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Joel Schlessinger continues to support Pug Partners of Nebraska's Pug-O-Ween

Joel Schlessinger shows his love for pugs with a fun tie.

When Halloween comes around, even man’s best friend wants to join in the festivities. This year, Pug Partners of Nebraska held the sixth annual Pug-O-Ween, Omaha’s largest pug gathering. Joel Schlessinger, his family and their beloved pug, Emmy, enjoy attending this event every year. In addition to attending Pug-O-Ween, Joel Schlessinger also donated a free SilkPeel certificate to be used in the silent auction.

Pug-O-Ween gives dog lovers like Joel Schlessinger a chance to celebrate with their four-legged friends.

This year’s event, which was held on Sunday, October 26, included costume contests, pug races, a pug kissing booth, a silent auction and a raffle. Although pugs were the guests of honor, all breeds were invited to attend. This year, Joel Schlessinger donated a free SilkPeel certificate to be included in the silent auction. All proceeds from the event will be used to support the Pug Partners of Nebraska’s mission to help dogs find their forever homes.

Pug Partners of Nebraska is a nonprofit organization that is dedicated to rescuing pugs and helping them find loving homes. In addition to Pug-O-Ween, this organization hosts several events throughout the year, such as sponsored walks, meet and greets and benefit dinners.

Pug Partners of Nebraska’s mission is important to Joel Schlessinger and his family.

Joel Schlessinger and his family have been proud supporters of pug rescue groups in the Midwest ever since they adopted a pug of their own. They have attended Pug-O-Ween for the last several years and continue to support the cause. The whole family enjoys helping nonprofit organizations that are dedicated to saving this loveable breed. Read more about Joel Schlessinger’s support for Pug Partners of Nebraska.

Joel Schlessinger supports Pug Partners of Nebraska with a SilkPeel donation

Joel Schlessinger and his family with their pug, Emmy, at Pug-O-Ween in 2005.

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Joel Schlessinger donates to the YMCA's Pumpin' In Pink breast cancer awareness event

During the month of October, there are many different fundraisers and events that you can participate in to show your support for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. This year, the YMCA in Norfolk, Nebraska is putting on their third annual Pumpin’ in Pink Party. Joel Schlessinger recently donated samples of skin care products that will be used in care packages for patients.

The donation from Joel Schlessinger will be given to women who are fighting breast cancer.

During the Pumpin’ in Pink Party, which will be held on Friday, October 24, members of the community can come together for a day of games, events, guest speakers and crafts. With specific events for adults, teens and children, there is something for the entire family. All of the proceeds from the event will go toward creating personal care packages that will be given to local breast cancer patients and survivors.

If you know a woman in the Norfolk area who is undergoing treatment for breast cancer or is a breast cancer survivor, you can nominate them to receive a care package and help brighten their day. Joel Schlessinger donated 50 sample packs of skin care and beauty products to be used in the packages.

This donation is the latest in Joel Schlessinger’s support for breast cancer awareness.

In the past, Joel Schlessinger has donated to the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer which is put on by the Avon Foundation for Women. Events such as this not only raise awareness about breast cancer, but also raise money that goes toward research and patient care.

To learn more about how to raise money for the fight against breast cancer and the Pumpin’ in Pink event at the YMCA, visit their website.

Joel Schlessinger supports Urban Arts Partnership's Annual Benefit

Each year, the Urban Arts Partnership holds a star-studded benefit, “24 Hour Plays on Broadway.” Joel Schlessinger and his family recently made a donation to this year’s event, which will take place on Monday, November 17.

The event features 24 celebrity actors, six writers, six directors and two musical guests, all of whom collaborate to create six new plays and six original songs in just 24 hours. The event’s rotating cast includes celebrities like Jennifer Aniston, Elizabeth Banks, David Cross, Billy Crudup, Rosario Dawson, America Ferrera, Seth Green, Scarlett Johansson, Ashton Kutcher, James McAvoy, Eva Mendes, Julianne Moore, Tracy Morgan, Rosie Perez, Chris Rock, Sarah Silverman, Naomi Watts and Olivia Wilde.

Donations like the one from Joel Schlessinger will help support the Urban Arts Partnership.

The Urban Arts Partnership is a nonprofit arts education organization that offers a variety of programs to help engage students from New York and Los Angeles’s most impoverished schools. These initiatives aim to improve overall test scores, promote academic excellence, develop art programs for special education students, equip teachers with the tools to incorporate art into their lessons, engage families to become involved in education and motivate students to succeed.

The cutting-edge programs have helped reach more than 12,000 students from 100 different schools in New York and Los Angeles. Urban Arts Partnership believes the arts are “the most powerful tool to help close the achievement gap” and each donation helps support artistic programs that incorporate digital media, visual art, music and storytelling into public school programs.

Joel Schlessinger and his family are long-time supporters of the Urban Arts Partnership.

Over the past several years, Joel Schlessinger and his family have donated to the Urban Arts Partnership, including last year’s “24 Hour Plays on Broadway.” Thanks to the generous donations of Joel Schlessinger and other supporters, last year’s Broadway event raised more than $60,000 through ticket sales and contributions, which is nearly twice as much as the previous year. This year, event organizers hope to raise even more funds to support the Urban Arts Partnership.

How do you give back to your community? Share with us in the comments.