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Joel Schlessinger's support of Girls Nite Out helps raise money for Girls Inc.

Joel Schlessinger supports Girls Inc, the sponsor of the Girls Nite Out fundraiser.

For over thirty five years, Girls Inc. has been providing young women in Omaha with opportunities to become involved in character-building activities and programs. This organization serves thousands of girls in the Omaha area by providing them with sports fields, libraries, computer labs and playgrounds where they can meet other girls and spend time with mentors.

Joel Schlessinger continues to support this organization in their effort to provide safe and educational environments for girls facing social and economic difficulties.

Joel Schlessinger’s donation to Girls Nite Out helped raise funds to keep this empowering foundation running.

This year, the Girls Nite Out fundraiser was held on January 31st with entertainment by comedian Karith Foster. During the event, donors raised over $75,000 for the Girls Inc. organization. This money will go toward after school and summer programs that provide young girls with the opportunity to become confident and responsible adults.

During the event, attendees were given the opportunity to participate in raffles and given gift bags. Joel Schlessinger donated 300 samples of skin care and beauty products to be given to the attendees at the event. You can read more about this donation on Joel Schlessinger’s blog.

Joel Schlessinger continues to support local organizations in the Omaha area.

Programs such as Girls Inc. are continuously striving to make the Omaha area a better and safer place to live. By providing a healthy environment, these organizations can ensure that children develop the skills they need to become successful and happy adults.

To find out more about Girls Inc. or to find out how you can donate to Girls Nite Out, visit their website. Already a proud supporter? Tell us about your experience in the comment section below.

Joel Schlessinger donates to Louder Than a Bomb: Omaha, a teen poetry festival

Joel Schlessinger recently made a donation to support Louder Than a Bomb: Omaha, a teen poetry festival to be held in the metro from March 18 through April 12. This literacy event focuses on self-expression and community building through poetry, storytelling and hip-hop spoken word.

The donation made by Joel Schlessinger will help Louder Than a Bomb: Omaha expand to reach more students.

Founded in 2001 by Young Chicago Authors, Louder Than a Bomb gained attention as the inspiration for a critically acclaimed documentary. Last year, the event expanded to Omaha, bringing teams of students from 12 Nebraska high schools together for a series of workshops that focused on the creation and performance of original work. The festival’s final tournament, held at Creighton University’s Harper Center Auditorium, attracted more than 500 people.

This year’s event, organized by the Nebraska Writers Collective, film director Greg Jacobs and Young Chicago Authors, will continue its mission of “bringing teens together across racial, gang and socioeconomic lines.”

Joel Schlessinger’s donation will help Louder Than a Bomb: Omaha expand to connect more students with qualified teachers and artists. For more information on this festival or to donate to the cause, visit the organization’s website.

Joel Schlessinger and his family continue to support a number of arts organizations in the Omaha area.

As long-time supporters of local arts, Joel Schlessinger and his family regularly donate to organizations, programs and performing groups from around the metro. Some of these organizations include:

Are you a strong supporter of the arts? Tell us about your recent contributions in the comments.

Joel Schlessinger MD donates to support Holt International

Joel Schlessinger MD recently donated a gift certificate for a free SilkPeel treatment to benefit Holt International Children’s Services, a non-profit adoption organization that works to find loving homes for children regardless of race, religion, ethnicity or gender. Holt International has helped children in countries such as Cambodia, Ethiopia, China, Haiti, India, Nepal, Mongolia, South Korea, the Philippines, Uganda, Vietnam and Thailand.

The donation made by Joel Schlessinger MD will be placed in an auction to support international adoption.

This SilkPeel treatment donated by Joel Schlessinger MD will be auctioned off at the Holt International Annual Gala Dinner and Auction. This year’s event will be held on Saturday, April 20, at the Embassy Suites Hotel in La Vista. All proceeds will go toward fulfilling the organization’s mission to “give all children the love they need and deserve.”

For more than 55 years, Holt International has been dedicated to finding permanent, loving homes for orphaned, abandoned and vulnerable children. The organization also heads several humanitarian projects around the world where families are struggling to survive due to extreme poverty and natural disasters. Established in the 1980s, the Holt International Omaha branch has found loving homes for thousands of children since its inception.

Visit the Holt International website for more information about this organization.

Joel Schlessinger MD is a strong supporter of local organizations who are devoted to changing lives.

Joel Schlessinger continues to support local organizations dedicated to improving the lives of others, especially children. Some of his past donations include:

Have you adopted a child through Holt International or another non-profit organization? Share your story with us in the comments.

Joel Schlessinger MD supports Omaha Burke High School bandJoel Schlessinger MD recently donated a gift certificate for a free SilkPeel treatment to benefit the Omaha Burke band. Students in the Burke band perform at numerous school events, community functions and marching competitions each year. The sixth annual Burke Band Benefit Dance and Auction will be held at the Regency Marriott Ballroom this Sunday, March 10, from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m.

This donation made by Joel Schlessinger MD will support the band program’s future endeavors.

The SilkPeel treatment donated by Joel Schlessinger MD will be placed in a silent auction along with other contributions from Omaha businesses. Aside from a silent auction, the event will also feature performances from Burke jazz bands joined by students from local middle and elementary school bands. Attendees can take part in free swing dance lessons provided by professional dancer Dan Wondra.

Tickets for the dance and auction, which will be available at the door, are $7 for adults, $3 for students and $17 for a family pack. Children under 5 years of age are free. All proceeds collected from the event will go to support the band program for festival and marching competitions, instrument repair and purchase, uniform maintenance and other performance expenses.

Joel Schlessinger MD and his family support a number of arts organizations in the Omaha area.

As long-time supporters of the arts, Joel Schlessinger MD and his family regularly donate to local organizations and programs. Some of these include:

Are you an avid supporter of the arts? Tell us about your favorite organizations in the comments.