Junior League of Omaha’s 5th Annual Big Red Block Party Fundraiser

The Junior League of Omaha’s fifth annual Big Red Block Party is this Saturday at 7 p.m. at the Scott Conference Center at 6440 Pine St on the South UNO campus.

The features a viewing party for the Nebraska/Michigan State football game, where guests can watch the game on six 10' big screens, enjoy a tailgate-themed buffet and have an opportunity to bid on a variety of silent auction packages!.

Former Husker and NFL veteran, Kris Brown, and his wife Amy will serve as honorary chairpersons for the event.

Roughly $30,000 was raised at last year’s event. All proceeds support the league’s three projects: A Book of My Own, Project Hope Pack and Career Development Series.

Project Hope Pack furnishes backpacks full of necessities and comfort items to children who are unexpectedly removed from their homes as a result of a crisis. Packs are given to Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA), Project Harmony, Nebraska Children’s Home Society and Nebraska Families Collaborative.

A Book of My Own is the league’s literacy project, which puts books into the homes of children who do not have them. The league partners with agencies including Completely Kids, Kids Can, Boys & Girls Clubs and Girls Inc. to distribute the books to the children who need them.

The Junior League of Omaha's Career Development Series’ mission involves educating, empowering, and creating pathways for women in Omaha to succeed. The series includes sessions every year to help women, community-wide, learn leadership and management skills to reach their goals.