Holiday Gift Drive

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Every year, as winter approaches, our kids begin to believe again — in the magic of the holidays. With the kids' input, we provide businesses, churches, even individuals with those wishes in mid-November to guide them in selecting presents for the kids. Then, after collecting the gifts at their businesses and other organizations, these volunteers arrange to deliver the items they’ve gathered the first few weeks of December. Your generosity brings smiles to a lot of young faces — and joy to many hearts.

If you are interested in:

  • providing a gift for a child at CEDARS this holiday season, you can make a donation today or just call (402) 437-8820 or email us at holidays@cedars-kids.org.
  • providing gifts for an entire family at CEDARS, please call (402) 434-5437 or read some of their stories. 
  • organizing a gift drive for the children at CEDARS this holiday season, please contact Tracy at (402) 437-8820 prior to the event. Thank you—you put a special sparkle into the holidays for our children.

 

A few items we know the kids will need this year include:

• New winter coats (adult sizes)
• Teen Pajamas/Lounge Wear (Boy & Girl – Sizes XS - 2XL)
• $25 Gift Card to Wal-Mart, Target or $20 to SuperSaver
• Teen sized clothing (hoodies, sports shorts and sweat pants, jeans and a nice shirt, etc.)
• Bath and body supplies for men and women, especially dry shampoo.
• Certificates for oil changes
• Gas gift cards
• Pullups
• Sani-Wipes
• New small kitchen appliances
• New bedding (sizes twin–queen)
• Bath towels
• Gift cards for families to have fun together (bowling, movie theatres, laser tag, University of Nebraska State Museum and Planetarium, Children’s Museum, Children’s Zoo, Miniature Golf, Ice Skating, Lost in Fun, Champions Fun Center)

To coordinate any donations, please contact Tracy at (402) 437-8820. Thank you!

If you live in the Lincoln, Nebraska area...

Red ornaments listing a child's age and a specific wish are available at the following locations. Please return the items unwrapped by the dates listed to these locations. Thank you for making a difference in the life of a child.

  • Applebee's at Gateway Mall

    Ornaments available starting November 21st. Please return gifts to Applebee's by December 17th.

  • Applebee's at Williamsburg

    Ornaments are available starting November 24th. Please return gifts to Applebee's by December 14th.

  • Applebee's North

    Ornaments available starting November 24th. Please return gifts to Applebee's by December 12th.

  • Campbell's Nurseries

    56th & Pinelake or 2342 S 40th Street. Ornaments available starting November 7th. Please return gifts to Campbell's by December 13th.

  • Comfort Family Chiropractic

    1600 S 70th Street Suite 201. Ornaments available starting November 6th. Please return gifts to Comfort Family Chiropractic by December 12th.

  • CVS Pharmacies

    70th & O; 48th & O; 27th & Old Cheney; 16th & South; 48th & Van Dorn; 56th & Hwy 2; 14th & Superior. Ornaments available starting November 4th. Please return gifts to CVS by December 12th.

  • Duteau Subaru and Chevy

    2750 Jamie Lane. Please return gifts to DuTeau by December 15th.

  • Edward's Stone

    13400 S 54 in Roca. Ornaments available starting November 11th. Please return gifts to Edward's Stone by December 6th.

  • Gateway Mall

    Ornaments available inside near Younkers & Dillard's starting November 18th. Please return gifts to same location by December 16th.

  • Gerit Schell State Farm

    3701 O St #101, Lincoln, NE 68510. Ornaments available starting November 21st. Please return gifts to Gerit Schell State Farm by December 9th.

  • HIP Investments

    5000 Central Park Dr #204, Lincoln, NE 68504. Ornaments available starting November 14th. Please return gifts to HIP Investments by December 9th.

  • Hohl Orthodontics

    5700 Thompson Creek Blvd. Ornaments available starting November 1st. Please return gifts to Hohl Orthodontics by December 12th.

  • Miller Time Pub

    333 S 13th Street in the Marriot Cornhusker Hotel. Ornaments available starting November 1st. Please return gifts to Miller Time Pub by December 5th.

  • Mosier/Timperley Chiropractic

    4645 Normal Blvd #200, Lincoln, NE 68506. This location is hosting a toy drive for the kids. Please bring new or unused toys to Mosier/Timperley Chiropractic by December 12th.

  • NE Community Blood Bank

    84th & O. This location is collecting men's adult sized socks for teens in crisis. *Note this drive has ended. Thank you to all who participated!

  • NE Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine

    575 S 70th St #200. Ornaments available starting November 1st. Please return gifts to Nebraska Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine by December 14th.

  • Olive Garden

    Gateway Mall location. Please return gifts to Olive Garden by December 16th.

  • Serenity Salon

    5550 S 59th Street Suite 17, near Petco. Ornaments available starting November 1st. Please return gifts to Serenity Salon by December 12th.

  • Slumberland

    5240 N 27th Street. Ornaments available starting November 1st. Please return gifts to Slumberland by December 12th.

  • South Ridge Dental

    5533 S 27th Street Suite 102. Ornaments available starting November 4th. Please return gifts to South Ridge Dental by December 12th.

  • Spine & Sports Chiropractic

    4130 Pioneer Wood Dr #3. Please return gifts to Spine & Sports Chiropractic by December 15th.

  • Union Bank & Trust

    4243 Pioneer Woods (on 70th); 84th & Lexington; 6801 O Street; 6801 S 27th Street (near Pinelake). Please return by December 9th.

  • Universal Financial Strategies

    7431 O St. Please return gifts to Universal Financial Strategies by December 14th.

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