Aug 15, 2018 01:05PM
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Mission StatementCompletely KIDS educates and empowers kids and families to create a safe, healthy, successful, and connected community.
Wish ListNew school supplies:
- Pencils (No. 2)
- Colored pencils
- Lined paper
- Glue sticks/bottles of school glue
- Youth boy and girl sizes 6-12
- Volunteer support
- Weekend food items
- Grocery store gift cards
- New board games/puzzles/sports equipment
- Night in the Neighborhood Sept. 13, 2018
- Author Luncheon April 10, 2019
- Pinot, Pigs & Poets May 16, 2019
BackgroundWhen we think about our community, we imagine one that is safe, healthy, successful, and connected. That’s why Completely KIDS has a mission to empower kids and families with the skills necessary to break the cycle of poverty and overcome barriers to their success. Each year, Completely KIDS serve more than 2,000 Omaha-area kids, primarily between the ages of 4 and 14, and their families in working toward this mission.The organization’s work takes place after the school day and during the summer with kids. Completely KIDS provides a safe, academically supportive, and enriching environment via partnerships with area schools, homeless shelters, and other local agencies. Additionally, Completely KIDS provides expanded services to the families of kids in the form of literacy, educational support, mental health services, and referrals to other agencies as needed.
Brag LinesCompletely KIDS was the first Omaha nonprofit to provide after-school services for children in homeless shelters, and a weekend food program. Last year, they served more kids than ever through weekend and after-school food programs, enhanced services for families, and employed additional teen alumni.
Perhaps the latest excitement comes from the current renovation and expansion taking place at Complete KIDS’ headquarters. Once complete, services will increase, allowing them to make a greater impact on kids and families in Omaha.
Pay it ForwardCompletely KIDS offers many ways to get involved through time or financial contributions, including:
- Working directly with children
- Weekend food program
- Fundraising and supply drives
2566 St. Mary’s Ave. Omaha, NE 68105 402-397-5809 completelykids.org
The Big Give was published in the September/October 2018 edition of Omaha Magazine. To receive the magazine, click here to subscribe.