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Assistance League of Omaha Fact Sheet

Assistance League of Omaha is an all-volunteer 501(c)(3) non-profit celebrating 40 years of service to the greater Omaha community.  Assistance League of Omaha members identify, develop, implement, and fund ongoing philanthropic programs to serve specific needs of local children and adults.  

Philanthropic Programs

Operation School Bell® - Each year over 3500 children from more than 190 local schools are given the opportunity to shop and select new school clothing at JCPenney. The event is funded, organized, and implemented by Assistance League of Omaha.

Operation Recovery – Assistance League of Omaha volunteers provide life skills training, Assistance League of Omaha Thrift Shop clothing vouchers, bus passes and monthly programs of interest to the residents of Santa Monica, a residential treatment home for women recovering from chemical dependency.

ACT/PSAT Review Sessions - Low cost seminars organized by Assistance League of Omaha and presented by professional instructors prepare approximately 250 students yearly for the ACT/PSAT exam.

Assault Survivor Kits® - Assistance League of Omaha purchases and prepares kits containing new clothing and  hygiene products for victims of rape and other forms of violence..  Children’s items are also provided in a partnership with Project Harmony. Over 400 kits are distributed annually to twelve hospital emergency rooms and shelters throughout the Greater Omaha area. 

Operation Teen Parent - Teen parents in the Omaha Public School district are encouraged to complete their education and read to their children.   Last year more than 80 students from 8 different high schools participated in this program and $2,000 in post-secondary scholarships was awarded.

Operation Bear Hug - Bears purchased by Assistance League of Omaha are distributed to children in crisis situations through local hospitals, police and sheriff departments, and other emergency agencies. Approximately 700 bears have comforted children in the last 12 months.

Fundraising

Assistance League of Omaha receives no federal, state or city funding.  Programs are funded by grants and donations, ALO’s Annual Christmas Caravan Tour of Homes, Spring Style Show, and the Assistance League Thrift Shop located at 36th and Leavenworth Streets.     

 

3569 Leavenworth Street          Phone 402.342.4288          www.facebook.com/assistomaha/​

Omaha, NE  68105-1907          Fax 402.342.1396               www.alomaha.org

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