Mission Statement and Statistics
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.
Tagline: Transforming Lives · Strengthening Community
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. Fran Batchelder organized the Omaha chapter in 1972 and it officially became a guild of Assistance League® in 1973. The chapter became a chartered member of Assistance League in 1976 with 95 members.
Currently there are 330 members who give their time and talents for the betterment of their community. The chapter owns a building at 8502 West Center Road, in Omaha, Nebraska, where the chapter offices and Assistance League Thrift Shop are located. Assistance League has six programs that it supports via fundraising activities.
Annually, the national organization returns over $38.8 million to local communities, assisting 1.5 million people. This is made possible by the 26,000+ member volunteers in 120 linked chapters who contribute more than 3.2 million service hours to their communities. Operation School Bell®, our signature national program, served 317,000 children last year and since 1958, more than 3.5 million, with Omaha serving over 70,000 children.
Assistance League of Omaha Thrift Shop is operated by member volunteers. 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.
Assistance League Thrift Shop has broadened its reach by going online with some of its luxury items. From jewelry to handbags to home decor, both gently-used and new, these products are catalogued in our new Online Shop.
Open 24/7, you can shop our inventory at https://assistance-league-omaha.myshopify.com/. Shoppers can choose to have their items shipped or picked up at our store.
This new online venture will enable us to reach a wider audience and will become part of a larger shopping experience when the national organization’s ShopAssistanceLeague.com goes live this summer.