Care packages for Nebraska foster youth


For the fourth year, Project Everlast youth councils will be collecting items and donations for care packages. The councils will assemble, wrap and distribute packages to young people in foster care, or who have just aged out, who don’t have family to share the holidays with this year.

“Everyone deserves some joy over the season,” said Jessica Hilderbrand of Project Everlast, who’s heading up this year’s initiative. “These care packages are all about telling young people that they are loved and that we’re thinking of them.”

Care packages can include practical items – like blankets, non-perishable food items and toiletries. But fun things are just as welcome! Young people aging out of the system don’t usually have the discretionary income to spend on things like movies, restaurants, or new clothes.


If you’re in Omaha, contact Katy Spratte from the Friends of Nebraska Children to discuss donating items to for a care package. You may also order directly from the Project Everlast Omaha youth wish list on Amazon.


For all other communities, contact Jessica at  to get in touch with the Project Everlast council in your community, or make a cash donation now.

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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