Youth Emergency Services Releases 2019 Holiday Wish List for Youth Gift Drive
Youth Emergency Services (YES; www.yesomaha.org) recently released its 2019 Holiday Wish List of gifts and items needed for youth who are experiencing homelessness or near-homelessness. The list has become an annual tradition, giving kids enrolled with YES the chance to describe their wishes for the holiday season. Members of the community are encouraged to purchase and drop off items at the YES Administrative Office, 2679 Farnam St., STE 205., by December 13 as a gesture of goodwill and holiday spirit. Many of the items donated will be made available to youth and their families during YES’ annual Santa’s Workshop on December 19 at the Street Outreach Center.
This year’s needed items include gas and bus passes, gift cards to stores in the area, towels and washcloths, shower curtains/liners/hooks, vacuums, pots and pans, baking dishes, cleaning supplies, twin sheets, headphones, footballs and basketballs, fleece blankets, gloves and winter gear, eye and lip makeup, electric razors and hair clippers, baby clothing, diapers and wipes, pack-n-plays, and more. They request that all items be new.
Because the majority of the youth that YES serves go without many things throughout the year, the holiday season is a great time to help them find stability, safety, and, above all else, spirit.
Youth Emergency Services is the only nonprofit in Omaha with the sole mission to help youth in the community who are experiencing homelessness and near-homelessness. To view a complete list of gifts on the YES Holiday Wish List, visit www.yesomaha.org or call (402) 345-5187 to talk to someone about volunteer opportunities.