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.
Make a BIG IMPACT with
a SMALL GIFT to YES at Pickleman's this Month

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 TODAY through the end of the month, patrons have the opportunity to donate $1 with each order. 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."

Make Your Big Impact at any of the 6 Metro Omaha Pickleman's stores THIS MONTH.

Thank You!
Help YES 'Spark the Spirit' During Veridian Credit Union's Holiday Campaign

YES is one of five organizations nominated by employees this November for Veridian Credit Union’s "Spark the Spirit" giving campaign!

Between November 5-19, community members can visit the Spark the Spirit website to vote for one nonprofit organization to receive a Spark the Spirit donation from Veridian. Watch YES social media in the coming days for the LIVE LINK!

The organizations will be given a donation based on the number of votes they receive. Donations will be awarded as follows: First Place, $5,000; Second Place, $2,500; Third Place, $1,000; Fourth and Fifth Place, $500.

The donation checks will be presented to the organizations on Giving Tuesday, November 30, 2021.

Please watch the YES Facebook Page NOVEMBER 5 for a VOTING LINK!

Did you know YES served more than 1,000 youth in in the 2020-21 fiscal year -- some of them runaways?

Youth leave home and live with friends or on the streets due to a variety of reasons: bad home life, abuse at home, lack of parental acceptance due to sexual preference...as well as many others.

We encourage you to Wear Green this month to help us recognize the need to support Homeless and Runaway Youth in Metro Omaha and everywhere!

Share your photos with us on your social
media using the hashtag #NRPM2021!
Thank You for Making
2021 Dance for a Chance
a Tremendous Success!

After months of practicing and fundraising -- and a year delay due to the pandemic -- YES' 2021 Dance for a Chance: The Roaring Twenty-Twenties was a tremendous success!

Presented by Lindsay Corporation, the annual fundraising event -- YES' biggest of the year -- was Thursday, October 7, once again at the Omaha Design Center.

Dance for a Chance 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 raised more than $109,000 BECAUSE OF YOUR GENEROSITY! We can't THANK YOU ENOUGH for helping us exceed our post-pandemic goal.

Congratulations to Xavier Carr of Lasik Plus and his partner Leigh Chaves for getting the highest marks from our judging panel to win Best Dance Performance.

And MANY THANKS to Katie Kuhl of Medical Solutions for getting the MOST VOTES and RAISING THE MOST MONEY, well over $30,000 to be our Fundraising Champion.

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.

Suffice it to say, this fundraiser is UNLIKE ANY OTHER each year in the community -- and everyone has a GREAT TIME DOING IT!

"We are so grateful to everyone who supported Dance for a Chance this year, particularly our dancers and instructors for the tremendous amount of time and effort they gave to raise so much money and perform at such a high level," said Barb Farho, YES Director of Development.

"We also thank all of our sponsors, silent auction donors, volunteers, staff -- everyone who helped make this year's event such a tremendous success. We have already started planning next year's event!"
Lindsay Corporation returned as this year’s Presenting Sponsor, after several years as a YES Champion level sponsor. Medical Solutions was a first-time sponsor at the YES Champion level. Midwest Medical Transport was a first-time sponsor as the Speakeasy Sponsor, and
Lund-Ross Constructors was this year's Virtual Telecast sponsor.

Check out PHOTOS from the evening on our Facebook Event Page! Thank you to Debra Kaplan for taking such wonderful photos!

Watch YES communications in the coming months for the date of next year's Dance for a Chance! We look forward to seeing you!
Colder Weather Brings 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 the upcoming winter months, it's clear that WE NEED YOUR HELP!

Never is it more important to have a WARM MEAL!

Meals can be HOMEMADE, catered or frozen and should be large enough to feed 15 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.
Join the Giving Tuesday Celebration November 30
by Supporting YES

On the heels of a very challenging 2020,
there's little doubt that we've all continued
to maneuver obstacles in 2021.

Nonprofits like Youth Emergency Services continue to feel its impact -- as do our young people.

Giving Tuesday is Nov. 30, and WE NEED YOUR HELP to REACH OUR $25,000 GOAL to continue providing services to hundreds of homeless youth in Metro Omaha!

We realize we've asked a lot of you this year already -- but we KNOW we can continue to COUNT ON YOU as we have in the past.

Please consider making a gift to help us reach our goal so we can continue to serve hundreds of homeless and near-homeless youth.


*Your donations are tax deductible.
Belcher Joins YES Board of Directors

Megan Belcher, Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary for Scoular, joined the YES Board of Directors in October.

Scoular is a worldwide agricultural company with its global headquarters based in Omaha.

As a member of YES’s Board of Directors, Belcher brings her deep nonprofit leadership, corporate governance, communications, human resources and legal expertise to create opportunity and solutions for YES, its clients and its stakeholders as it continues its mission focused on Omaha’s youth.

“I'm very passionate about YES's mission and the youth populations it serves. I am looking forward to being an advocate for YES and its clients, both at the board level and as an on the ground volunteer,” Belcher said.

Belcher is the Chief Legal & External Affairs officer at Scoular. She leads Scoular's Legal, Brand Marketing & Corporate Communications and Sustainability & ESG teams.

In addition, Belcher serves on Scoular’s Board of Directors, as a Trustee for The Scoular Foundation and founded Scoular’s first Employee Resource Group (ERG), Scoular Women Influencing Culture (SWIC). She serves on other Omaha and nationally focused nonprofit boards and is committed to the diverse pro-bono work she engages in to support underserved populations.

Belcher graduated from the University of Missouri and Boston College Law School. She holds a certificate in Human Resources Management and is a National Association of Corporate Directors Governance Fellow.

Please Join Us in Welcoming Megan!
Join the Holiday Round-Up at La Casa and Help YES!

During the month of December, you can Round-Up your orders at La Casa at 44th and Leavenworth and help homeless youth!

Watch YES social media for more information as December grows closer!
Upcoming Holidays Offer Opportunities to Fulfill Wishes

Please make a gift so our youth can enjoy a

Gift Cards, Gas Cards, Bus Passes, Holiday Gifts, Winter Items, and of course, Monetary Donations, are requested and needed for our youth this holiday season.

Please visit our Holiday Giving Page to find a full list of items!

Gifts can be sent to or dropped off at our administration offices (address below) by Friday, December 3

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

If you make an online donation, 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!

November -- YES is Partnering with Pickleman's
November 5-19 -- Spark the Spirit Presented by Veridian Credit Union
November 30 -- Giving Tuesday 2021
December -- Holiday Giving Season
December -- Holiday Round-Up for YES at La Casa

For more information, please contact Barb.
YES is Here, There
and Everywhere!

We love telling you about the great things we do every day to change the lives of homeless and near-homeless youth -- and here's proof!

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Saying? Please Share!

Please share this newsletter with friends and family, and if you aren't seeing something you want to know about YES -- please let us know!

Look for the December 2021 issue of YES News in your mailbox Wednesday, December 1!

Thank you for helping us spread the word about the great things happening at YES!