For it is in giving
that we receive.
St. Francis of Assisi
2021 Winter Coat Giveaway
3,000 winter coats and
7,000 hats, gloves, scarves and new socks were given out this year!
Thank you for your support!

We can't thank Conference President Cindy and her husband, Council President Kevin, enough for all of their years of dedicated service at this and many other events throughout the years.
We will be looking for a new event location and committee to run it for next year. Please be in touch if you are interested.
We so appreciate any support you can offer so that we can increase the number of people who are helped but are not in an SVdP parish Conference area. You do not have to be a parish member to offer or receive assistance, but you will find a friendly community there.
Please also consider volunteering to respond to our Help Line. Our devoted volunteers need to retire this year and it will take a group of caring individuals to try to replace them.
I'm struggling with bills and I'm not able to work at the moment because my kidneys are failing and I am at Stage 4 kidney failure. I am going through the process of getting on the kidney transplant list and on top of that I have my baby who has a serious heart condition. So I'm currently dealing with a lot right now and I greatly appreciate you all helping me out with what y'all have. 
Spiritual Reflection
Saturday November 13th
8:30am - 12:30pm at Holy Family
Call the office to register: 402-779-8499
Garden Angels

The Garden Angels are a group of highly organized and dedicated volunteers who plant and tend to our onsite pantry garden throughout the growing season. All the organic vegetables, fruits, and herbs they grow are distributed for free to those experiencing food insecurity in our community. Usually, these are given out at our pantry, but, due to renovations this fall, the produce helped support our neighbors through other community efforts (see infographic). In 2021, the Garden Angels grew and harvested an estimated 1,500 pounds of fresh, nutritious produce, 100% of which bolstered local food security. 

A sincere and special thanks goes out to all the Garden Angel volunteers for dedicating so much to help serve those in need, especially Joni Ballion-Wood, Jolanta Stansbury, and Pat Slaven.
Did you know we offer discounts to our Conferences assisting people with needs beyond rent and utilities? We also step in and do what we can when disaster strikes such as a fire or flood. We need your donations, volunteer time, and shopping dollars to support this work!
Check out our newest store at 123rd & Center!
In Westwood Plaza
12301 West Center Rd

Mon-Sat 9am-8pm
Sun 12pm-5pm

Food and clothing costs are going up and we are seeing more people at the doors for lunches and clothing, and winter coats and blankets are needed. Would you consider donating today to support our neighbors most in need?
Have you attended an event at the Holy Family Community Center yet? Join us to meet new friends, connect the generations and find a place that offers free access to professional arts experiences in a welcoming place. We are a no alcohol, all ages, safe place to get to know neighbors you might not normally get to meet.


Saturday November 6

Saturday December 4

Thursday November 18

Saturday November 27

Giving Tuesday November 30th
Our Street Outreach will again be the focus of Giving Tuesday. The wonderful support from the Mayor's Neighborhood grant is running out and we would like to keep up our new commitments to Omaha Street School, Generation Diamond, the St. Martin de Porres Food Pantry as well as our traditional stops at St. Peter's, Jackson Housing Tower and others.
We do hand out free sack lunches to anyone who comes to these drop sites, but we also work with partners so we know the food will be distributed where it is needed. We add toilet paper and laundry detergent once a month as well, so people who can't leave their homes have access to these basic necessities.
We hope you can support this important work again this year!
Volunteer Opportunities
Looking for a way to give back, share your time and expertise or make new friends? We have so many volunteer activities, there is sure to be a good fit somewhere. We cannot accommodate large groups, but individuals and very small groups, please reach out and let's see what we can do.
You can also set up a drive for us on your own time or consider a corporate sponsorship with a volunteer day.
Conferences – 1715 Izard St
Help Line – answer emails asking for emergency rental and utility assistance, make referrals to an SVdP Conference or other agency
Thrift Stores - 5 stores around Omaha
Sorting, stocking, organizing, hanging clothes, creating displays, greeting guests
Food Pantry – 2101 Leavenworth St
Sorting, stocking, organizing, packing and handing out boxes, gofer
Gardens/Grounds – 2101 Leavenworth or 1715 Izard St
Planting, weeding, watering, harvesting, landscaping
Administrative/Office – 1715 Izard, possibly remote
Marketing, spreadsheets, mailings, etc.; can be tailored to your interest and experience
Holy Family Community Center – 1715 Izard St
  • Making sandwiches, packing lunch bags, handing lunches out at the door, driving vans to deliver and hand out lunches
  • Sorting, hanging, organizing clothing donations, handing clothing and toiletries out at the door
  • Event support such as check in table, picking up trash, cleaning tables, greeters, running elevator, security
  • Street Team marketing – hang posters around town, social media sharing
Host a Drive – gather needed items for us
Toiletries, new socks, new underwear, pantry staples, blankets, winter coats, hats, gloves
Remember the Society for your year end and estate planned giving.
Society of St. Vincent de Paul Omaha at
Holy Family Community Center
1715 Izard St. Omaha, NE 68102