Throughout the year the Junior League of Omaha partners with different organizations to give our time and resources to help different community partners, we call this Done In a Day (DIAD). One of our community partners we choose to work with is The Life House.
The Junior League of Omaha chose The Life House because it is an organization that provides an essential need for the Omaha community and surrounding areas of Nebraska. The Life House is a diaper bank and food pantry serving families in need. They believe in changing lives by offering essentials that all babies and families need. Offering diapers and food to families who need it ultimately lessens their financial strain and stress and thus allows families to address their other needs/concerns. This helps them financially move forward. In 2020 alone, they have provided 112,470 meals and 360,226 diapers to at least 15,000 individuals.
Providing so many diapers to the community means that the two people in charge of The Life House (yes, only two!) need extra hands. This is where The League comes in. By helping the organization wrap diapers, we are essentially helping get diapers out faster to the community and it frees up time and energy for the two women running The Life House. It gives them the ability to focus on other parts of the organization that need attention. In our first shift with The Life House, 6 women wrapped 9,000 diapers in TWO hours and today 5 members helped to wrap an additional 6,500 diapers!
We hope to be able to volunteer once a month with The Life House. Members: You can sign up on Digital Cheetah!