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Connecting People to Resources
As part of our community outreach, The Kim Foundation is involved in many parent-teacher conferences in the spring and fall. The Kim Foundation is busy this week working resource booths at four different middle schools during their parent-teacher conferences. The booths provide an opportunity for parents to learn about the foundation and its 13minutes suicide prevention campaign. Lewis and Clark Middle School in OPS is holding its Spring Health Fair during conferences while the other middle schools in Bellevue and Papillion have various resource booths set up for parents. If your school is interested in our resource booth, please contact us at 402-891-6911 or firstname.lastname@example.org to set up a date and time.
The foundation also produces a monthly e-newsletter which is an informative piece that shows how we are connected in the community. It features articles from our Executive Director and our Project Coordinator, as well as spotlight articles from our grant recipients. It is a great way to stay informed about resources and events in the community. To sign up for our e-newsletter, please contact email@example.com or click here. The newest issue will be out next week!
In addition, The Kim Foundation’s website strives to increase awareness and promote education related to mental illness and suicide. There is a useful section on finding help not only in Omaha, but throughout the state and the country. We have a comprehensive listing of support groups and organizations that are available for adults as well as children. There is also a calendar of events that provides information on many events in the community and is continually updated. If you would like to publicize a behavioral health event, please email the foundation at firstname.lastname@example.org. The Kim Foundation works diligently to stay involved in the community by connecting people to resources and we welcome you to become involved with our efforts.
Lori Atkinson, Operations Assistant for The Kim Foundation
Lori Atkinson joined The Kim Foundation in May 2015 as an Operations Assistant. She received her Bachelor’s Degree from UNL in Middle Level Education. She was an 8th grade English teacher in the Omaha Public Schools for ten years and started a small non-profit in her husband’s memory in 2010. Lori assists with many of the day-to-day tasks for The Kim Foundation which includes scheduling presentations in the community, coordinating booths at conferences, attending mental health trainings, researching mental illness/suicide, and working community events. Lori is the proud mom of three children and is actively involved in her church.