Get Involved

Our volunteers are a vital part of our success at The Kim Foundation. Volunteering can be a positive way to not only give back to the community, but to also improve your own mental health. Volunteering has many benefits for both the mind and body. Volunteering can help to build new relationships, increase self-confidence, improve mental and physical health, provide new experiences, and also offer a fun and exciting opportunity.

Get involved and stay informed about what The Kim Foundation is doing in the community by staying connected with us. Each month The Kim Foundation sends out an email newsletter which provides information focused on mental health. The newsletter is a source for learning about what The Kim Foundation is doing, as well as staying informed about resources and events in the community. If you are interested in volunteering for The Kim Foundation, please fill out our Volunteer Form

Volunteer of the Month: JD Hassett!

Q: What is your favorite thing about volunteering at The Kim Foundation?
My favorite thing about volunteering at The Kim Foundation is being around the many good people there who are actively trying to prevent suicide and actively trying to help those who have suffered a loss or losses related to suicide. I do very little compared to those who work at The Kim Foundation full time, but knowing I’m helping them work toward their goals and achieve their purpose gives me a really good feeling. I have found that the best way to help cope with certain past events is to try and do something positive, like volunteering and helping those who work at The Kim Foundation.

Q: What is a fun fact about you?
A: I love to be around horses and hope to someday be involved in an equine therapy program.

 JD’s Impact
Over the course of the past year, JD has inventoried all of our suicide prevention promotional items, making it possible for that lifesaving information to be distributed to community members. He also assembled hundreds of Chalk it Up for More Tomorrows orders, set up tables at our annual event, and rearranged/organized our office supplies so we can better serve our community. We are so grateful for his help and support! 

JD (right), pictured with Jay Glazer, our 2022 Annual Event Keynote Speaker

Together A Greater Good (TAGG)

Support The Kim Foundation without spending an extra dime! Download the free app to your smartphone. Use the app at more than 100 local businesses that will donate 5% back to The Kim Foundation each time you use the app. It is an easy way to support the positive change that The Kim Foundation continues to work towards every day.

  1. CLICK HERE to download the free TAGG app.
  2. Visit the participating businesses listed on the app.
  3. When it is time to pay, tap the orange TAGG My Purchase button and tell the cashier/server you want to TAGG.
  4. You will be asked to enter the purchase amount and then the cashier/server will provide a QR Code for the app to scan.
  5. Choose The Kim Foundation and the business will donate 5% of your purchase to the foundation!

Community Initiatives

The Omaha community is fortunate to have such a philanthropic community that focuses on bettering the lives of those living here. More and more focus is being placed on behavioral health and overlapping priorities due to increased understanding that physical and mental health are equally important and that so many people from all walks of life experience some form of mental illness either directly or through someone they love.

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Trauma Informed Community

The goal of this collaborative initiative is to create a safe, supportive, and engaging community throughout Omaha where all people – young and old – can flourish. Working to educate people on what trauma truly is and the importance of dealing with this on a community-wide level is at the root of this effort. Trauma is unique to each individual experiencing it, and we as a community must devote a sustained effort to creating a community that views every situation through a trauma-informed lens.

State & Federal Legislation

There are a number of bills on both the state and federal levels introduced each year that impact behavioral health. The Kim Foundation will continue to prioritize our advocacy work and support sound legislation that positively impacts Nebraskans. Much of our legislative work stems from our membership through the Nebraska Association of Behavioral Health Organizations and the National Council for Behavioral Health. Watch for more information on relevant bills that we support, as well as other ways that you can get involved in advocacy efforts.

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