Current Needs

Making a Daily Difference in Kids’ Lives

The children in CEDARS care, like all kids, need a warm bed, good food, and clothes on their backs. But they need even more. CEDARS gratefully accepts donations of new, sealed personal care products and other items as we have need. Due to allergy issues of some of the kids in our care, we request that donated items come from non-smoking homes.

We’ve been blessed! Our friends have been so very generous and our storage closet is absolutely bursting with new clothing and other items for the kids. Therefore, at this time, if you are wishing to donate clothing, please call Tracy at 402-437-8820. We genuinely appreciate your kindness and support.

Urgent Baby Needs

  • New Car Seats/Booster Seats

Urgent Needs

  • New Men's Boxer Briefs M - XL
  • New Adult Sized Winter Coats - Male and Female
  • Adult Sleeping Bags
  • Men's new or gently used tennis shoes - sizes 10-13
  • New Women's Bras - all sizes

Current Everyday Needs (New Items Only Please)

For Males & Females

  • Brushes/Combs/Picks
  • Adult Toothbrushes
  • Lotion
  • Chapstick
  • African American Hair Products:

    Bonnets, Scarves, Shower Caps, Du-rags, Wave Caps, Solid Neutral Color Headbands, Hair Scalp Oil, and Braid Oil
    Shampoo and Conditioner: Olive Oil, Shea Butter, Coconut Oil
    Flat Iron Spray/Serum
    Blue Magic Hair Grease
    Wave Cream/Pomade
    Hair Gel (clear, strong hold)

School Supply Needs (New Items Only)

  • Backpacks for preschoolers
  • Preschool Activity Books
  • Sharpies (any colors)
  • Graph Paper
  • Pencil Sharpeners
  • Sturdy Pocket Folders

Youth Opportunity Center Needs (for Homeless Teens)

  • Adult Sleeping Bags - Urgent!
  • Various Snacks - High Need
  • Cases of Bottled Water
  • Boxed Cereal
  • Canned Beef Stew or Chili
  • Hamburger Helper
  • Boxed Pasta
  • Pasta Sauce
  • Coffee K-Cups
  • Hot Chocolate K-Cups
  • Gift Cards to Russ’s Market for perishable foods
  • Plastic Forks/Spoons
  • Styrofoam or Thicker Paper Plates
  • Detergent Pods
  • Purell Wipes
  • New or Gently Used Duffle Bags, Backpacks, Shaving Kits, etc.
  • Brushes/Combs/Picks
  • Hair Ties
  • Phone Chargers
  • Headphones
  • Gas Cards

Misc. Needs for Clients

  • Gas and Grocery Gift Cards

Download a printable copy of our Current Needs to take shopping with you.

Another way to give is to use our Amazon Wish List, which is updated frequently. Order online and the items will be shipped directly to us. 

For more information please contact Tracy at 402-437-8820 or via email. We guarantee your gifts will be used—and appreciated!