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Assistance League® of Omaha Fact Sheet

Transforming Lives...Strengthening Our Community

Mission:  Assistance League volunteers transforming the lives of children and adults through community programs.  Vision:  Essential needs are met in our community and families flourish.  

Assistance League of Omaha is an all-volunteer 501(c)(3) non-profit celebrating over 43 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 3300 children from 202 local schools are given the opportunity to shop and select new school clothing at JCPenney. Each child also receives a new book, with 3400 books distributed this year.  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 OmahaThrift Shop clothing vouchers, bus passes and monthly programs of interest to the residents of Santa Monica, a residential treatment home for women recovering from alcohol and chemical dependency.

ACT/PSAT Review Sessions - Low cost seminars organized by Assistance League of Omaha and presented by professional instructors prepare approximately 150 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 300 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 535 books were given to teen parent participants.  A graduation reception was held for 111 senior students from 8 different high schools and $3,000 in post-secondary scholarships was awarded. 

Operation Bear Hug - Bears purchased by Assistance League of Omaha are distributed to children in crisis situations through 15 local hospitals, police and sheriff departments, and other emergency agencies. Approximately 725 bears have comforted children in the last 12 months.

Operation Literacy- New and nearly new books are collected  from various partners and members and/or purchased by Assistance League. These books are distributed to various agencies to promote literacy.  The books are given free to thousands of children.

Fundraising

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

 

3569 Leavenworth Street                             Phone 402.342.4288                  facebook.com/assistomaha

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

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