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Mission Statement

Assistance League volunteers transforming the lives of children and adults
through community programs.

Vision

Essential needs are met in our community and families flourish.

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Philanthropic Programs

Operation School Bell®

Each year over 4,000 children from more than 200 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 Teen Parent

Teen parents in the Omaha Public School district are encouraged to complete their education and read to their children. Over 100 students from eight different high schools participate in this program and four $500 post-secondary scholarships are awarded.

Operation Bear Hug

Bears purchased are distributed to children in physical or emotional crisis situations through sixteen local hospitals and other emergency agencies. Over 700 bears per year have comforted children.

Assault Survivor Kits®

Kits are prepared containing new clothing and hygiene products for victims of rape and other forms of violence to eleven hospital emergency rooms and two abuse shelters in the Omaha area. Children’s items are also provided in a partnership with Project Harmony. Over 400 kits are distributed annually to hospital emergency rooms and shelters throughout the greater Omaha area.

Operation Literacy

Children’s books collected by Assistance League of Omaha are given to less fortunate youth to promote their literacy. Over 3,000 books are distributed through Operation School Bell, Operation Teen Parent, Operation Recovery, and several other Omaha area programs.

Operation Recovery

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

Assistance League of Omaha 2020-2021

Join Assistance League of Omaha

Volunteerism is the lifeblood of Assistance League. As a member there are multiple opportunities to volunteer your time and talent.

  • Join the thrift shop staff or volunteer on the sales floor.
  • Any one of our philanthropic programs needs your help.
  • Join our Speakers Bureau.
  • Assist with Christmas Caravan and other fundraisers.
  • Plan member events like the Spring Fashion Show.
  • Put your cooking skills to work for our bake sales.
  • Tend the landscaping at the chapter house.
  • Join the board.
  • Contribute to and publish the newsletters and weekly member blasts.
Join ALO Omaha

Assistance League of Omaha News

Omaha Launches Online Sales

We’re excited to announce the launch of our online store in partnership with ShopAssistanceLeague.com and Aravenda. We can now sell selected items online to a broader audience. Check out our store!

2022 Christmas Caravan Save the Date

Mark your calendars for the 2022 Christmas Caravan, Tour of Homes, November 3, 2022.  Visit the website often to keep up to date on the details.

Assistance League Omaha Thrift Shop

Visit Our Thrift Shop

The Assistance League Thrift Shop is operated by volunteers of Assistance League of Omaha. Funds from the thrift shop are used to support Assistance League of Omaha’s philanthropic programs. Located in the midtown area the shop offers a broad selection of carefully chosen and displayed items. There are regular half-price sales, and semi-annual sales. Volunteers receive, sort, price, display and sell the donations.

In February, 2022, Assistance League of Omaha, in collaboration with the national organization, opened their Assistance League online shop. Now you can shop some of our select items 24/7 and have your purchases shipped to your home. You can always choose to pick up any item you see online in our store as well.

Shop Information

Address:

8502 West Center Road
Omaha, NE 68124

Hours of Operation:

Wednesday: 10 am to 4 pm
Thursday: 10 am to 4 pm
Friday: 10 am to 4 pm
Saturday: 10 am to 2 pm
Closed: Sundays, Mondays, Tuesdays

Phone: (402) 342-3113