Ways to Give

Thank you for your interest in The Salvation Army Kroc Center.

Discover ways you can partner with The Kroc Center to shape, impact, and save lives in the Greater Omaha Metro Area.

The Greatest Need

These programs currently need the most support to ensure their success. Check below for even more ways to give back now and throughout the year. Any gift will make an impact in our community.

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The Kroc Scholarship Financial Assistance Program

Every life deserves to shine. No one in need is turned away from the life-changing opportunities at The Salvation Army Kroc Center through the Kroc Scholarship Program. With an average of 1,500 individuals on scholarship, this is by far The Kroc Center’s largest outreach and single greatest need for community support.

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The Salvation Army KETV 7 Can Help Kids Back To School Backpack Program

Send local kids back to school with pride! Along with Sponsors, Donors and generous community support, The Salvation Army stuffs brand new backpacks with pencils, paper, crayons and all the supplies needed for kids to feel great and be prepared for the first day of school.

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Summer Camp

What kids take home from this camp won’t fit in a backpack! Camp Kroc Day Camps and Gene Eppley overnight camps (Bellevue, NE) provide everything a child needs to make great summer memories and learn that no matter what happens in life, they are cared for. Donations make it possible to send to camp the kids who couldn’t otherwise afford it, but need it the most!

Additional Giving Opportunities

Swimsuit Donations

The Kroc Center Needs Swimsuits for all ages! You can help by proving a new or gently used one piece swimsuits for girls and adult women and trunks for boys and adult men. Drop off donations or call 402-905-3591 to arrange a pick up.

Help Provide Swimsuits

Youth Alive & Boing Youth Groups

Our goal is to provide middle and high school youth with a warm meal and guide them in the Word of God. This ministry is possible because of donations for meal supplies and volunteers.

Support Youth Groups

After-School Program

Students age 7 and older receive homework help Monday-Thursday, 4:00pm-6:30pm at no cost to members. Donations support cost of supplies.

Provide a Safe Place for Local Youth

Life Skill Classes

Low-cost educational classes are taught by Kroc staff and local community experts. Most are offered free of charge and include a variety of topics on health and wellness, financial planning and more.

Sponsor a Life Skill Class

Winter Night Watch

The Salvation Army’s Winter Night Watch program helps make cold winter nights more bearable for the homeless and near-homeless in Omaha. Two canteens patrol the streets of Omaha providing warm meals and winter clothing.

Keep Someone Warm This Winter

Class & Program Scholarships

These scholarship opportunities allow individuals and families to afford classes that help change unhealthy habits, build confidence, strengthen relationships, and promote wellness of the whole person.

Support Class Scholarships