“Success is not a finite resource; share it, wish it on others, and celebrate others.”
~ Savania China
BANYAN believes in celebrating and supporting work that gives value back to the world.
BANYAN had the recent privilege of sponsoring sight-restoring surgeries for 240 people through the organization, Gift of Sight. BANYAN is proud to support Dr. Mike Feilmeier’s sight-restoring work all over the world. Please see this link to read more about Gift of Sight.
When good causes succeed, it impacts us all.
BANYAN proudly gives back to a number of nonprofits. Please read about these charities and the important work that they do.
Open Door Mission
The Open Door Mission meets the basic needs of individuals and families while inspiring hope for lasting change, providing long-term solutions and programs that break the cycle of homelessness and poverty.
Siena/Francis House Homeless Shelter
The region's largest shelter providing food, shelter, clothing and hope to homeless men, women and children.
Lone Survivor Foundation
The Lone Survivor Foundation restores, empowers, and renews hope for our wounded service members and their families through health, wellness, and therapeutic support.
Big Brothers Big Sisters
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Midlands is a community-based mentoring program that matches children in the Omaha/Council Bluffs metro with caring adult mentors. They believe that inherent in every child is the ability to succeed and thrive in life. They work to develop positive relationships that have a direct and lasting effect on the lives of young people.
Planet Water supports nearly 1,000,000 people in 12 countries by providing clean, safe water, hygiene education, and bottled water. Every 24 hours, 4,000 children die from water-related illnesses, causing generations to come and go at a pace that defies human conscience. Planet Water incites action to change this outcome.
The Rose Theater is committed to enriching the lives of children and families through live theater and arts education - and is one of the largest children’s theaters in the country. The Rose is accessible to all children. No child is ever turned away for economic reasons. “Pay-what-you-can” evenings are offered for most productions. Thousands of tickets are given to area youth-serving charities year after year.
Children’s Hospital & Medical Center
Families from across a five-state region and beyond seek the experience and expertise of Children's Hospital & Medical Center, which provides care to more than 250,000 children each year. The mission of Children's Hospital & Medical Center is to improve the life of every child - through dedication to exceptional clinical care, research, education and advocacy.
American Heart Association’s Omaha Heart Ball
The Omaha Heart Ball raises more than a half million dollars for lifesaving research discoveries and educational programs related to our No. 1 and No. 3 killers, heart disease and stroke.
A Book of My Own
A Book of My Own’s goal is to ensure that all children in the Omaha area have a book of their own at home to promote literacy and help break the cycle of poverty. The Junior League of Omaha collects and distributes new and gently-used books to underserved children ages 0-18, then partners with community organizations, schools and churches to distribute the books to children in need.
Omaha Children's Museum
Omaha Children's Museum is a special place where children can challenge themselves, discover how the world works and learn through play. OCM offers a variety of hands-on exhibits, workshops, programs, presentations and special events that put children in touch with their ever-changing world. Educational programming is designed to engage the imagination and create excitement about learning.
Carolyn Scott Rainbow House
Children’s Hospital & Medical Center’s Carolyn Scott Rainbow House is a valuable housing resource that provides a welcoming option to families who live more than 60 miles from Omaha.