FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contacts:
Sarah Lake, Public Relations, 402-763-7571, sarah@emspacegroup.com
Jeff Jensen, Creative Design Manager, 402-978-5657, jjensen@lfsneb.org

 ‘Rally for Kids’ to Raise Funds and Awareness for Critical Children’s Programs on Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019

Omaha, Neb., Dec. 18, 2019 – A child’s brain is 85 percent developed by age three. Because early childhood experiences shape the brain’s ability to learn throughout their life, children need nurturing parents and safety from abuse, neglect and stress. Unfortunately, many of our area children have experienced less than ideal childhoods. But children are resilient. There is help and hope for these children.

Through Lutheran Family Services of Nebraska (LFS) mental health services, parenting programs, wrap-around support and incentive-based programming, children and parents can heal and reach their full potential for a healthy life. LFS is able to offer many programs to our community free of charge, thanks to community support through fundraisers like “Rally for Kids.”

“Rally for Kids” is a fun, casual event hosted by LFS where all proceeds support programs that help Omaha-Council Bluffs area children and families grow stronger. The event is held Thursday, Feb. 28 from 6-9 p.m. at the Embassy Suites Omaha Downtown Old Market.

Tickets are now available for purchase at LFSneb.org. Single tickets are just $100, which includes dinner, open bar and one parking pass. Guests will be dressed in their favorite sports casual attire — creative outfits are encouraged! Council Bluffs Mayor Matt Walsh and his wife Barb are honorary chairs of the event; event chairs are Chris and Lindsey Tonniges.

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About Lutheran Family Services of Nebraska

Established in 1892, Lutheran Family Services of Nebraska (LFS) is a faith-based, not-for-profit, multi-service human care agency with locations across Nebraska and an office in Council Bluffs, Iowa. The LFS mission is to provide human care services that build and strengthen individual, family and community life. As a multi-service organization, LFS demonstrates its mission through three broad service areas:

  • Behavioral Health Services: including mental health counseling, sexual abuse/incest treatment, substance use treatment and specialized counseling for children, adolescents, adults and families
  • Children Services: providing infant, international and foster care adoption services and searches, foster care, pregnancy counseling, maternal health care and family support services
  • Community Services: providing refugee resettlement services, immigration legal services, and education and employment services for new populations.

To learn more, visit www.LFSneb.org.

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