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YWCA - Eliminating Racisim, Empowering Women

The YWCA USA is a women's membership movement nourished by its roots in the Christian faith and sustained by the richness of many beliefs and values. Strengthened by diversity, the YWCA draws together members who strive to create opportunities for women's growth, leadership, and power in order to attain a common vision: peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all people. The YWCA will thrust its collective power toward the elimination of racism wherever it exists and by any means necessary.


Overeaters Anonymous

Overeaters Anonymous offers a program of recovery from compulsive overeating using the Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions of OA. Worldwide meetings and other tools provide a fellowship of experience, strength and hope where members respect one another's anonymity. OA charges no dues or fees; it is self-supporting through member contributions.

Unlike other organizations, OA is not just about weight loss, obesity or diets; it addresses physical, emotional and spiritual well-being. It is not a religious organization and does not promote any particular diet. To address weight loss, OA encourages members to develop a food plan with a health care professional and a sponsor. If you want to stop your compulsive eating, welcome to Overeaters Anonymous.

Overeaters Anonymous

UN's Humanitarian Agency Provides Relief to Refugees Around the World

As a humanitarian, non-political organization, UNHCR has two basic aims: to protect refugees and to seek ways to help them restart their lives in a normal environment. UNHCR promotes international refugee agreements, seeks long-term solutions, and provides emergency relief. The agency coordinates the provision and delivery of shelter, food, water, sanitation, and medical care for refugees.

If you would like to send a contribution to help refugees, please make checks payable to USA for UNHCR and mail to the above address.

For information about UNHCR, contact "USA for UNHCR" online at

If you want to help, please call 1-800-770-1100. You may also write to the following address: USA for UNHCR, 1775 K Street N.W., Suite 290, Washington, D.C. 20006.

The Omaha Food Bank

The Food Bank is a non-profit organization whose mission is to alleviate hunger through the collection of donated food and household products and the distribution of these items to charities and organizations that help people in need. The Food Bank works with over 360 organizations in eastern Nebraska and western Iowa to combat the issue of hunger.

The Food Bank collects food and household products locally from food drives, local food manufacturers, distributors and retailers. This product is distributed to people in need in seventy-seven counties in Nebraska and sixteen counties in Iowa. This distribution is accomplished in the urban areas through three direct programs and over 360 food pantries, meal providers, emergency shelters, child care centers, family service agencies, senior citizen programs and rehab centers.

The Omaha Food Bank

Retired and Senior Volunteer Program.

Work in a gift shop, information desk, box office, concession, at events, as a guardian, driver, tutor, or elsewhere. The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program is recruiting volunteers for a variety of organizations. If you are 55 or older and are interested in becoming a volunteer, please call 444-6558.

The Phoenix House Seeking Volunteers.

The Phoenix House is a Catholic Charities Domestic Violence and Sexual Abuse Program. It provides shelter, crisis counseling, and other related services. You can volunteer to provide childcare, sort donations, provide counseling, or other activities. If you would like to be a volunteer, call 256-2059 for more information.

Goodwill Accepting Donations

Through your donations, Goodwill provides job training and employment programs for people with disabilities and those who face other barriers to employment.

Call 341-4609 or visit
Goodwill Omaha for details.

Volunteers Needed for the YWCA Women Against Violence Hotline.

Volunteers receive calls from victims of sexual assault, child sexual abuse, and domestic violence. Call the YWCA at 345-6555 to learn more about becoming a hotline volunteer.

Hospital Volunteers Needed at The Nebraska Medical Center

Others serve "as needed." A six month commitment is requested of all volunteers. A variety of service areas are available. For information on volunteering opportunities, call NHS Volunteer Services at 559-4197.

United Way Offers Variety of Volunteer Opportunities.

Projects can be arranged for individuals, families, groups, or young people seeking a community service experience to fulfill graduation requirements. Call 342-LINK (5465) or visit

Little Brothers - Friends of the Elderly.

Volunteers are people who have a few minutes or a few hours each week to spend with older friends. Help with shopping, balance a checkbook, or simply provide a little companionship. If you would like to volunteer, call (402) 393-0788.

Keep Omaha Beautiful, Inc.

Keep Omaha Beautiful, Inc. works with Neighborhood groups, the City of Omaha's solid waste programs, educates businesses and citizens about the advantages of litter reduction and recycling, works with more than 6,000 volunteers, and participates in programs of the national Keep American Beautiful organization. Help keep Omaha litter free, beautiful and environmentally safe! Call 444-7774 for more information.

TeamMates Mentoring Program.

Founded in 1991 by Dr. Tom and Nancy Osborne. The TeamMates Mentoring Program is a non-profit organization that provides the framework for adults to serve as mentors to youth. Leadership, training, and support for school-based mentoring programs is provided.

USA Freedom Corps.

A part of the the Corporation for National and Community Service, that provides Americans of all ages the opportunity to improve communities through programs such as Senior Corps, AmeriCorps, and Learn and Serve America. For information, call (202) 606-5000 or visit

Nebraska Volunteer Service Commission.

"The Nebraska Volunteer Service Commission was established in 1994 to promote, mobilize, and support the efforts of all Nebraskans who are united in strengthening their communities, state, and nation through community service." Visit the web site for information about nominations for The Nebraska First Lady's Outstanding Community Service Awards, The Nebraska Governor's Points of Light Award, conferences, and other Commission activities. The Commission's address is: Nebraska Volunteer Service Commission, Sixth Floor, State Capitol, P.O. Box 98927, Lincoln, NE 68509.