The annual magazine and gift drive begins October 1st. Please vist our online store and participate. You will be asked to enter in the Prep student's name (or skip this step if you do not want to designate the sale for a student) and then you will be able to shop for magazines and gifts. Digital subscriptions are also available. 40% of sales go directly to support O.O.'s work learning about food insecurity in the U.S. and towards providing Christmas food boxes to local families. During the month of October, students will be entered into a daily drawing for an Operation Others t-shirt for each sale they make! Thanks for your support.
Movie Night is Saturday, October 25 from 4-6pm
Join us in the Prep's Commons for the screening of the Halloween movie- Halloween Town. Popcorn, candy, and water will be sold. This event is open to students, faculty and staff from all OO schools as well as parents and siblings.The movie is rated G.
Trick or Treat for Cans is Tuesday, October 28
This year OO will be collecting canned food (from the list below) from generous residents of the Saint Margaret Mary's Neighborhood. Students from OO schools will gather at SMM at 5pm for dinner. They will then walk through the neighbood hood collecting food. This food will be transported to Prep for storage. Students can be picked up at SMM at 7pm or at Prep at 8pm (students must arrange their own transportation).
Households in the SMM neighborhood will receive a flier with more information, but are invited to leave a sack of food (from the list below) near their front door before 5pm on Tuesday, October 28.
FOOD ITEMS WE ARE COLLECTING:
canned beans, canned tomatoes and sauce, canned soup, stew, and chili, canned meat/fish, canned green beans, canned corn, and peanut butter.
Call In Day is Saturday, November 1
If you or someone you know could use a Christmas food box please call 402-548-6236 on Saturday, November 1 between 9am-noon. We will only enroll families/individuals on this day between these listed times.
Turkey Drop Off Day is Saturday, November 22 from 8:30am-2pm.
Please bring a turkey (or 2) of any brand/size to one of our three locations listed below. We are looking to collect 800 turkey to include in our Christmas food boxes for Omaha families. Thank you for your support.
Creighton Prep East Lot (7400 Western Ave)
Skutt Parking Lot (3131 S 156 Street)
Golf Tech Omaha (362 N 114 Street)
Saint Bernards Parking Lot (3601 N 65 Street)
2014 Delivery Weekend is December 18, 19, and 20 (delivery day)
Please mark you calendar and consider joining us again this year. Our warehouse location is TBA. Please consider joining us during the times listed below. No need to sign-up for volunteers time slots. Feel free to join us when you are able. Please note that starting and ending times may be changed as needed. Weather related schedule changes will be communicated on the Creighton Prep website and the OO twitter feed @operationothers
December 17 Preparation Day (@at Creighton Prep) ------ 10:30am until 7pm.
December 18 Set-up Day (@ TBA)------ 11am until 7pm.
December 19 Packaging Day (@ TBA) ----- 8am until 6pm.
December 20 Delivery Day (@ TBA)------ 7am (mass) 8am-6pm.
2012 Delivery Day Weekend Video
Thanks to everyone who volunteered as part of the 2012 O.O. Delivery Weekend.
want to donate?
Each year, Operation Others purchases most of the food for families from the Food Bank for the Heartland. We make efforts to provide healthy and delicious food. By purchasing through the food bank, a one dollar donation can be used to purchase a retail equivalent of $3 worth of food. Therefore, we can provide food for a family of four for approximately $25. If you would like to make a monetary donation, checks made out to Operation Others can be sent to 7400 Western Ave. Omaha, NE 68114.
From time to time, the Food Bank is low on food or does not have the type of food/quantities needed for our project. Therefore, we invite you to consider hosting a food drive for OO. If you would like to host a food drive, pleas contact one of the O.O. moderators. Also, take a look at the following links for information about hosting a food drive and the items we would lik to have included in our food boxes.