-Ross Constructors is this year's Virtual Telecast sponsor.

Learn more about our dancers, instructors and how you can help support Dance for a Chance and Youth Emergency Services at www.yesomaha.org as well as on our Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and Instagram pages. 

Remember, ticket purchases, silent auction sales and general donations go to help homeless and near-homeless youth in our community! Thank you!

Enjoy Some Giggle Water with us October 7!
Register for Hand Up for Housing Walk October 3 to Benefit YES

The Matthew 25 Hand Up for Housing Walk is a fundraiser with a mission to increase awareness for housing insecurities and financially support 3 local agencies including Youth Emergency Services.

“Matthew 25” is an initiative of the Presbyterian Church (USA) that encourages congregations to take on Jesus’ calling from Matthew 25 in the Bible’s New Testament.

The Matthew 25 Hand Up Mission, in collaboration with churches, civic groups, businesses, schools, and colleges, works together and supports members of our community that experience housing insecurity, eviction, substandard housing and poverty. Poor housing conditions affect health, education, stability, safety and one’s overall well-being.

Do Your Part to HELP YES and register to walk in the October 3 Hand Up for Housing mission. Register for the October 3 event HERE.

We Look Forward to Seeing You There!
Old Market's October 3 Jacktoberfest to Benefit YES

Please join Old Market businesses Vintage Ballroom and The Collins for Jacktoberfest and Street Dance Sunday, October 3, from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.

The daylong fundraising event benefiting YES will take place at 11th and Jackson streets. There will be LIVE MUSIC and a Stein-holding competition.

Doesn't that sound like FUN for a GOOD CAUSE?
Pickleman's Returns to Support YES in November

For the second year, YES is Partnering with Pickleman's Gourmet Cafe the month of November to help raise money for homeless youth in our community!

Beginning November 1 through the end of the month, patrons will have the opportunity to donate $1 with each transaction. Despite the pandemic, this month-long event raised more than $4,300 in 2020.

"Pickleman's is excited to once again support Youth Emergency Services; we believe in the work they do and the impact they make in the community to help young people," said Alex Harrington, owner of the Omaha-area stores. "We hope the Omaha community will come out in big numbers to help us help homeless youth."

Visit any of the 6 Pickleman's locations throughout the Omaha Metro in November
and help homeless youth! Thank you!
Fall Weather Brings Great Need for Meals to Feed Homeless Youth

Because of you, homeless youth in our community DON'T GO HUNGRY -- and we are SO GRATEFUL!

However, looking ahead into October and the upcoming winter months, it's clear that WE NEED YOUR HELP!

Meals can once again be HOMEMADE, although we still appreciate catered and frozen meals! Meals should be large enough to feed between 20 and 25 youth.

Further details can be found on our Meals Donation Page*.

Please contact Maren with any questions.

Thank you for signing up today so our youth don't go hungry!

*Your donations are tax deductible.
Holidays Offer Opportunities to fulfill Holiday Wishes

Please consider making a gift of one of more of the following items below so our youth can enjoy some Happy Holidays!

  • Gift Cards -- Walmart, Target, Walgreens, HyVee, etc. -- $10 and $20 increments are most useful

  • Bus Passes -- Adult ride w/transfer, Adult 30-day pass

  • Holiday Gifts -- Headphones, Apple & Android chargers, footballs, razors, electric shavers/clippers, basketballs

  • Winter Items -- Coats: Men's sizes M-XXXL, Women's sizes S-XXXL, gloves, hats, hand warmers, fleece blankets

  • Monetary Donations -- These allow YES to use funds for meals, property maintenance, general expenses and much more!

We hope to provide all youth with store gift cards along with a fast food card. Online donations can be made at www.yesomaha.org, dropped off or mailed to the address below. 

Youth Emergency Services
2679 Farnam Street, Ste. 205
Omaha, NE 68131
M-F, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Please designate your gift as "Christmas Wishes" in the comments box so we can track and allocate your gift properly.

As always, thank you for your ongoing support of YES and the hundreds of youth we serve every year!

*Donations are tax deductible.
We have some exciting EVENTS coming up. We would LOVE your support!

October 3 -- Hand Up for Housing Walk benefiting Youth Emergency Services
October 3 -- Jacktoberfest and Street Dance (11th and Jackson, Old Market) benefiting Youth Emergency Services
November -- YES is Partnering with Pickleman's
November 30 -- Giving Tuesday 2021

If you'd like more information about participation or sponsorship opportunities, please contact Barb.
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Look for the November 2021 issue of YES News in your mailbox Monday, November 1!

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