The following are fundraisers, donations and charitable events happening in the Midlands. Email your information about good deeds to email@example.com or call 402-444-1040.
International Nutrition benefit: Members of the Omaha Professional Fire Fighters Association will hold a fundraiser to benefit International Nutrition employees and their families who were impacted by the fire and building collapse on Jan. 20. The event will be held today from noon to 5 p.m. at the Fire Union Hall, 6005 Grover St. Guests are invited to dine on pulled pork sandwiches and smoked chicken thighs for $10 per plate. All proceeds will go to the I.N. Benefit Fund at Wells Fargo Bank.
Kozeny benefit: Jeff Kozeny's life changed when the 12-year police force veteran suffered two seizures in September 2013 and was later diagnosed with a cancerous brain tumor. Jeff, his wife and two daughters, ages 6 and 8, have met this challenge with strength and a positive attitude. Since the diagnosis, Jeff has undergone two major surgeries in Houston. To help Jeff and his family with the mounting medical expenses, a benefit is planned for Feb. 23 from noon to 6 p.m. at the Omaha Police Officer Association Hall, 13445 Cryer Ave. The event will include food, drinks, a silent auction and a raffle. Tickets at the door will be $10 for adults and $5 for children over age 5.
Bowl for Bob: The fourth annual Bowl for Bob & Alzheimers event will be held at Sempeck's Bowling & Entertainment on Saturday at 6 p.m. There will also be a silent auction from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. as well as a band. Bowling will cost $25 per person. To RSVP, contact Teri Dennhardt at 402-669-0545.
Prom boutique: Max I. Walker raised $17,000 for the Lydia House from its seventh annual Ultra Chic Prom Boutique. More than 2,000 dresses were collected for the event. Max I. Walker donated the cleaning, pressing and mending of all the gowns and prepared them to be sold at the event. Each dress was sold for $25.
Nonprofit fundraiser: Help support the Digg Site Productions, Inc., a nonprofit film venture based in Fremont, Neb. The night will be a celebration of Hollywood, film and this year's Oscar award winners as well as presentations about the film industry from local dignitaries and special guests. Tickets for the March 2 event are $50 per person or $350 for a table of eight. Formal attire is welcome for the 7 p.m. event. For more details or to order tickets, visit thediggsite.org or email FilmInNebraska@gmail.com.
Valentines bear/card donation: For the third consecutive year, members of University of Nebraska at Omaha's Maverick Productions hosted A Very Beary Valentines event. This year's event took place on Valentines Day and gave students the opportunity to create a card for the patients at Children's Hospital and also stuff one of eight animals that were available. Participants stuffed the toys and created a birth certificate for them and then had the option to keep or donate their creations.