We’ve compiled a list of local non-profits that need your help during the COVID-19 pandemic. If you’d like to help with any of these organizations, all supplies can be dropped off directly at the organization, or at our West Omaha drop-off location at 5064 S 176th Circle, Omaha, NE 68135 and we will get them where they need to go.
Monetary donations can be made directly to the organization via the links below, just add a note that it is for COVID- 19 Response when donating.
OMAHA SECRET HELPERS
Contact: Cecilia Saavedra
Event: Providing grocery shopping services for vulnerable populations.
Food Bank for the Heartland
Contact: Kelly Ptacek, firstname.lastname@example.org or 402-905-4808
Event: Volunteer for Mobile Pantries Donate to Drives. 20 donations can provide enough food for 60 meals.
Heart Ministry Center
Contact: Damany Rahm, email@example.com or 402-451-2321
Intercultural Senior Center
Donations: Hygiene supplies–soap, lotion, tissues
Items can be dropped of at 5545 Center Street between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m., and you can call 402-444-6529 from the parking lot to have staff get them from your car.
We are also gratefully accepting monetary donations online.
Event: COVID-19 Relief Fund
About: The Salvation Army Western Division has announced the creation of a new relief fund dedicated specifically to supporting The Salvation Army’s efforts to assist the community as it deals with the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Contributions to this fund can be made here: https://tinyurl.com/udfxp56. Donations to this fund will be designated specifically to cover basic needs expenses, helping those in need both in the metro area.
Donate: Food donations, perishable and non-perishable, board games, and toiletries, may be brought to the Abide Campus at 3323 N 45th St., Omaha.
Donate: Clorox wipes, cleaning supplies, and craft project supplies may be dropped off at Bethlehem House 2301 S. 15th Street, Omaha, NE 68108. OR donate here using code COVID19 to help residents with rent, food, and transportation.
Catholic Charities Omaha
Donate: Food pantries will remain open by providing boxes of food at the pantry doors. Homebound food deliveries will continue, and other services for seniors and others. Donations of the following items are accepted: Canned goods for pantries, shampoo and conditioner
Location: 3300 N 60th St, Omaha, NE 68104
Catholic Charities Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault Program (Iowa)
Donate: Laundry soap, garbage bags, disinfectant, toilet paper, paper towels, masks, hand gel and wipes may be dropped off at 1215 North Broadway, Council Bluffs.
Child Saving Institute
Donate: Donations of cleaning supplies, hand sanitizer, disinfecting wipes. board games, cards and other items needed for youth in the shelter. Drop off donations at main office at 4545 Dodge Street. Only new and unused items will be accepted.
Donate: Monetary donations will be used to provide food and resources to families without transportation and support general operations and programming. Donate here with donation code COVID19.
Eastern Nebraska Office on Aging
Donate: $20 pays for 3 home-delivered meals or a gift card for clients to purchase food/personal items. Donate here with donation code COVID19.
Donate: In-kind donations of cleaning supplies, sanitizers, masks, gloves, office supplies, postage stamps, and paper may be dropped off at our main office: 3501 Harry Langdon Blvd, Ste. 150, Council Bluffs, IA 51503.
First Responders Foundation
Donate: First responders are in need of personal protection equipment: masks, protective eye-ware, gowns, Clorox wipes, etc.
Monetary donations will be used to purchase personal protection equipment. https://shareomaha.org/donate/first-responders-foundation with donation code COVID19.
Donate: Donations of the following items are accepted at Florence Home between 7:30 am – 7:30 pm: <300 piece puzzles, games, crossword puzzle books, coloring books and crayons/colored pencils, jars, ribbon, crafting supplies, DVDs, large print books, decks of cards and card games, postage stamps, postcards, individually wrapped snacks and hand lotion.
Donate here with donation code COVID19. https://shareomaha.org/donate/florence-home
Heartland Hope Mission
Volunteer: Volunteers are needed more than ever. Volunteers will make pre-packed food boxes and will not have any direct contact with clients. Volunteers will maintain 6 feet of social distancing and be provided gloves and hand sanitizer.
Donate: Toilet paper, shampoo, body wash, soap, toothpaste, diapers for babies (sizes 4, 5 and 6), canned meat, canned soup, cereal. $20 provides 60 meals for 1 person in need. Donate here using code COVID19.
Please drop off at 2021 U Street in Omaha, Tuesdays 6:30 pm-7:30 pm, Thursdays 1:30 pm-4 pm, and Saturdays 9:30 am-12 pm.
Hope Center for Kids
The Hope is serving as a Mobile Backpack Program site weekly, on Mondays from 1-3pm: 2200 N 20th St.
Donate: Donations of the following items are accepted: canned fruit, cleaning supplies, paper products, soap and hand sanitizer.
Monetary donations provide safety and shelter to some of the most vulnerable in our community. Donate here with donation code COVID19.
Midlands Humane Society
Donate: $20 will buy two-52lb bags of cat litter, a few bags of kitten chow, dog training treats or a few doses of heart worm preventative. Donate dog and cat food, treats, paper towels, Kleenex, cat litter, office paper, sheet protectors, lysol, bleach, hand sanitizer, and toys at our building, 1020 Railroad Avenue, Council Bluffs.
New Visions Homeless Services
Donate: Monetary donations will help New Visions continue to provide services to those experiencing homelessness. Donate here with donation code COVID19. $20 provides extra cleaning supplies to help disinfect our mats after their nightly use. $20 buys 5 new pillows so pillows are not being shared by shelter guests.
Donations of the following items are accepted at 1435 N. 15th Street, Council Bluffs, or 425 N. 18th Street, Omaha, between 9 am – 7 pm daily: Peanut butter and jelly, snack size chips, fruit cups, bread, bottled water, non-perishable food, towels, pillows, pillowcases, cleaning supplies, hand sanitizer, toilet paper, paper towels, dispensable utensils, coffee and OTC medicine.
Open Door Mission
Donate: Donations of the following items are accepted at Open Door Mission: Lysol/Clorox wipes, hand sanitizer, Kleenex and food items. Donate here with donation code COVID19.
Donate: In need of monetary and food donations.
Donate: Donate surgical masks, procedure masks, or construction masks (N95 style), and hand sanitizer. Please call Jen Karolski to arrange for pick-up at 402-573-3738.
Saving Grace Perishable Food Rescue
Donate: Monetary donations allow Saving Grace to provide healthy meals. Donate here with donation code COVID19.
Salem Baptist Church
Donate: Monetary donations and food donations needed. Donate here.
Donate: Please bring donations of nonperishable food items to support the Burrows Center Pantry at 6101 NW Radial Highway in Omaha – anytime between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Mon-Fri.
Siena Francis House
Donate: Donations of the following greatly appreciated: Vegetables and Fruit (any form), Ground Beef (fresh or frozen), Deli Meat and Cheese, Pasta/Noodles/Rice, Salad/Cabbage, Dressings, Bread, Peanut Butter & Jelly, Cold Cereal, Breakfast Bars, Bottled Water, Hand Sanitizer, Disinfectant Wipes, Soap, Tissues, OTC medicine, Shampoo, Men’s & Women’s Underwear, Flip Flops/Shower Shoes
Society of St. Vincent de Paul
Donate: Donations of the following items are accepted at 2101 Leavenworth Street, Omaha, Monday-Friday from 9 am – 5 pm: All food items. Monetary donations allow pantries to meet the increasing need for food for families whose budgets are already stretched. Donate here.
Volunteer: Volunteers are needed for sack lunch preparation.
Donate: Hand sanitizer and Clorox wipes – contact Stephanie Strode firstname.lastname@example.org (office is closed to the public).
Monetary donations will fill pantry shelves and support families during and after the crisis. Donate here with donation code COVID19.
Donate: Drop off donations by pulling into the garage at 304 American Parkway in the HFS building. Critical needs are: peanut butter, canned pasta, chili beans, baked beans, adult cereal/oatmeal, muffin mix, pasta/rice sides.
Women’s Center for Advancement
Donate: $20 provides a day of meals for clients and their children. Donate here with donation code COVID19.
Youth Emergency Services
Donate: Cereal and other non-perishable food items for pantry bags, cleaning supplies, hand sanitizer, and toilet paper can be dropped off at the Street Outreach Center, 2602 Harney Street, from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. -$20 provides daily meals; a box of diapers; fuel; assistance with bills; cleaning supplies; formula for an infant in the Maternity Home; or 125 to-go food containers.
Monetary donations are needed more than ever to meet. Donate here using code COVID19.