Here are some of our favorite charities located in cities nearby Omaha, NE. We have made sure each of them are eligible for tax deductions when you help your local community by donating your car. Your values and choice can make a difference.
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Healing the wounds that medicine cannot.
Wounded Warriors Family Support provides support to the families of those who have been wounded, injured or killed during combat operations. The families of our casualties suffer in many ways: some financially, some psychologically. Wounded Warriors Family Support mitigates their trauma by allowing them to find peace and solace as a family once more in family-friendly retreats that we provide free of charge. Providing a low stress environment where they can be free from the cares and worries that often tear a family apart. Many of our young military families are not financially secure and would not be able to afford what we offer to them: a chance to bond with their children, especially after their children were traumatized and adversely affected by a parent's wounds and injuries.
Changing the way America cares for children, families and communities
Boys Town is a beacon of hope for America's children and families through its life-changing youth care and health care programs across the United States. Founded by Father Edward Flanagan in 1917, Boys Town is nearly 100 years strong. Through a continuum of family services, the nonprofit, nonsectarian organization provides the right services at the right time based on a child's or family's needs. Boys Town offers children and families services in their own homes, or, when necessary, family-like out-of-home services to children. Boys Town works with communities and schools in order to meet the growing and more diverse needs of today's children and families. The nonprofit touches the lives of more than 2 million people each year.
Your help is their hope
The Nebraska Humane Society acts as a voice for the animals, and through them, enriches the communities we serve. The Nebraska Humane Society was founded in 1875 and is the fifth oldest Humane Society in the United States. We provide education, give sanctuary to animals, encourage adoptions and promote responsible pet ownership. By providing animal control services to much of the metro area we also serve the citizens of our community by upholding laws enacted for the protection of people and animals. The Nebraska Humane Society is committed to offering refuge and safe haven to unwanted animals.
Meeting Jewish communal needs locally, nationally and in Israel
The Jewish Federation of Omaha is the Jewish community's central fundraising and planning address. The Federation sponsors a wide variety of social, educational, and cultural programs throughout the year, in addition to mounting an annual community-wide fundraising campaign. Campaign proceeds meet the physical and spiritual needs of Jews here in Omaha and around the world. Locally, the Federation umbrella includes ADL/CRC, the Jewish Community Center, Jewish Educational and Library Services, Jewish Family Service and Jewish Senior Services as well as Federation programs such as Jewish experience scholarships, missions to Israel, birthright Israel, our Partnership with Israel, Children's Needs Scholarships and Bar/Bat Mitzvah Camp Grants.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Midlands is a community-based mentoring program. We match children in the Omaha/Council Bluffs metro and surrounding areas of eastern Nebraska and western Iowa with caring adult mentors. Big Brothers Big Sisters operates under the belief that inherent in every child is the ability to succeed and thrive in life. As the nation's largest donor and volunteer supported mentoring network, Big Brothers Big Sisters makes meaningful, monitored matches between adult volunteers (“Bigs”) and children (“Littles”), ages 7 through 18, in the Omaha/Council Bluffs metro area. We develop positive relationships that have a direct and lasting effect on the lives of young people.
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Special Olympics Nebraska serves over 3,000 individuals 8 to 83 years of age in over 110 communities in Nebraska. Our mission is to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy, and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills, and friendships with their families, and other Special Olympics athletes and the community. Benefits of participation in Special Olympics include improved physical fitness and motor skills, greater self-confidence, friendships, a more positive self-image, and increased family support.
Feeding the hungry since 1981
Food Bank for the Heartland, formed in 1981, distributes emergency and supplemental food to families in need in Nebraska and western Iowa. The Food Bank partners with 550 other non-profit organizations such as emergency shelters, meal providers, after-school programs and schools. The Food Bank receives donated food from retailers, manufacturers and wholesalers. However, the Food Bank also purchases food, with an emphasis on food with high nutritional value, in order to meet the need for assistance. For every donated $1, the Food Bank can distribute enough food for thee meals. According to the best data available, approximately 220,000 people in the Food Bank's service area struggle with hunger, 87,000 are children under the age of 18.
Share the power of a wish
The Make-A-Wish Foundation of Nebraska grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. Fulfilling a child's wish provides a joyful and meaningful experience that benefits both the child and the family. Make-A-Wish Foundation of Nebraska has granted close to 1,800 wishes to children in the state of Nebraska since 1983.
Leading the community in the fight to overcome HIV/AIDS and its stigma through education, supportive services and advocacy.
Nebraska AIDS Project leads the community in the fight to overcome HIV/AIDS and its stigma through education, supportive services and advocacy. Nebraska AIDS Project was organized in 1984 when medical professionals, Catholic nuns, Health Department officials, concerned citizens, friends, family members and lovers joined together for one cause - fighting AIDS. Organized to provide compassionate support to those dying with AIDS and to provide education to prevent the further spread of HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, Nebraska AIDS Project remains true to that mission: prevention and support.
Engaging the community to end child abuse and neglect
Project Harmony exists to provide effective, immediate and sensitive support to child abuse victims and their non-offending family members. Medical evaluations, forensic interviews and advocacy services are provided to ensure that each child and family gets the most from those responding to child abuse. A highly child-centered program and facility, Project Harmony has assembled a multidisciplinary team of law enforcement, social services, medical and referral professionals who work together to protect children. This collaborative approach strives to ensure that children are not further victimized by the systems intended to protect them.
Inspiring current and future generations to care for the natural world
Founded in 1913, Fontenelle Forest is one of Nebraska's oldest conservation organizations and one of the largest private nature centers in the nation. FF owns and manages two nature centers: Fontenelle Forest Nature Center in Bellevue and Neale Woods in Omaha. The properties encompass nearly 2,000 acres of forest, prairie and wetlands along the Missouri River in the geographically significant Loess Hills. The mission of Fontenelle Forest is to provide a place where people can experience and enjoy the quiet wild of nature. We want to inspire current and future generations to care for the natural world.
Spirit Catholic Radio Network
VSS Catholic Communications is dedicated to answering the call of the late Holy Father, Blessed John Paul II, for a New Evangelization. Our charism in the mission of evangelization is to broadly employ broadcast media to transmit the Gospel of Jesus Christ with the fullness of the living Tradition as preserved, revered and proclaimed by the Catholic Church for more than 2,000 years. Everyone involved recognizes this apostolate as an extraordinary gift, which we receive anew each day.