It feels like Summer just started, but metro youth will be back to school before we know it! Now is the time to Shop for Good and provide the items local nonprofits need to help their program participants start the school year off on the right foot.

These local nonprofit organizations expect to serve 6,500 students and assist with their school supply needs. Your support is needed and so appreciated! If you, your family, organization, school or company plan to participate in this Back to Supply Drive, please allow us to thank you by filling out this form.

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PARTICIPATING NONPROFITS:

Boys Town      Calistus Multiple Myeloma Foundation     Completely KIDS     CRCC     CUES     Femi's Heart Foundation     Guiding Light Foundation     Immigrant Legal Center + Refugee Empowerment Center Midlands African Chamber    Nebraska Afghan Community Center     NorthStar Foundation    Open Door Mission Radius     Womenade of Elkhorn Youth Emergency Services

Boys Town

Education can change lives. Boys Town has ​recognized this truth for more than a century with their continuing commitment to quality education for all children.  At Boys Town, they teach beyond the material in textbooks. They teach life skills, social skills, accountability, appropriate behavior and study skills.

Their goal is to​ provide kids ​with the best ​​education possible so they can move forward and lead productive lives. Today, 80% of the children that arrive at Boys T​own have significant academic deficiencies and/or behavioral challenges. Many test two or more years academically behind on their grade level. Boys Town students typically improve their academic test scores two years for every year. 97% will graduate high school to continue their education or pursue a trade after leaving Boys Town.

Items requested: 

Backpacks, notebooks, pens, pencils, colored pencils, markers, fidget toys

Send items from the wish list

Or email melissa.steffes@boystown.org to schedule a delivery to 4612 South 25th Street or 14100 Crawford Street.

Calistus Multiple Myeloma Foundation

Schools supplies will be distributed to children of Multiple Myeloma patients and immigrant youth to gain confidence to go back to school.

Items requested:

  • Backpacks
  • Pens/Pencils
  • Sharpies
  • Notebooks
  • Erasers
  • Rulers

Please deliver items to 3702 S 132nd street Omaha, NE 68144, Monday-Friday, 9am-2pm. Contact judith@calistusfoundation.org with questions. 

Completely KIDS

Your donation will make a significant difference in a KID's life, providing them with the resources they need to thrive academically.

Completely KIDS invites you to buy a new backpack and fill it with the following items:

  • Colored Pencils (1 Box)
  • #2 Pencils (1 Box)
  • Crayons (1 Box)
  • Erasers (2)
  • Glue Sticks (2)
  • Folders (2)
  • Notebooks (2)

Please deliver to 2566 St. Mary's Ave, Omaha, Monday-Friday from 8:30am-4:30pm, no later than August 1. If you need your donation picked up, please email icastillo@completelykids.org or call 402-397-5809.

CRCC

Classrooms at CRCC use all materials to adapt activities to meet children's needs to ensure that all children can participate. 

Items requested: 

Colored pencils, washable markers, kid-safe scissors, glue sticks, dry-erase markers, washable paint of all colors, paint brushes, dot markers, fidgets, staplers, Play-Doh, construction paper, stamp ink pads, floor velcro dots, table dots, hot glue/hot glue gun, activity trays, magnetic tiles, swigs, storage bins, hand sanitizer pumps, floor cushion flexible seating, kleenex, and velcro dots. 

If it's easier to mail supplies, send to 5321 S 138th St, Omaha, NE 68137. Pick up can also be arranged by calling 402-895-4000. Contact ckreft@crccomaha.org with questions.

CUES

School supplies will be utilized by students at the CUES Schools. 

Items requested: 

Backpack, Index Cards, Spiral Notebooks (assorted colors), Dry-Erase Markers, White board, Crayola Markers (Fine line and broad line), Colored Pencils, Box of Crayons, Glue Sticks, Elmers Glue, #2 Pencils, Erasers, Folders (assorted colors), Pencil case, Pair of scissors, Red Pencil, Three-Ring Binder, Composition notebooks, Ruler, Calculators, Loose Leaf paper, Construction paper, Pencil sharpener, Kleenex, Napkins, Zip-lock sandwich bags, Zip-lock quart bags, Paper towels, Hand Sanitizer, Disinfecting wipes

Please deliver or mail during business hours - Monday through Friday 8am to 5pm to: CUES School System, 2207 Wirt Street, Omaha, NE 68110. Contact katiej@cuesomaha.org with questions. 

Femi's Heart Foundation

At Femi's Heart Foundation, the supplies obtained for back-to-school purposes will play a crucial role in supporting African immigrant families, refugee children, and disadvantaged youth within our community, particularly those associated with the ROC (Recreation Outreach Center). The foundation will collaborate with the ROC to identify disadvantaged youth in need of support. By providing them with necessary school supplies and resources, they aim to foster a sense of belonging and empowerment within the community, helping these youth realize their potential and pursue their educational goals.

Items requested:

Backpacks, writing utensils, paper products, binders and folders, calculators and electronics, organization tools, art supplies, hygiene and health supplies.

Contact awissi@femisheart.org to coordinate delivery. 

Guiding Light Foundation

Supplies will be distributed to any child in need of school supplies. 

Items requested:

Backpacks, pencils, pens, notebooks, water bottles, hand sanitizers, Kleenex, folders, binders, agendas, erasers, colored pencils, socks, deodorant, hygiene products, gas cards, tennis shoes, calculators, lunch boxes

Please email vcarter@guidinglightfoundation.org to coordinate delivery.

Immigrant Legal Center + Refugee Empowerment Center

As school starts back up for students around our community, refugee children recently arriving in our state don't have the school supplies they need to have a positive first day of school.

Items requested:

Backpacks (large), Pocket folders (8 per student), Packs of mechanic pencils, Packs of pens, 2" binders, Loose Leaf Paper Packs - college ruled, Rulers, Calculators (Texas Instruments TI-30XA), Highlighters (pack of 4), Colored pencils, Glue sticks (3 each), Geometry Sets, Index cards (pack of 100), Expandable folder with dividers

Send items from the wish list

Supplies can also be delivered to 1111 N 13th St Omaha, NE 68102. Contact aostrowski@immigrantlc.org with questions.
 

Midlands African Chamber

Midlands African Chamber is collaborating with AIFS and Femis Heart Foundation to donate backpacks and school supplies to underserved black, immigrant, and refugee youth in our community.

Items requested include: All school supplies including backpacks, notebooks, pens, crayons.

Please drop off the backpacks at 7930 Blondo Street, Suite 100, Omaha NE 68134,
or at AIFS headquarters or at Femis heart foundation. Contact Karine@midlandsafricanchamber.com with questions.

Nebraska Afghan Community Center

School supplies will be distributed to Nebraska Afghan Community Center youth before school starts in August.

Items requested:

  • Backpacks
  • Pencils
  • Pens
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Rulers
  • Notebooks

Please deliver to 1121 N 48th St. 17, Omaha, NE 68132 on Saturdays or Tuesdays between 10am-2pm.  Contact m.sahil@neafghan.org with questions.

NorthStar Foundation

NorthStar will distribute backpacks to incoming students at an Open House in August.

Items requested: 

Backpacks, notebooks, folders, pens, pencils, markers, and crayons

Please contact andrea@northstar360.org with any questions.

Open Door Mission

Going back to school is an exciting time for most children. For children experiencing homelessness and poverty, the first day of school can be difficult. Help Open Door Mission provide back to school items so they are ready for the first day.

Items requested include: Notebooks, Lined paper, Mechanical pencils, Scotch tape, Stick & liquid glue, Construction paper, Paper clips, Staples

Send items from the wish list

Donations may also be delivered to drop off locations during donation hours. Contact drive@opendoormission.org with questions.

RADIUS

RADIUS operates an interim program school for the youth in their program. Supplies will support the youth and the school.

Items requested: 

  • Backpacks
  • Pencils
  • Teen Novels
  • Sticky notes
  • Highlighters
  • Erasers
  • College-ruled paper
  • Back-to-school clothes including t-shirts, men's slides in various sizes, men's sweatpants in various sizes. 

Send items from the wish list

Please deliver items the attention of Victoria Ortega at 5040 Grand Ave. Omaha, NE 68104, Monday-Friday, 9-5. Contact victoria.ortega@radiusomaha.org with questions.

Womenade of Elkhorn

Womenade of Elkhorn supplies grade specific supplies and new backpacks to students in need in the Elkhorn Public School District. Due to the devastating tornado in April, need in the school district has risen by over 25%.

Items needed include: backpacks, pencils, notebooks, calculators, etc. Please click link below to purchase items and have them delivered directly to Womenade of Elkhorn.

Send items from the wish list

Contact info@womenadeofelkhorn.com with questions. 

Youth Emergency Services

 Items collected will be given to youth that come to the Drop In Center needing school supplies. Approximately 1200 youth in Omaha metro area school districts self-identified as homeless in the 21-22 school year. YES hopes to help some of these youth get the school supplies they need to have a successful school year.

Send items from the wish list

Items can be dropped off at the YES Street Outreach Center or mailed via Amazon wishlist. Contact especk@yesomaha.org with questions.