Celebrating 50 years of Service in Omaha!

The essence of our organization exists in our human spirit – the spirit and passion of those that serve and the spirit and determination of those who accept our services. We are dedicated to serving those in need.

In this section you will find all that you need to know about our people, mission, history and frequently asked questions. If you want to learn more about Assistance League of Omaha, just follow the links for more information. It’s extremely important to us that you get to know more so that you feel comfortable working with us. Once you take the time to find out what we’re all about, we are confident you will want to be engaged with Assistance League of Omaha.

Strengthening Community

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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.

Thrift Shop

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.


ALO Volunteers
Celebrating 25 Years of Service

Transforming Lives

Assistance League philanthropic programs continue to grow and thrive because chapters identify local problems and deliver the right solutions. They conduct community needs assessments and develop programs to meet the needs they uncover. A century-long track record of well-funded and well-staffed programs makes Assistance League chapters vital contributors to their communities across the nation.

The Omaha chapter administers six philanthropic programs:

  • Operation School Bell ®
  • Assault Survivor Kits ®
  • Operation Bear Hug
  • Operation Literacy
  • Operation Recovery
  • Operation Teen Parent