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The workers and volunteers of the Omaha Open Door Mission are hard at work preparing for Thanksgiving and Christmas this holiday season.

Volunteers on November 24 worked throughout the day to bag lunches and clean the Mission’s kitchen in preparation for the organization’s Thanksgiving meal. Volunteer groups from Bellevue University basketball and UNO were busy all afternoon. About 120 volunteers from every walk of life will assist with the meal on Thanksgiving.

Chris Morris, Open Door Mission’s Volunteer and Partner Director, said the organization is also working hard to collect toys for area children. She said the Mission hopes to collect, bag and distribute over six thousand toys before December 18.

The Open Door Mission is having trouble collecting enough toys this season. Those interested in donating toys should check out the organization’s Web site. The video below includes a brief description of what toys are needed most.

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Posted: September 26, 2010 in Uncategorized

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This site will be your premier stop for learning about Omaha’s nonprofit organizations.  I hope to profile different organizations throughout the semester, so check back often!

Many small yet dramatically important institutions go unnoticed around the metro area.  I would like to shed some light on what normal people are doing to help our community.  This should be an adventure for all of us, as I have relatively limited background knowledge about the nonprofits operating in the big “O.”

I have already started asking around to find organizations to start profiling.  Please sit back an enjoy the (bumpy) ride that is Not 4 Profit!