Stephen Center Requests In-Kind Donations to Support COVID-19 Response
Stephen Center (www.stephencenter.org)—a South Omaha-based homeless shelter, permanent supportive housing, and co-occurring treatment center—is requesting in-kind donations to continue meeting the needs of families and individuals experiencing homelessness during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Stephen Center is home to approximately 250 people each day. Staff are taking steps to protect the vulnerable population they serve, including more frequent cleaning of high-touch surfaces, daily client temperature checks, and health screening of new intakes. Extra efforts are taken during mealtime to maintain social distancing, including the elimination of self-serve stations and shared food items, like peanut butter jars, ketchup bottles, and water pitchers.
As a result, Stephen Center is in urgent need of: individual milk cartons, single-serve jams, individual juice cartons, single-serve creamers, bottled water, salt and pepper packets, single-serve peanut butter, and individually-wrapped plastic ware sets.
Individuals can give on their own or host a drive to benefit the Stephen Center. Donations can be dropped off at 2723 Q St. in Omaha. The donation dock is located behind the main building. Donors can also shop for items via Amazon Smile and ship directly to the Stephen Center. Visit smile.amazon.com and choose Stephen Center as your charity to view and shop the lists.
Stephen Center is also welcoming financial donations at this time to cover increasing costs relating to staffing, meals, janitorial supplies, hygiene products, over-the-counter medications, campus safety, and the IT equipment needed to support telehealth and telework infrastructures. To give, please visit www.stephencenter.org.