Heartland Family Service events give you an enjoyable, fun way to help others in the community. Each event either supports a variety of services or one specific program. Consider attending one of our events with friends and family. Investing in these events through donations, sponsorships, and volunteerism greatly assist Heartland Family Service in helping hundreds of people throughout eastern Nebraska and southwest Iowa.

Signature Events

“Carnival of Love” Gala | A Virtual Celebration | February 20 – 26, 2021
Our 2021 “Carnival of Love” Gala will be virtual!
With your safety in mind, we are hosting our 2021 “Carnival of Love” Gala fundraising event completely online! Instead of one night, the “Carnival of Love” Gala will span a full week and include online silent and live auctions and engaging virtual experiences. Silent auction bidding will begin Saturday, February 20 and end the night of Friday, February 26. This event is hosted by the Heartland Family Service Friends Guild.

For more information, sponsorship opportunities or to become a member of the Friends Guild, contact or (402) 552-7424.

“Strike A Chord” Gala | NEW! Text-to-Give Event | September 14 – 18, 2020
With the health and safety of our clients, donors, and guests being of the utmost importance to us, we are transforming our 2020 “Strike a Chord” Gala into a Text-to-Give Event. We’ll take you Back to the 80’s during the week of September 14 – September 18!

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For more information, contact or (402) 552-7475.

Safe Haven Golf Tournament | Friday, August 28, 2020 | Eagle Hills Golf Course, Papillion, NE
For this annual fundraiser, the public is invited to come play golf in support of our Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault program, including the Safe Haven a concealed shelter for women and children who are fleeing a violent home.

For more information or to sponsor this event, contact or (402) 552-7475.

Salute to Families | Thursday, November 18, 2021 | Happy Hollow Country Club, Omaha, NE
Dating back to 1982, this program honors four Nebraska families for their strong family life and community service. In addition, a Family Advocate Award is presented to an individual or group who has demonstrated direct action in services or issues that strengthen families. Each spring we ask the community for nominations. Selected families are then recognized at our annual recognition dinner in November.

For more information or to sponsor this event, contact or (402) 552-7424.

Community Events

Good Works 101 | Monthly Dates
You’re invited to attend Good Works 101 Lunch and Learn! Join us for a bite to eat and learn how Heartland Family Service programs and services impact our community from John Jeanetta, Heartland Family Service President and CEO. Lunch is provided. We look forward to sharing all of our Good Works with you! For Good Works 101 dates, visit our calendar.

For more information or to RSVP for the next Good Works 101, contact or (402) 552-7475.

Omaha Gives! – Pottawattamie Gives! | May 26, 2021 | Online giving midnight-11:59 p.m. | Omaha metro
This 24-hour online fundraising event is organized annual by the Omaha Community Foundation to raise support for nonprofits in Douglas and Sarpy counties in Nebraska and Pottawattamie County in Iowa. For more information on how you can help, contact

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Child & Family

Counseling & Prevention

Housing & Financial Stability