107.7 The Island and Classic Rock 101.5 are helping to bring attention to Central Nebraska’s many organizations working for good in 2015. Each week we start with a live interview on The Island’s morning show hosted by Franzman. You'll get to know a little more about our area’s charitable organizations - what they do, who they help and how you can personally help support their missions.

To make sure you don't miss any of these great organizations, we'll post the audio from the interview and their contact information right here on this page. For information on any of our Project Helping Hands featured organizations and to learn how you can help, see below.

For more information on how your organization can be featured in 2015, please call our Grand Island studios at 308.381.1077 or click here to email us.



VA Patriots on the Plains Poker Run

Mission Vision: A poker run to raise funds for the 2015 National Veterans Golden Age Games.  Using Prizes, Door Prizes, Food, Live Band and and a silent Auction. 

Mission Statement The National Veterans Golden Age Games is designed to improve the quality of lif for all older Veterans, including those with a wide range of abilities and disabilities. 

Contact :Bradly Anderson or Coral seldon

VA Patriots on the Plains Poker Run
ext. 92305 
ext. 92102
Event PDF 

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Edgerton Center

Mission Vision: To instill in people of all ages the joy of scientific discovery through hands-on learning exploration 

Mission Statement of Edgerton Center: To instill in people of all ages the joy of scientific discovery


Contact :Mary Molliconi

Edgerton Explorit Center
208 16th Street
Aurora, NE 68818


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St Fransis Foundation's Ticket To Ride

Mission Vision: To create wellness, cures illness and and provide comfort and compation utilizing best prictices in medicine. 

Mission Statement of St Fransis:To nurture the healing ministry of the Church by bringing it new life, energy and viability in the 21st century.

Contact :Susie Vollmer

St Francis Foundation
2620 West Faidley Ave
Grand Island, NE 68803

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Going To Bat For Greg

Softball Tournament: Vetrans Fields Complex

April 11, 2015.  Team Check in begins 9:00 am

and pool play begins at 10:00 am 

 3 Game Guarantee Tounament:

Entry Fee is $150.00 + 2 balls

Contact :Amy Green

Going To Bat For Greg




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Grand Island Big Brothers Big Sisters

Mission Vision: To Help all children achieve success in life.

Mission Statement of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Grand Island:  Provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported 1-to-1 relationships with measurable impact.

Contact : Amy L. Brezenski

Grand Island Big Brothers Big Sisters
424 W. 3rd Street
Grand Island, NE 68801

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Lutheran Family Services At Ease Program

Mission Vision: Safety, Hope and Well-being for All People.

Mission Statement of At Ease:  Lutheran Family Services of Nebraska expresses God's love for all people by providing quality human care services that build and strengthen individual, family, and community life.

Contact :Ryan Kaufman

Lutheran Family Services: At Ease Program

811 West 2nd Street, Suite 440
Grand Island, NE 68803

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Howard County Medical Center Foundation

Mission Vision: Howard County Medical Center wants to provide quality, efficient health care.

Mission Statement

Howard County Medical Center Foundation business, activities and actions shall be to preserve and enhance the services of Howard County Medical Center.

Contact :Leigh Lillibridge

or 308-754-4313

Howard County Medical Center 
P.O. Box 406  1113 Sherman St.
St. Paul, NE  68873


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Girl Scouts of Nebraska

Mission Vision: One girl makes a difference; girls together can change the world.

Mission Statement of Girl Scouts

 Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, comfidence and character, who make the world a better place.

Contact :Wendy Hamilton

Girl Scouts of Nebraska
820 N. Webb Road, Suite 104
Grand Island, NE 68803
877-447-5558 Ex 230

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Bikers Against Child Abuse

Mission Vision: Bikers Against Child Abuse (BACA) exists with the intent to create a safer environment for abused children.

Mission We exist as a body of Bikers to empower children to not feel afraid of the world in wich they live.  We stand ready to lend support to our wounded friends by involving them with an established, united organization.

Contact :Greg and Dianne Isom

Bikers Against Child Abuse
Central Nebraska Chapter
Help Line 855-464-9088 


Grand Island Area Habitat for Humanity

Mission Vision: A World where everyone has a decent place to live.

Mission Statement of Habitat for Humanity International: Seeking to put God’s love into action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope

Contact :Dana Jelinek or Megan Cure

Grand Island Area Habitat For Humanity
502 W. 2nd Street, PO Box 1001
Grand Island, NE 68802

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