Assistance League of Omaha members work to raise awareness and help children and adults in the Greater Omaha area. Success is measured in the number of people we help, and the quality of programs and services provided. These programs are fueled by dedicated, caring volunteers and generous donors like you.
Mission and Vision Statements
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.
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 seasonal 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.
Operation Literacy is designed to promote literacy for children and adults in need in the Omaha community. In collaboration with community partners and the Assistance League membership, gently used and new books are collected and distributed to community agencies and other Assistance League programs. A celebration with partners and recipients is held each year.