Places you can donate to in Omaha this holiday season

The holiday season can be a time of giving, sharing and coming together to make a positive impact in our community. If you're looking for ways to give back and make a difference this holiday season, here's a list of organizations and causes in Omaha that would greatly appreciate your support!

If you’re interested in helping at-risk children, consider donating to DREAM or another local organization, because we’re all in this together!

Food Bank for the Heartland

No one should go hungry, especially during the holiday season. The Food Bank for the Heartland plays a crucial role in providing food to those in need throughout Nebraska and western Iowa. Your donation helps ensure families struggling with food insecurity have access to nutritious meals. Consider giving non-perishable food items or making a monetary donation to support their efforts. You can also donate your time and help them pack food boxes for those in need.


Open Door Mission

The Open Door Mission is dedicated to breaking the cycle of homelessness and poverty in Omaha. They provide shelter, hot meals, clothing and educational resources to individuals and families experiencing homelessness. Your donations can help provide warmth, nourishment and hope to those in need during the cold winter months.

Sienna Francis House

The Sienna Francis House provides shelter, hot meals, clothing and essential support services to individuals experiencing homelessness and hardship. Your contributions can make a meaningful difference by ensuring that those in need have access to warmth, nourishment and support. Whether through monetary donations or volunteering your time, you can help create a more compassionate and dignified community, especially during the holiday season.

Salvation Army


The Salvation Army is synonymous with holiday giving. Their Angel Tree program allows you to provide gifts to children in need, ensuring that they experience the joy of unwrapping presents on Christmas morning. You can also contribute to the iconic Red Kettle campaign, which supports a wide range of programs and services for individuals and families facing hardship.

Together, Inc.

Together Inc. is on a mission to prevent and end homelessness in the Omaha community. They provide emergency services, case management and support to individuals and families facing housing crises. Your contributions can help keep families in their homes and provide them with the assistance they need to regain stability.

Heartland Family Service

Heartland Family Service is committed to strengthening individuals and families in our community. They offer a wide range of services, including mental health counseling, addiction treatment and housing support. By donating to Heartland Family Service, you're supporting programs that address critical community needs.


Local animal shelters

Many local animal shelters and rescue organizations in Omaha welcome donations of pet food, blankets, toys and monetary contributions. Your generosity can help provide comfort and care to animals waiting for their forever homes.

Share Omaha


Share Omaha is an online platform that connects donors with nonprofit organizations in the Omaha area. Their user-friendly website allows you to discover and support a wide variety of causes and initiatives. Whether you're passionate about education, health care or social services, Share Omaha can help you find organizations aligned with your interests.


Join DREAM in helping at-risk children

DREAM serves more than 600 youth every day through after-school, mentoring and athletic programs. We want to give them opportunities by providing positive role models, experiences and assistance. Our approach gives these youth a safe and comfortable environment where they’re empowered to learn and grow as individuals. 


The holiday season is a beautiful time to show compassion and make a positive impact on the lives of those less fortunate. Whether you choose to donate your time, money or resources, your generosity can bring joy, warmth and hope to individuals and families in Omaha.

We hope one of these organizations speaks to you this year. Contact us today if you’re interested in volunteering with or donating to DREAM!