GIVING BACK 2017-12-07T17:28:11+00:00

Giving Back

The Inclusive Life Center is connected to our community in many ways.  We are here to make a difference in our community.  Below are just some of our main programs that help others!  Your help is always needed.  See our Donation Button on the top right corner!

Worthy Now

The Worthy Now Prison Ministry Network is a liberal religious coalition powered by the Church of the Larger Fellowship (CLF). It includes individuals, groups, and communities of faith called to prison ministry/justice.  Our dream is for all people who are imprisoned to know they are inherently Worthy Now of love and justice. And for them to have access to religious freedom.

Chaplain Royal is approved to do pastoral visits in State of Nebraska Department of Corrections Facilities, and in Pottawattamie County Iowa.

TO LEARN MORE AND HELP: CLICK HERE

Iris Phoenix Scholarship

Founded by Phillip McGuire, The Iris Phoenix Scholarship was established in 1996 to provide scholarships for individuals who self-identify as LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, or Queer) or as children of LGBTQ parents. Today the scholarship continues to award scholarships each year..

TO DONATE OR APPLY visit: CLICK HERE 

Blessing Bags-Clothing Drive

Clothing Drive Too!
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In 2014, we held our 1st blessing bag day.  In 2016, for the first time, we added a clothing drive to support the Siena Francis House Shelter.  Our 2018 blessing bag day was a huge success.  Thank you to the Big Omaha Bears! and Top 2 Bottom Renovations!

We hold a clothing drive twice a year, once in the winter, and once in the spring.  Our Spring 2018 clothing and shoe drive is 4/1/2018 at the Inclusive Life Center 96th and J.  We are collected clean used clothing, and shoes: adults, youth, men, women, unisex.  They need it all!!!  Help can’t wait.  Can you please bring us 5-10 items of clean clothing or shoes from your home that you don’t need.  Someone in need sure could use it right now!  PLEASE 🙂

CLOTHING DROP OFF DATES/TIMES

SUNDAY April 1st, 2018 10a-2pm 

Inclusive Life Chapel
4501 S 96th Street
Omaha, NE 68127

TDoR Omaha

Transgender Day of Remembrance
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Since 2012 we have produced TDoR Omaha.  The planning group works with local groups, and members of the LGBTQ+ community and our allies!  It is more than just a vigil, it may include support for some, and it may also be called a rally by others.  It is designed to be many things to many people.  TDoR is held on the 20th of each November across the globe to pay respects of the Transgender lives taken because of Trans phobia.  In Omaha, we also celebrate our history, and our community, and the work that is yet before us too!

Please join us!  Monday, November 20th, First Unitarian Church of Omaha.  Doors open at 6:00pm, program begins at 6:30pm.  Dessert reception to follow.  This years special guests will be released soon.

For details and downloadable and printable flyer please visit www.tdoromaha.com

Thanksgiving Dinner

Inclusive Life Center
Community Thanksgiving Dinner
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This will be our 4th Annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner!  We will bring together donations of food, money, and time to produce a dinner that will feed those in need.  This year, 2017, our Thanksgiving Dinner will be at the Inclusive Life Center Omaha.

WANNA HELP?  To find out how to help, CLICK HERE 

Kiva International Loans

Inclusive Life Center is not part of a large denomination, nor do we have a congregation that supports important mission work.  AND we do believe that we can play a small part in helping others thousands of miles away, alongside thousands of others.

These micro loans are one of the most powerful and sustainable ways to create economic and social good, it creates a partnership of mutual dignity and makes it easy to touch more lives with the same dollar.  As of 7/15/2017 we have lent over $700 to Kiva recipients.

TO DONATE TO THIS FUND visit: CLICK HERE be sure to include a note for us to ear mark this for our Kiva account.

Donors Choose

Inclusive Life Center is pleased to be a Donors Choose participant, a program that connects donors directly with a need at a local public school, created by a teacher for their classroom.

These projects often receive matching grant money from the Bill and Malinda Gates foundation, making the donation really go a long way.  It takes a village, and our local teachers need our help now, for the sake of the children who simply may mot have the same access to resources as children in other parts of the city.  As of 2/15/2017 we have shared $100 with Donors Choice.

TO DONATE TO THIS FUND visit: CLICK HERE be sure to include a note for us to ear mark this for our Donors Choose account.

Spirit Awards

In 1996, Royal began sharing Spirit Awards in the community.  Given to those who make a difference by what they do, in helping make this a better world.  In 2016 The Inclusive Life Center began sharing Spirit Awards, again, to say thank you to those “others” who are unsung hero’s making this a better world.

Rev. Daniel Knobbe
Rev. Daniel KnobbeSpirit Award Presented February 19th 2017
coming soon
Pastor Kenith Williams
Pastor Kenith WilliamsSpirit Award Presented January 8th, 2017
We Are Better Together! I knew Kenith back in the day! I was in my early twenties, so it has been a few years! Today he has taught me so much. Never give up. You gotta keep on loving people. When you get knocked down you get up and keep going.

Pastor Kenith leads a ministry that focuses on the homeless, those between homes, those struggling, which is just about all of us at some point!

Today we honor him with a our sixth, 2016 Spirit Award. Congratulations, and keep on doing what you do.

Cei Loofe
Cei LoofeSpirit Award Presented December 4th, 2016
It takes a village! And for more years than many can count this person has been provided shelter, leadership, and his gifts anywhere he was at. Cei has helped organize Prides, Slam’s, Plays, Fundraisers, and community efforts. He has been a tireless advocate and activist from his early years. This world is a better place because of him, and all he has done. HUG! Thank you my Brother.
Lori Schaaf
Lori SchaafSpirit Award Presented November 22nd, 2016
It takes a village! And this village is better because of Lori’s spirit and work to love people. For years, she has worked with various communities of people who often need a little extra TLC. Gathering back packs, making food, or organizing large events, Lori can be found helping in some way.

This year, Lori organized and coordinated the 2016 Community Thanksgiving Dinner held at the First Unitarian Church. This was the Inclusive Life Centers 3rd year making this event happen. Thank you Lori for all you do!

Jean-Paul Cushing and Jeff Lulf
Jean-Paul Cushing and Jeff LulfSpirit Award Presented November 5th, 2016
When Inclusive Life moved to the 37th and Leavenworth St., it was Jean-Paul and Jeff who really helped make the transformation of that space happen. Not only did they donate the work to make it happen, they trained us on how to help. What a gift!

For years they both have play a vital role in supporting worthwhile organizations doing good work in this community, and for years served on the Heartland Pride Board.

They are integral business owners, advocates, and volunteers that make a difference in this world, and in this community. Thank you both for all you do, this Spirit Award is for you!

Nathan Kramer
Nathan KramerSpirit Award Presented October 30th, 2016
For years Nathan (and his wife Amy) have entertained, loved, and shared life with people. Nathan creates events that bring people together in safer places to explore the edges of the world, where we can dance with no rules (food, and the arts.) To connect with Nathan visit: www.NathanKramer.Com
Andrew Blea (Barbra Love-Sanchez)
Andrew Blea (Barbra Love-Sanchez)Spirit Award Presented August 27, 2016
Andrew has been a volunteer, activist, and community advocate helping others for over 20 years. Living in Grand Island, Andrew is a voice for many when they must remain silent. Congratulations Andrew, and thank you for your Spirit.