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 45 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.  

Our Chapter:  Assistance League of Omaha, Organized in 1972 as a guild and installed in 1976 as a chapter of National Assistance League;  Address: 8502 West Center Road, Omaha, NE 68124;   Phone 402.342.4288; Fax 402.342.1396;  Website:; Facebook:; Email:

2020-21.  Chapter President. Betsy McDaniel; Currently 347 members

Philanthropic Programs

Operation School Bell® - Each year 4000 children from more than 200 local schools in 10 Omaha school districts 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. In additions, year-round Emergency Response is available for families in crisis.  All children in those families, birth through high school, are provided clothing. 

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 110 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. Around 425 kits are distributed annually to thirteen 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 127 students from 8 different high schools participated in this program and $2,000 in post-secondary scholarships were awarded.  

Operation Bear Hug - Teddy bears purchased by ALO 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. 

Operation Literacy-  Children's books collected by ALO are given to less fortunate youth to promote their literacy. Around 4000 books were distributed through Operation School Bell, Operation Teen Parent and several other Omaha programs. 


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 is located at 8502 West Center Road. 


8502 West Center Road                                             Phone 402-342-4288                                                 

Omaha, Ne 68124                                                        Fax 402-342-1396