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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. 
  • 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:

  • Baby Dolls (All Ethnicities) and doll accessories
  • Toys for Children ages 0-3
  • Baby items: baby blankets, bath, bath products/sets, diaper cream
  • Remote Control Cars/Trucks
  • Lego Sets
  • Men’s clothing size large and socks & underwear (all adult sizes)
  • Nail & Make-up Sets
  • Hair Products, Flat-Iron, Hair dryer
  • Portable speakers/Docking Station
  • Phone Chargers for iPhones and Androids
  • 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 & Body Works Sets for men and women
  • Gas gift cards
  • Diapers and Pullups, All Sizes
  • New bedding (twin and toddler sizes)
  • Bath towel sets
  • 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, Defy Gravity)

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

    *Note this drive has ended. Thank you to all who participated!

  • Applebee's at Williamsburg

    Ornaments are available starting November 24th. *Note this drive has ended. Thank you to all who participated!

  • Applebee's North

    *Note this drive has ended. Thank you to all who participated!

  • Campbell's Nurseries

    56th & Pinelake or 2342 S 40th Street. *Note this drive has ended. Thank you to all who participated!

  • Comfort Family Chiropractic

    1600 S 70th Street Suite 201. *Note this drive has ended. Thank you to all who participated!

  • CVS Pharmacies

    70th & O; 48th & O; 27th & Old Cheney; 16th & South; 48th & Van Dorn; 56th & Hwy 2; 14th & Superior. *Note this drive has ended. Thank you to all who participated!

  • Duteau Subaru and Chevy

    2750 Jamie Lane. *Note this drive has ended. Thank you to all who participated!

  • Edward's Stone

    13400 S 54 in Roca. *Note this drive has ended. Thank you to all who participated!

  • Gateway Mall

    *Note this drive has ended. Thank you to all who participated!

  • Gerit Schell State Farm

    3701 O St #101, Lincoln, NE 68510. *Note this drive has ended. Thank you to all who participated!

  • HIP Investments

    5000 Central Park Dr #204, Lincoln, NE 68504. *Note this drive has ended. Thank you to all who participated!

  • Hohl Orthodontics

    5700 Thompson Creek Blvd. *Note this drive has ended. Thank you to all who participated!

  • Miller Time Pub

    333 S 13th Street in the Marriot Cornhusker Hotel. *Note this drive has ended. Thank you to all who participated!

  • Mosier/Timperley Chiropractic

    4645 Normal Blvd #200, Lincoln, NE 68506. This location is hosting a toy drive for the kids. *Note this drive has ended. Thank you to all who participated!

  • 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. *Note this drive has ended. Thank you to all who participated!

  • Olive Garden

    Gateway Mall location. *Note this drive has ended. Thank you to all who participated!

  • Serenity Salon

    5550 S 59th Street Suite 17, near Petco. *Note this drive has ended. Thank you to all who participated!

  • Slumberland

    5240 N 27th Street. *Note this drive has ended. Thank you to all who participated!

  • South Ridge Dental

    5533 S 27th Street Suite 102. *Note this drive has ended. Thank you to all who participated!

  • Spine & Sports Chiropractic

    4130 Pioneer Wood Dr #3. *Note this drive has ended. Thank you to all who participated!

  • Union Bank & Trust

    4243 Pioneer Woods (on 70th); 84th & Lexington; 6801 O Street; 6801 S 27th Street (near Pinelake). *Note this drive has ended. Thank you to all who participated!

  • Universal Financial Strategies

    7431 O St. *Note this drive has ended. Thank you to all who participated!

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