Project Hope Pack History: Since its start in 2011, the Junior League of Omaha’s Project Hope Pack has distributed more than 6,000 backpacks filled with necessities and comfort items to young people in crisis situations.
What’s Next?: The Junior League of Omaha is partnering with CASA (Court-Appointed Special Advocates) for Douglas County, which will continue the mission of Project Hope Pack. The goal is for Project Hope Pack to move forward under the management of CASA for Douglas County and provide high-quality backpacks to partnering agencies.
When: This past spring the League began working closely with the CASA Service League to ensure a smooth and seamless launch in May 2019. We will continue to distribute packs during this time frame.
Why: CASA for Douglas County’s mission is to train, empower and inspire volunteer advocates to improve the lives of abused and neglected children in foster care. CASA has been a long-time recipient of the Junior League of Omaha’s hope packs and truly understands the goal of providing basic necessities to young people in time of crisis. The organization is a seamless fit to continue the mission of Project Hope Pack!
How You Can Help:
- Continue to volunteer for inventory and fill shifts through May 2019
- Participate in Project Hope Pack Drives
- Learn more about CASA! Give, volunteer, and/or think about joining their Guild!
Project Hope Pack will continue to share information regarding the launch throughout the 2018-2019 League year.
For the photograph in front of CASA, L-R:
Lisa Tonjes Moritz – JLO Sustainer and Co-Chair for CASA Service League Project Hope Pack Committee
Danielle Jelensperger – JLO Project Hope Pack Co-Vice Chair
Heather Reynolds – CASA Service League Project Hope Pack Co-Vice Chair and past JLO Project Hope Pack member
Amber Gard – JLO Project Hope Pack Community Launch Advisor and past Project Hope Pack Co-Chair
Sarah Kriss – JLO Project Hope Pack Chair
Jamie Ryder – JLO Project Hope Pack Community Launch Advisor and past Project Hope Pack Co-Chair