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The Giving Guide - Supporting NonProfits

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Wish List:

  • Games and educational toys for children ages 3 to 13

  • Gift certificates for bowling, museums, and recreational outings

  • Athletic/recreational supplies and equipment

  • Office and cleaning supplies
  • Kids Can! Community Center

    Essential Information

    Contact NameRobert Patterson, Assistant Executive Director
    Address 4860 Q Street
    Omaha, NE 68117
    Phone402-731-6988
    Website URL www.KidsCanOmaha.org

    Mission:"The mission of Kids Can Community Center is to empower children and families to reach their potential and enable older adults to maintain their independence."


    Since 1908 our organization has provided opportunities to people of all ages, backgrounds, beliefs and capabilities. In 2009, we concentrated heavily on our organization’s identity and branding and made the decision to change our name from Social Settlement Association of Omaha to the Kids Can Community Center. The new name reflects programs for children (preschool, childcare, before school, after school and tutoring services) as well as our community (transportation for older adults, tax assistance, food pantry referrals, and computer classes). Kids Can was named Nonprofit Organization of the Year in 2009 by the Greater Omaha Chamber of Commerce.

    Giving Opportunities:

     

    Kids Can Luncheon Every spring we bring in a dynamic speaker for our Kids Can Luncheon. All proceeds from the luncheon support our programs for children from low-income families.


    Ongoing Contributions Donations of any amount are greatly appreciated to help our operating and building needs. Contributions are also accepted for our scholarship program that allows families to utilize our services at a greatly reduced rate.


    Securities & Assets Consider donating gifts of stocks or property to help the organization’s ongoing operation.


    Volunteer Opportunities:

     

    Task Force Join one of our task force groups and make a true difference in our organization. We need professional input and expertise in the areas of diversified funding, community awareness, facilities, innovative programming, and board development.


    Tutoring Help our elementary-age students afterschool by volunteering in our tutoring program. Volunteers assist children with homework problems and help improve their study habits.


    Professional labor We are always in need professional labor to maintain and upkeep our building (i.e. carpet installation, painting, and outdoor maintenance).

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    Additional Information

    Mission Statement: The mission of Kids Can Community Center is to empower children and families 
to reach their potential and enable older adults to maintain their independence.

    Mission Statement: The mission of Kids Can Community Center is to empower children and families to reach their potential and enable older adults to maintain their independence.