Clothes and household items needed for Youth Mart!

Nebraska Families Collaborative will hold a donation drive on October 12 and 13 in Omaha to gather household goods for “Youth Mart”. Youth Mart benefits young people who are leaving foster care and starting life out on their own with little or no family support. Clothing and household basics – like furniture, pots and pans and lamps – can help stretch a very tight budget and turn a studio apartment into a home.

Here’s what they need:

  • Gently used furniture (no mattresses)
  • Pots and pans
  • Dishes
  • Laps
  • Small appliances (blenders, toasters, etc.)
  • Gently used men and women’s clothing and shoes
  • Gently used baby and toddler clothing
  • Diapers and baby wipes
  • New personal hygiene items

Bring your donations to the Youth Mart on Omaha Home For Boys Campus (4343 N. 52nd Street). Drop off times are:

Saturday, October 12, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Sunday, October 13, 12 to 4:00 p.m.

 The Omaha Home for Boys campus is located on the corner of 52nd and Ames Street. Use the South campus entrance and the donation center is located approximately 200 yards from the entrance.

 The Independent Living Donation Center known as “Youth Mart” is a donation center for former foster youth ages 16 to 24. This initiative came about from an identified need by former foster youth at the Eastern Service Area Youth Permanency Summit. Youth Mart is made possible by a grant from Nebraska Children and Families Foundation in collaboration with Nebraska Families Collaborative, Child Saving Institute, Project Everlast, Omaha Home for Boys, Lutheran Family Services, Central Plains Center for Services and the community.

The Youth Mart donation center kickoff event will be held on November 14, 2013 at the Omaha Home for Boys. This date marks the opening of Youth Mart to former foster youth ages 16 to 24. More information regarding the November 14th kickoff event will be provided. Please visit the Nebraska Families Collaborative website for details at

Please contact NFC Aftercare Supervisor Sara Riffel with questions at (402) 492-2547 or at

Nebraska Children's mission is to maximize the potential of Nebraska’s children, youth, and families through collaboration and community-centered impact.

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