The children in CEDARS care, like all kids, need a warm bed, good food, and clothes on their backs. But they need even more.
The personal care items that all of us use every day are crucial to our kids. Having enough shampoo, a razor and shaving cream, soap for a daily shower are important. But supplies run short.
When the kids return to their families, or join new foster families, they take such items with them. That’s when we need more for the new youth arriving at our doors.
CEDARS gratefully accepts donations of new, sealed personal care products. Typical items include:
Shower gel, shampoo, and conditioner
Hair products, including combs and brushes, hair scrunchies, bobby pins, headbands
Hair products for African American hair
Toothbrushes, toothpaste, and floss
Deodorant (sticks, no spray), body spray, and hand sanitizer
Aftershave, cologne, and perfume
Loofah or sponge
Other new items are also needed such as:
Twin bedding, blankets, and bed pillows
Twin beds and mattresses
Reading lamps for bedrooms
Bath towels and washcloths
Kitchen dishrags, towels, hot pads
Infant items - diapers, wipes, shampoo, lotion, and onesies
Infant bedding - crib mattress pads, crib sheets, blankets
Membership or passes to the YMCA, Lincoln Children's Museum, Adventure Golf, or Skate Zone
$10 gift cards to fast food restaurants
Gift cards for gas
Gift cards for recreational activities (movie theater, bowling, skating, Champion's)
To donate or learn what is in highest demand, just call (402) 434-KIDS (5437) or email firstname.lastname@example.org. We guarantee your gifts will be used—and appreciated!