Right now in Sarpy County, there are more than 9,100 individuals living in poverty, including nearly 4,000 children under the age of 18. Another 17,000 people in our community are experiencing hunger or food insecurity, unsure of where their next meal will come from.
In order to make sure every child in our community has a special gift under the tree and families have nourishing food, partners from across the community are coming together once again to organize a one-day Holiday Assistance event. This year’s event will be from 8-11:30 a.m. Dec. 14 at the Bellevue Christian Center, 1400 Harvell Drive.
Each year, more than 400 families receive assistance during the Holiday Assistance event, but we need your help.
Here are some ways you can make a difference this year:
- Cash donation
- Donate gift cards (Visa gift cards, restaurants, movies)
- Donate a new toy, book or game. A great way to get your workplace involved is to place a donation bin in your office and ask your staff and co-workers to participate.
- Volunteer to help at the Sarpy County Holiday Assistance event.
Please bring donations to the Sarpy County Human Services Office, 1261 Golden Gate Drive, Suite 1E, by Friday, December 6. Donations by check should be made payable to: Bellevue Ministerial Association (BMA) with “children’s fund” noted on the memo line.
For more information, contact Sarpy County Human Services Director Sharon Boehmer at 402-593-4414.