On Nov. 22, students from UNO’s Thompson Learning Community are teaming up with local youth mentoring program Partnership 4 Kids (P4K) to implement a service learning project benefitting Alliance for a Better Omaha (Together, Inc., Heartland Hope Mission and Heart Ministry).
This is the fourth year for the day of service partnership, which ensures Alliance for a Better Omaha agencies are well-stocked for those in need during the holiday season.
From 10:00 A.M. - 2:00 P.M., students will be stationed at the following locations collecting canned goods, clothing and hygiene supplies:
“Give Thanks by Giving Back”
Canned Food & Hygiene Item Clothing Drive at
Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market, 2451 North 90th St.
“Our Community Sticks Together Like Peanut Butter & Jelly”
Canned Food and Peanut Butter & Jelly Drive
Supermercado, 1826 Vinton St.
“Warm 4 Winter”
Warm Clothing & Hygiene Item Drive
Bakers, 4405 N. 72nd St. and Family Fare, 7402 N 30th St.
“Coat Your Hearts with a Donation”
Warm Clothing, Canned Food & Hygiene Item Drive
Walmart, 6304 N. 99th St.
“Clash of Cans”
Canned Food & Hygiene Item Drive
Bakers, 888 S. Saddle Creek Road
“Shine a Light, Warm a Heart”
Light Bulbs & Warm Clothing Drive
Hy-Vee, 8809 W. Center Rd.
“TLC and P4K eighth graders have worked together to learn more about food insecurity throughout the semester,” says TLC Director Dusten Crichton. “They visited local food pantries in October to learn about the services and needs and TLC students with their eighth-grade partners decided to run donation drives at local grocery stores.”
The event is part of a P-16 service learning effort organized through UNO’s Service Learning Academy.