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Joel Schlessinger MD and his staff participate in their second toy drive for NCHS

For the second year in a row, Joel Schlessinger MD and his staff donate to the Nebraska Children’s Home Society.

Each year, Joel Schlessinger MD, his wife Nancy and the staff of LovelySkin and Skin Specialists look for ways to spread holiday cheer to the people of Omaha. This season, the staff participated in their second toy drive for the Nebraska Children’s Home Society, an organization dedicated to creating a safe and fun environment for children in the Omaha area.

For the past month, the staff has been gathering items to be donated to the NCHS this holiday season. Donations include toys, art supplies, gift cards and other items the organization can present to children who come to the centers throughout the city. All of these items will be given directly to children as gifts for the holidays.

Joel Schlessinger MD and his staff support NCHS’s mission to create strong, healthy families.

The Nebraska Children’s Home Society provides services for children, parents and families of all backgrounds and social statuses. Individuals and parents can take classes about child safety and parenting techniques while receiving counseling services. Families can also receive free information about foster care and adoption services.

To encourage healthy relationships with others and the communities, the NCHS also has several community and neighborhood-based services that provide a fun and safe environment for children of all ages. With several locations, NCHS is able to provide these services to communities across the state of Nebraska.

To learn more about this organization and how you can support them, visit their website.

OneWorld Community Health Centers thanks Joel Schlessinger for his donation

Joel Schlessinger made two generous donations to the OneWorld Community Health Centers‘ 2013 Milagro Dinner. He contributed a LovelySkin gift certificate and a Pellevé Eye Treatment to be included in the dinner’s silent auction. The event organizers sent him a nice letter thanking him for his donations.

Donations like the one made by Joel Schlessinger will benefit families who cannot afford quality health care.

The donation made by Joel Schlessinger will help low-income families in the Omaha area have access to quality, affordable health care. OneWorld Community Health Center provides medical, dental, behavioral health services and medicine to those who need it most.

The organization’s annual Milagro Dinner is a night that recognizes outstanding volunteers who have dedicated their time to helping the Omaha community. This year, the dinner will be held on Thursday, November 14, at the Historic Livestock Exchange Building. All proceeds for this event will go to support the future of the organization.

Joel Schlessinger is proud to support such a great cause.

As a board-certified dermatologist and cosmetic surgeon, Joel Schlessinger knows the importance of affordable health care. This is his second year donating to the Milagro Dinner. He is a strong supporter of easily accessible services for everyone, even if they cannot afford it.

To learn more about Joel Schlessinger’s donation, read the blog post. If you would like to make a donation of your own, visit the OneWorld Community Health Centers’ website.

Joel Schlessinger supports OneWorld Community Health Centers

Joel Schlessinger recently made two donations to the OneWorld Community Health Centers‘ 2013 Milagro Dinner. This is the second consecutive year he has supported the annual event. The donations include a $50 LovelySkin gift card and a gift certificate for a Pellevé eye treatment, a $350 value. These items will be included in a silent auction to raise money for OneWorld Community Health Centers.

This organization’s mission to provide easily accessible health care for those in need is important to Joel Schlessinger.

OneWorld Community Health Centers is a non-profit organization that aims to provide affordable, high-quality health care to people who may fall through the cracks due to a low income or lack of insurance. As a board-certified dermatologist, Joel Schlessinger recognizes the importance of quality health care. He is a strong supporter of easily accessible health care for all people, regardless of their economic status.

The annual Milagro Dinner is a special event that recognizes exceptional volunteers who have shown a commitment to the Omaha community. This dinner also raises money to support OneWorld Community Health Centers’ future.

Joel Schlessinger and his family are strong supporters of the Omaha community.

Over the years, Joel Schlessinger and his family have donated to several organizations that help people in need. He has supported local organizations like United Way of the Midlands, Completely Kids and Heartland Family Service.

Visit the organization’s website to learn more about OneWorld Community Health Centers’ mission or to make a donation.

Joel Schlessinger offers support to Sweet Adelines' fall performance

A monetary donation has been made by Joel Schlessinger and his wife, Nancy, to support Sweet Adelines International. The donation will be used for a fall show performed by Acappella Omaha Chorus, the local chapter of Sweet Adelines that serves surrounding areas including Ralston, Neb. Fremont, Neb. and Council Bluffs, Iowa. This is Joel Schlessinger’s second year supporting the singing group, which is made up of 46 women. One of the doctor’s patients is a member of the group and he is happy to support her organization. The donation offered by the Schlessinger family will go toward the fall show named “Wish Upon a Star.” Acappella Omaha Chorus’ performance will highlight more than 40 Hollywood characters in a musical show with a four-part harmony.

Join Joel Schlessinger in supporting this respected performance organization.

Sweet Adelines is a talented organization made up of women committed to the art form of barbershop harmony. The local Acappella Omaha Chorus performs at fundraisers and various businesses around the city. They participate in the regional competition each spring and has been named regional champion six times. Over the years, Acappella Omaha Chorus has participated in the international competition, which occurs each fall in locations like Colorado and Hawaii.

Supporting the arts is important to Joel Schlessinger and his family.

Joel Schlessinger and his wife often support performing arts organizations like this on the local and national level. Most recently, he provided a donation to Urban Arts Partnership, which promotes arts education in impoverished schools around New York City. Joel Schlessinger has also offered local support to organizations like Omaha Community Playhouse and the Burke High School Band.

Support this organization as Joel Schlessinger has done through a monetary donation or by attending their fall show on Saturday, November 16, 2013. Tickets are $15 each. Visit their website to learn more about this performance group or find one in your area.

Joel Schlessinger and Skin Specialists support Urban Arts Partnership and education of the arts

Joel Schlessinger’s contribution will help provide opportunities for children to explore the arts.

A $250 donation to Urban Arts Partnership has been offered for the second year in a row to show Joel Schlessinger’s support of the group’s mission. He often donates to various arts groups both locally and nationally, including non-profit and professional organizations. Dr. Schlessinger believes it’s important to continue to support the arts and is especially interested in the mission of Urban Arts Partnership. The New York City-based non-profit was founded in 1991 on the belief that art is essential to human development, education and culture. Urban Arts Partnership supports impoverished schools and communities throughout New York City.  Programs include theater, playwriting, animated video production, film, fashion, music, instrument building, dance, poetry and more. This organization uses these programs to improve students’ test scores, create an innovative approach to special education, equip teachers with necessary tools to bring artistic skills to the classroom and encourage family engagement.

Joel Schlessinger’s donation is connected with an annual event called the 24-Hour Plays on Broadway. Last year, more than $34,000 was raised for Urban Arts Partnership through ticket sales and contributions. The organization hopes to raise even more this year to continue providing students the opportunity to take part in the programs listed above. Without donations like those received during this event, Urban Arts Partnership wouldn’t be able to continue its mission.

Donations like Joel Schlessinger’s are celebrated though the 24-Hour Plays on Broadway event.

This event is centered on performances from twenty-four actors, six writers and six directors, many of them with notable backgrounds in Hollywood. These professionals put their sanity and reputations on the line by performing six short plays written and rehearsed in just one day. Actors participating in this year’s performances include Jason Biggs (Orange Is The New Black), Rachel Dratch (Saturday Night Live), Diane Neal (Law & Order: SVU) and more. This year, the theatrical event is taking place on Monday, November 18.

Learn more about this organization by visiting their website or viewing this student-made video. You can also donate now to support this organization and its mission of encouraging students to embrace the arts.

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Halloween isn’t just for humans. Even man’s best friend wants to join the festivities. This year, Pug Partners of Nebraska will hold the fifth annual Pug-O-Ween, Omaha’s largest gathering for the adorable breed. Joel Schlessinger, his family and their pug, Emmy, love to attend this popular fall attraction every year.

This event is a great way for dog lovers like Joel Schlessinger to celebrate their furry friends.

Pug-O-Ween will be held on Sunday, October 27 from 12 to 4 p.m. at the National Guard Armory in Omaha. The event will feature a costume contest, a silent auction, pug races, a kissing booth and raffle prizes. To show their support, Joel Schlessinger and his wife, Nancy, have donated a gift certificate for a free SilkPeel to the silent auction. All proceeds will go to support the Pug Partners of Nebraska’s mission.

Pug Partners of Nebraska is a non-profit organization that is dedicated to rescuing pugs and helping them find a forever home. This organization hosts several events throughout the year, including sponsored walks and meet and greets.

This organization’s mission hits close to home for Joel Schlessinger and his family.

Joel Schlessinger has been a proud supporter of pug rescues and other events in the Midwest ever since he and his family adopted one of their own. Pug-O-Ween, Joel Schlessinger says, is a great way for people to meet fellow dog owners while highlighting the tough issues that accompany ill or mistreated pugs. The whole family enjoys helping non-profit organizations save the loveable breed.

Tickets for this year’s event are $8 for adults and $4 for children 12 and under. All dog breeds can get in for free. For more information on Pug Partners of Nebraska, visit the organization’s website.

Joel Schlessinger MD and others provide donations to a fundraiser for Andrea Kruger's family

After the tragic loss of Andrea Kruger on August 21, 2013, the Omaha community has come together to support Kruger’s husband and three children. In addition to multiple fundraisers, an online auction has been set up to collect funds for her family. This auction will run between October 1 and 11 and includes a variety of items like gift certificates, services and products from local businesses.

A SilkPeel treatment has been donated to this cause by Joel Schlessinger MD and the LovelySkin Day Spa

Dr. Schlessinger and his wife, Nancy, have offered a SilkPeel treatment to the online auction. They are deeply sorry for the Kruger family’s loss and hope this gift can help ease their financial stresses.

Kruger was killed at a stop sign near 168th and Fort Streets while on her way home from work late one night. A suspect has been arrested for the crime and charged with four counts of first-degree murder for the death of Kruger and three other individuals. Kruger was a 33-year-old wife and mother of three. She is described by friends as a great woman who always had a smile on her face.

Join Joel Schlessinger MD and the Omaha community in supporting the Kruger family during this time

The online auction will take place from October 1 through 11, followed by an event on October 12 at On The Rocks. Item collection for the auction is now closed, but you can still offer your support by taking part in the online fundraiser. Visit the Andrea Kruger memorial page to find other ways you can provide help to her family.

Dr. Joel Schlessinger donates to homeless man who returned backpack with $42KDr. Joel Schlessinger recently donated to an online fundraiser, praising the honesty of a homeless man who returned a backpack that was filled with $42,000.

Glen James, a homeless man from Boston, Mass., found an abandoned bag in front of a department store. The bag contained $2,400 in cash and $39,500 in travelers’ checks. He flagged down police and turned in the bag. The money was returned to its owner.

Ethan Whittington started an online fundraiser to award James and his efforts. People who have donated to the fundraiser are touched by Glen James’s honesty, including Dr. Joel Schlessinger.

“This is such a feel-good story,” said Dr. Joel Schlessinger. “What incredible honesty!”

The money will be given to James after the fundraiser ends. It has been discussed that James will be assisted by a financial planner, but ultimately that choice is up to James.

You can also donate to Glen James at the GoFundMe website.

What would you do if you found $42,000 in a backpack? Share your answer in the comments below.

Joel Schlessinger MD supports Heartland Family Service's Domestic Abuse Program Heartland Family Service is an important charity to Joel Schlessinger MD.

Joel Schlessinger MD finds the mission of organizations like Heartland Family Service to be of the utmost importance. This Omaha-based nonprofit is a counseling agency dedicated to helping families, men, women and children. The organization carries out its mission through programs designed for those battling addiction, homelessness, mental health issues and abuse. Joel Schlessinger’s most recent donation will be offered to the Domestic Abuse Program and the Safe Haven Transitional Shelter. These services were created to keep abuse victims safe and stop the violence.

Goods like those donated by Joel Schlessinger MD help continue the Heartland Family Service Domestic Abuse Program.

The Heartland Family Service Domestic Abuse Program offers protection and transitional services to victims, survivors and those close to individuals suffering from domestic abuse. Heartland Family Service offers a 24-hour crisis line, counseling, emergency shelter, advocacy and support to those in the domestic violence program. Services offered to these individuals are completely free, making donations an important part of keeping this program going. Joel Schlessinger’s donation of soap and makeup products will be distributed to those receiving assistance from Heartland Family Service and staying in the Safe Haven Transitional Shelter. A collection of unused full-size or travel-size health and grooming items like these are important to families living in the shelter.

Join Joel Schlessinger MD in supporting Heartland Family Service and all of their programs.

Heartland Family Service provides aid to more than 36,000 clients of all ages each year. Your donations will help this organization provide education, counseling and support in 40 programs at 16 locations in Nebraska and Iowa. To find out how you can support Heartland Family Service, visit their donation page.

To discover the programs available through Heartland Family Service and to learn how to support this organization, visit their website.

Joel Schlessinger donates supplies to Heartland Family Service

Organizations that support children and families are especially important to Joel Schlessinger.

In the Omaha area, there are many organizations that strive to provide care and support for struggling individuals and families. One organization, Heartland Family Service, continues to grow as a leader in the community. Their services, including counseling, educational programs and emergency shelters, provide care for a wide range of individuals and they continue to expand their programs.

To help them provide the best care for struggling families, Joel Schlessinger has donated basic skin care necessities to the organization to be distributed to the families.

Donations from individuals such as Joel Schlessinger allow HFS to continue their work.

HFS is a non-profit organization that was founded in 1875 and serves over 36,000 individuals in the Omaha area every year. This non-profit has grown over the years and now consists of 16 locations that serve individuals of all backgrounds, incomes and ages. They continually strive to empower individuals and families through support, education and counseling.

People struggling with a variety of issues can find help at HFS. This organization helps families affected by poverty and homelessness, teens struggling with alcohol and drug addiction, victims of domestic violence and children removed from unsafe homes. Individuals can stay at various emergency shelters or become involved in programs designed to support and educate them.

Joel Schlessinger’s donation of skin care items provides basic necessities for individuals who are helped by HFS.

To give back to this impressive organization, Joel Schlessinger donated products such as body wash, makeup and other skin care basics. These products will be given to men, women and children who are staying at the shelter as well as those who participate in the beneficial programs at HFS.

To discover the programs available through Heartland Family Service and to learn how to support this organization, visit their website.