Legal Aid Plans Afternoon of Family Fun at Turner Park
By Scott Stewart
The Daily Record
Legal Aid of Nebraska invites Omaha families to enjoy a spring afternoon at Turner Park while learning more about and supporting the nonprofit’s work to bring hope, self-sufficiency and justice to Nebraskans through qualified civil legal aid.
The fundraising event will be Wednesday, May 22, from 3 to 7 p.m. at Turner Park, located in the heart of Midtown Crossing.
“We want to be out in the community and let people know who we are in Omaha,” said Sam Bates, community engagement coordinator at Legal Aid of Nebraska. “It’s completely free. We will have live entertainment, kids’ activities, games and we’re hoping to partner with someone down there to have food.”
The nonprofit will give away pet bandanas and hold an open audition for its next unofficial Equal Justice Doggo mascot. To participate, people will share photos of their pet wearing their Legal Aid of Nebraska bandana.
“We’ll be featuring those on our website and social media and having some fun,” Bates said.
The fundraiser coincides with the Omaha Community Foundation’s annual Omaha Gives event, which asks for donations to Omaha-Council Bluffs area charities over a 24-hour period. Last year’s campaign raised more than $7.4 million. Learn more about Omaha Gives at omahagives.org.
Find more about Legal Aid of Nebraska, including upcoming events, at legalaidofnebraska.org.