The Institute for Latin American Concern (ILAC) is asking for donations to purchase medication and medical supplies for its Summer Program in the Dominican Republic (watch video). Creighton students and professionals go into the rural areas (campos) and set up medical and dental clinics. Donations of over-the-counter medications, toothbrushes, thermometers, hand sanitizer, etc., will also be accepted. Please contact the ILAC office for an extended list. Donations can be sent to ILAC, Criss III, Room 262. All checks should be made payable to Creighton University/ILAC with the donation earmarked “Summer Program.” For more information, please e-mail Andrea Ordoñez (email@example.com) or Marlena Minshall (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The center "provides support to pregnant women to choose life for their unborn child in a Catholic residential environment both during and after pregnancy." Special needs include diapers, wet wipes, baby clothes, nursing essentials, infant medications, toilet paper, paper towels, trash bags, soap (laundry, hand and dish), cleaning supplies, women’s deodorant, razors, gas vouchers, white copy paper, journals, frozen and canned goods and grocery cards. Contact: Mary Crosby at (402) 502-9224.
For a complete list of needs, contact Carrie Housh at (402) 558- 5700.
MICAH House is an emergency shelter for homeless families and individuals. Referrals are given to clients for housing options while staying in the shelter. Current needs include: canned fruits and vegetables, toilet paper, napkins and 30-gallon garbage bags.
Contact MICAH House though the program director, Christine Contreras at 712-323-4416 or (CContreras@themicahhouse.org).
The Stephen Center Emergency Shelter houses single men, single women and women with children, offering a 30-day stay in a clean and sober environment. Volunteers are needed to staff the shelter office and overnight hours. Always accepting donations and especially need coffee, toilet paper, MAT bus tickets, cleaning and paper products, bath towels and new or used bedding for single beds. For additional information, contact Holly Kaffenberger, volunteer director, 402-715-5445.
Each day, Open Door Mission offers safe shelter to 816 homeless men, women and children. Please help meet the need by providing items, such as over-the-counter cold medicines (nonalcoholic), bus tickets, phone cards, men's underwear and tube socks. Visit www.opendoormission.org for more information. (402)-422-1111
Please help the CSI Guild provide a joyful holiday for hundreds of children and teens in our community. Donate cash, gifts or gift cards to the Substitute Santa program serving foster kids, shelter youth and struggling families. All gifts and gift cards must be received by Dec. 14 in order to allow time for distribution to the families we serve. For details, visit childsaving.org or call 402-504-3661.
The Siena/Francis House, located next to Creighton's campus at 17th and Nicholas streets, is Nebraska's largest homeless shelter, providing food, shelter and clothing to homeless men, women and children. Needed items include: coffee; blankets; canned fruits and vegetables (large, #10 cans, preferred); individually wrapped, prepackaged food items to go into sack lunches; powdered laundry detergent; 55-gallon trash bags; bleach and disinfectant cleaner; cold-weather clothing, including coats, sweatshirts, gloves, hats, socks, underwear, men’s long john bottoms; blankets; personal-care products, such as bar soap, shampoo, deodorant, razors, shaving cream, toothpaste and toothbrushes, pain relievers, throat lozenges; antiseptic cream, adhesive bandages, foot powder, combs and brushes, disposable diapers, and feminine hygiene products. Contact Tim Sully at (402) 341-1821 or e-mail email@example.com.