Courage Tiger’s Road Trip Day 28: Glass Beadmakers in Nebraska!

I am in Nebraska for another day, and I have an exciting story to tell! The Midwest Lampworkers Guild is here in Omaha, Nebraska, and they have supported Beads of Courage for many years. In 2016, the Midwest Lampworkers Guild donated over 400 beads to Beads of Courage! 

Last year’s Art in the Bag hosted by the Midwest Lampworkers!


This October, the Midwest Lampworkers Guild is holding a silent auction called Art in the Bag! The proceeds from the silent auction support a Beads of Courage member hospital, Children’s Hospital & Medical Center, in Nebraska. They will be making their tickets available soon, and if you want more information be sure to check out their website! At the past Art in the Bag, the guild raised $4,000 for the Children’s Hospital & Medical Center. If you are going to be in Omaha in October, be sure to get a ticket to this awesome event and support Beads of Courage.

Whether it is a studio, a guild, or even just you, our supporters make a difference in the lives of children and teens around the world. Even if you cannot hold an open studio, or a silent auction, you can make a contribution to the 9th Annual Bead Challenge. Every donation supports the children and teens coping with serious illnesses. That’s it from me today, check back tomorrow!

Courage Tiger’s 2017 Road Trip is a feature of the 9th Annual Bead Challenge, a three-month nationwide fundraiser and beadraiser for Beads of Courage. As the official Beads of Courage mascot, Courage Tiger is visiting all 50 states to highlight the incredible work our organization does by sharing stories of our courageous members, families, clinicians, and the caring community of artists and supporters who make our vital work possible. Please get involved in Bead Challenge 2017 by visiting www.beadchallenge.org today. Sign up to PARTICIPATE as a fundraiser, CREATE glass beads, or DONATE to the cause. With your help, we can Make Courage Roar for kids coping with serious illness! Many thanks to Bead Challenge 2017 presenting sponsor Northwestern Mutual and supporting sponsor Soda Lime Times.

– Contributed by Cristal Rogers, Marketing and Communications Intern, Beads of Courage