January 2000

Omaha office shared holidays with students, families

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Staff members in Catholic Health Initiatives’ Omaha, Neb., office shared their annual Thanksgiving "Feeding Frenzy" with a class of eighth-grade students from Sacred Heart School. The office "adopted" the class five years ago through the Adopt-a-Class project, a collaboration between local businesses and Christian Urban Education Services. The Omaha office participates in several activities with the students each year. "When the students were younger, we helped them with craft projects and holiday parties," said Georgene Duke, customer service representative for Catholic Health Initiatives’ retirement plan. "Now that they are older, we invited them to tour our office and share in the Feeding Frenzy." The students brought along canned food to donate to a collection for the local food pantry. The Omaha office also participates in a holiday Adopt-a-Family project. Three local families with a total of 12 children enjoyed a brighter Christmas with gifts of clothing, toys and gift certificates from the Omaha office staff.