How You Can Help

There are several ways that you can get involved immediately:

  • Donate items:

We could not do these projects without our donors! They are the heart of these projects! At the beginning of each project, our current Restoring Dignity event page is updated with a list of needed items. Via this page you can sign-up to donate items. Our storage facility is open on select Saturdays prior to each project date, and you can drop off donations at that time.  If you have a large donation and need an alternate day and time to drop it off, please contact Hannah Wyble (402) 305-8139 or email: restoringdignity@live.com. We accept new or gently used items that can be used in the homes of the refugees that we serve. Your donations truly do make an immediate and tangible impact on families in need in the Omaha area!

  • Volunteer:

For all of our projects, we need a minimum of 40 volunteers, ideally 50-60, spaced out over the course of the day. Our volunteers will clean, organize, steam bed bugs in mattresses and in corners, and decorate. The more volunteers, the faster we can accomplish our goal. We would love to have you join our team! You can sign up to volunteer at our current Restoring Dignity event page.

  • Donate Monetarily

As Restoring Dignity has grown so have our basic operating expenses. We now have our own storage facility where we accept, sort and store all of our donations. We pay monthly rent and utilities and are dependent on the financial contributions that we receive. We also employ several caseworkers that provide critical advocacy for housing issues for Omaha refugees.  If you are interested in making a financial contribution, you can donate via PayPal:

 

 

 

Or you can mail a check to:

Restoring Dignity

8451 West Center Road

PO Box 241125

Omaha, NE, 68124-1125

Note: We are currently in the pending-application stage of our 501(c)3 journey. This means that we are considered a “good faith” organization by the IRS. We are able to accept donations and those donations will be considered retroactively tax exempt once our application has been approved. Once approved, we will be able to send out tax-exempt letters via email or mail that are dated for when the donation was given. Even if our 501(c)3 tax exempt application does not get approved until 2019, we will still be able to send out tax donation letters then that are dated for 2018. For example, if someone donates $100 in November 2018, and we get approved in February 2019, the IRS allows us to send out a tax exempt letter that is dated for November 2018. 

If you have any questions, please contact Hannah Wyble (402) 305-8139 or email: email@rdomaha.com

  • Donate Gift Cards

On the day of our projects, we often run low on basic cleaning supplies, hardware for hanging curtains, light bulbs, paper towels, toilet paper, and plastic bed wraps to keep down bed bug populations, among other items. Gift cards to major home stores or hardware stores (Target, Walmart, Lowes, Home Depot, etc) are greatly appreciated and help to bridge the supply gap on project days. Contact Hannah (email@rdomaha.com) or (402) 305-8139, if you are interested in donating a gift card. If you would like to mail a gift card, please address it to:

Restoring Dignity

8451 West Center Road

PO Box 241125

Omaha, NE, 68124-1125

  • Mentor a refugee family

Did you know that hundreds of refugee families are resettled in Omaha every year? If each of them had an American family who could provide mentorship for at least one year, many of the issues that Restoring Dignity steps in to help with could be avoided. If you are interested in mentoring a refugee family, contact Refugee Empowerment Center and ask about their “First Friends” mentorship program.

  • Spread the word:

Tell your friends and family about this project! They might have an extra lamp or a dresser that is no longer in use. Re-post this blog on your Facebook page, or email it to people you know. More people knowing about these projects = more donations and volunteers.

FOLLOW US ON FACEBOOK:

Restoring Dignity has a Facebook Group that is regularly updated. Please join our group: Restoring Dignity Omaha Facebook Group.

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