Nebraska’s largest homeless shelter is asking for resident’s help this holiday season. Open Door Mission CEO Candace Gregory says they have expanded their Project Santa Program. Gregory says parents can now select toys and other items on their child’s wish list. Parents take them home, wrap them and put them under the tree for Christmas morning. They rely on donations to make this program successful and Gregory says they are short on donated gifts for boys.
Gregory says, “For younger boys, sports balls, Lego sets and action figures. Spiderman. Batman is flying off our shelves. For older boys, watch, wallet. Ear pods have been the number one item. They don’t have to be a name brand. Just any ear pod they can listen to music to. Alarm clocks have been popular. Book bags.”
Gregory also wants to thank generous Nebraskans who are making Christmas brighter for our neediest neighbors. She says, “It is truly overwhelming.” Those wishing to make a donation can log on to opendoormission.org.
All Nebraskans statewide are asked to remember those less fortunate this time of year and donate to local organizations in their communities to make the season brighter for all.