Mission Statement

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


Essential needs are met in our community and families flourish.

Assistance League of Omaha News and Events

2023 Christmas Caravan Silent Auction

Your donation will assist in helping ALO make a meaningful impact to our programs. We support the community through six philanthropic programs. We provide teddy bears to children in crisis situations, school clothes to children in need, books to support literacy in our community, clothing and toiletries kits for assault survivors, and we support women […]

2023 Operation School Bell-Volunteer

OPERATION SCHOOL BELL SIGN-UPS OSB will run October 3-8, 10-15 and 17-20 at JCPenney – Westroads.  Below are the links to sign-up for your preferred shifts online. We are asking everyone to please work at least three shifts, including one on the weekend.  There are three positions in the Area of Registration: Greeter, Explainer, and […]

Christmas Caravan Gala Preview Party

Sneak a Peek of the Homes on Tour When: Wednesday, November 1, 2023 Location: Champions Run, 13800 Eagle Run Drive Time: 4:00pm to 6:00pm Preview Tour of Homes Thrift Shop Boutique and Silent Auction opens, 4:00 pm at Champions 6:00pm to 7:30pm No Host Social Hour 7:30pm Gala Dinner and Program Cost: Individual $100.00 per […]

2023 Christmas Caravan Tour of Homes

Exciting News! Online Ticketing Now Open for the Assistance League of Omaha’s 2023 Christmas Caravan Tour of Homes! PREVIEW THE 2023 HOMES ON TOUR The most wonderful time of the year is just around the corner, and we’re thrilled to announce that online ticketing for the Assistance League of Omaha’s much-anticipated 2023 Christmas Caravan Tour […]

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 2022-2023

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.
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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


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