CREW Cares 

May 27, 2020
Written by: CREW Omaha
  1. Lutheran Family Services Care Packages: (https://www.lfsneb.org/) Case managers from around the state (and now some partnering organizations) are sending LFS "intake forms" that essentially identify a family in need and list all of the items that they need. These are families who have been negatively impacted by Covid-19 (lost jobs, are elderly and can’t leave the house, emergency foster care families, refugees, etc). LFS is seeking volunteers to sign up (literally just email Lacey Studnicka with LFS at lstudnicka@lfsneb.org and say you want to help) and purchase and deliver the items to the families homes. LFS asks that there be no interaction to comply with social distancing. They want you to leave the groceries on the doorstep. The requests from the families are so humble! Folks are not asking for a lot. LFS has served 400 people so far and they have about another 50 families waiting! If you don't want to shop and drop off, LFS also has a link where you can donate to the care packages and then LFS purchases and delivers. That link is here:
This is a great way to give back individually or encourage your company or family members to contribute. 
 
  1. Women’s Center For Advancement (WCA) Needs:  (https://wcaomaha.org/) The WCA is actively trying to obtain items for their clients who are victims of abuse. During this Covid-19 pandemic, calls to the WCA and police have decreased tremendously. Sadly, this is not due to the violence stopping, it is due to these women and children being stuck at home and trapped with their abuser. They can’t get away to call for help. Some of the items that are needed are listed below and attached.
    1. Personal Hygiene Items (such as shampoo, conditioner, soap, toothpaste, razors, deodorant, feminine hygiene items, etc)
    2. Underwear & Bras (must be new)
    3. Cell Phones
    4. Diapers, pull-ups
    5. Formula
    6. Wipes
    7. Car Seats & Booster Seats (new or used)  They are DESPERATE for these.
They typically are always looking for women’s business attire clothing, but unfortunately, they cannot accept clothing at this time.

If you would like to donate any of these items, you can have them shipped directly to the below address or you are welcome to drop your donations off to me at my office.

                Shipping Location:                                         Drop Off Location:
                Matt Hoppe                                                       Lockwood Development
                Development Director for WCA                        12910 Pierce Street, Suite 110
                2248 S. 186th Street                                         Omaha, NE 68144
                Omaha, NE 68130                                            Call or email Emily before you deliver at 402-933-3663                                                                                                or emily@lockwooddev.com           
 
  1. Heartland Hope Mission Pantry: (https://heartlandhopemission.org/)  They are in desperate need of food and personal hygiene items.  Their focus is on helping the working poor get back on their feet by providing basic necessities and services to them. Below are the items on their Greatest Needs list:                          
    1. Cereal
    2. Pasta
    3. Canned Soup, Vegetables, Fruit, Meat
    4. Mac & Cheese
    5. Peanut Butter
    6. Diapers (all sizes, but biggest need is sizes 4-6)
    7. Full Sized Shampoo, Conditioner and Body Wash
    8. Toilet Paper
    9. Toothpaste
You can drop off your donations to the following locations:
                                                                                                                                                                        Heartland Hope Mission South Omaha:        
  2021 U Street                                                                                              
  Omaha, NE 68107                                                                                       
                                                                                                                      
 Prime drop off time:  Fridays 9:00 am to 1:00 pm 
 Or during normal pantry hours:
 Tuesdays 6:30 pm-7:30 pm
 Thursdays 1:30 pm-4 pm                                                                                   
 Saturdays 9:30 am-1 pm

 Fellow CREW Member’s Home:  Nickie Napierala with E&A
 402-216-4664
 6320 S. 170th Street
 Omaha, NE 68135

Heartland Hope Mission Millard:                                                     
5321 S. 139th Plaza                                                                           
Omaha, NE 68137                                                                                                                                        
Drop off time: 2nd Saturday of the month 10:30 am-11:30 am                                        
Last Wednesday of the month 1:30 pm-3:30 pm     

Lockwood Development 
12910 Pierce Street, Suite 110
Omaha, NE 68144                                                     
Please call or email Emily O’Connor ahead of dropping off so we can make sure the door is unlocked. 
402-933-3663 or emily@lockwooddev.com           
 
  1. Sienna Francis House Needs:  (https://sienafrancis.org/) Covid-19 has affected EVERYONE including the people taking refuge at the homeless shelters.  Below is a link to an Amazon Wish List of items the Sienna Francis House greatly needs.  You can order the item from the Amazon Wish List and the item will be shipped directly to Sienna Francis House.  Easy Peasy! 😊