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Our Goals

We work to raise awareness and help children and adults in the Greater Omaha area.  Our success is measured in the number of people we can help, and the quality of programs and services we provide. These programs are fueled by our dedicated, caring volunteers and generous donors like you.

Mission Statement

Assistance League of Omaha is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) volunteer service organization whose members identify, develop, implement and fund ongoing philanthropic programs to serve specific needs of children and adults in the greater Omaha community.

Overview of our Programs

  • Research has shown that attendance and thus grades improve when children feel good about what they are wearing. Each year over 3300 children in need from the Omaha area school districts, both public and parochial, receive new clothing for school from Assistance League.

  • Omaha teen parents are encouraged to complete their high school education. Students who meet academic, attendance, and citizenship requirements receive quarterly rewards. A graduation reception is held to recognize graduates and award post-secondary scholarships.

  • Provides over 1000 Teddy Bears annually to children who are in crisis. The bears are distributed through the Omaha Police Department, Children's Hospital and the University of Nebraska Medical Center.

  • Low cost seminars presented by professional instructors prepare nearly 300 students yearly for the ACT/PSAT exams.

  • Kits containing a complete change of clothing and hygiene products are provided to hospital emergency rooms and shelters for victims of rape and other forms of violence. More than 500 kits were delivered last year.

  • Residents of Santa Monica, a home for women recovering from drug and/or alcohol dependency, receive training in life skills and vouchers for clothing from the Assistance League Thrift Shop.

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