Youth Emergency Services Releases Holiday Wish List for Homeless Youth
Youth Emergency Services (YES) (www.yesomaha.org) has recently announced their Holiday Wish List for homeless and near-homeless youth. The drive is happening now through the end of the holiday season. The community’s homeless youth often go unnoticed and forgotten during the holidays. The Holiday Wish List provides options that are the most needed to make sure they have a happier and healthier holiday season.
YES is the only non-profit in Omaha with the sole mission to help homeless and nearly homeless in our community. Last year, YES provided support and services to a record number of 3,376 youth in the Omaha metro area. Many of these youth have been physically, emotionally, or sexually abused, making it unsafe for them to return home. Without YES, these vulnerable young people cannot succeed independently. Some of the items included on the list are as simple as lip balm, hoodies, razors, etc. Other donations can go towards providing experiences for the youth by donating gift cards to restaurants, movie theaters, hair/nail salons, or other stores.
To see the full list, visit Youth Emergency Services’ holiday giving website page at www.yesomaha.org/get-involved/holiday-giving.html. If you have questions, contact Luke Sutton at firstname.lastname@example.org or (402) 345-5187. Items can be delivered or shipped to the YES main office at 2679 Farnam St., STE 205, Omaha, NE 68131.