Become a Do Gooder
Each of us, contributing a single act of real-life good — throughout Southwest Iowa, into our world. Just put positivity out there. And watch it take over.
Share: Your act on social media using the hashtag #GivingTuesday712
Take the pledge to be someone in the life of a child, linked here. Learn how to stop the cycle of abuse.
Habitat for Humanity of Council Bluffs accepts new and used furniture, building supplies, tools, flooring, cabinets, appliances, fixtures and many more items! They use these items to stock their ReStore. All profits from the ReStore go back into the Habitat for Humanity of Council Bluffs Home Ownership Program. Click here for the nearest location and hours of operation.
Buy office supplies to be utilized by staff and volunteers by shopping Jennie Edmundson Foundation’s wish list at SHARE Omaha, linked here.
Buy items by shopping the 712 Initiative’s wish list at SHARE Omaha, linked here. Many of these items will be used to add more engagement and fun to the farmers market and block party trailer, while some are more practical for the community garden and clean sweep.
Buy items for the Adopt a Senior Program by shopping the Connections Area Agency on Aging’s wish list at SHARE Omaha, linked here. These items will provide a gift to isolated seniors. Items purchased will ship directly to Connections Area Agency on Aging.
Buy candy, index cards, Aim toothpaste and office supplies by shopping The Set Me Free Project’s wish list at SHARE Omaha, linked here. All of these goods are used in activities in the schools. Donations for use in both Omaha and Council Bluffs can be dropped off at 11620 M Circle, Omaha, NE 68137 from 9am-4:30pm Monday – Friday.
Assist VNA in the Plastics 4 Pink campaign. VNA is collecting gift cards for women undergoing breast cancer treatment who are a part of the Breast Cancer Patient Assistance Program. Drop off or mail gift cards, that will be distributed in both NE and Iowa, to VNA,12565 West Center Rd. Suite 100, Omaha, Nebraska 68144.
Buy helmets for Heartland Bike Share. Heartland B-Cycle is piloting a Pedal to Health program with federally qualified health centers where patients can receive a free B-cycle membership, bike safety training course and a helmet. Items purchased will ship directly to Heartland B-Cycle.
Deliver hot meals through the Meals on Whells program to home bound people in the community.
Become a vital part of a growing grassroots movement of people who are speaking out for suicide prevention and mental health.
Buy tampons by shopping Charles E. Lakin Human Services Campus’s wish list at SHARE Omaha, linked here. Bras and sealed packages of tampons will distribute to the homeless girls and women in the community. Items purchased will ship directly to Charles E. Lakin Human Services Campus.
Gently used bras will be accepted for distribution at 1415 Avenue J, Council Bluffs, Monday thru Friday 9:00-5:00.
Support the Omaha Symphony by joining the Council Bluffs Guild and help the symphony introduce the wonders of orchestral music to 4,000+ southwest Iowa students each year.
Assist VNA in its Plastics 4 Pink campaign.VNA is collecting gift cards for those undergoing breast cancer treatment who are a part of the Breast Cancer Patient Assistance Program.
Mail or drop off donations at VNA Headquarters, 12565 West Center Road, Omaha 68144 Monday – Friday.
Provide compassionate care to patients facing terminal illness. Volunteers offer companionship as well as caregiver relief, or may assist in bereavement or clerical duties. Training is provided.
Buy special items by shopping Wild Hearts n Horses’ wish list at SHARE Omaha, linked here. Items purchased will be used for operations and programing by the organization and will ship directly to Wild Hearts n Horses.
A gently used tractor and a lowboy trailer would be greatly appreciated. This donation can be delivered to 64501 232nd Street, Glenwood Iowa 51534.
Buy pantry items by shopping New Visions Homeless Service’s wish list at SHARE Omaha, linked here. Items purchased will ship directly to New Visions Homeless Services.
New Visions Homeless Services is in need of gently used cold weather gear for men, women and children of all ages and sizes. Donations are accepted at New Visions Homeless Services, 1435 N. 15th St. Council Bluffs, IA 51501 at all hours, and at New Visions Omaha Veterans Campus at 1425 N. 18th St. Omaha, NE 68102, M-F 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Buy hairbrushes, pillows, washcloths, nail clippers and other items by shopping MICAH House’s wish list at SHARE Omaha, linked here. These items will be used to support families and individuals experiencing the crisis of homelessness. Items purchased will ship directly to MICAH House.
Gently used linens, blankets, and clothes can be dropped off at 1415 Avenue J, Council Bluffs, IA , Monday – Friday, 9AM-6PM.
Assist a major arts organization in planning and execution of special events and programming support! More information linked.
Buy pet products such as non-clumping cat litter, dry cat and dog food, and treats for cats and dogs by shopping Midlands Humane Society’s wish list at SHARE Omaha, linked here. Items purchased will ship directly to Midlands Humane Society.
Midlands Humane Society is also accepting gently used items like towels, washcloths, pet toys and pet beds. Donations can be dropped off at 1020 Railroad Avenue, Ste A. Council Bluffs, Monday – Friday 9am to 5pm and Saturday 11am to 5pm.