Christmas Giving 2012

Note: Respond to Amy.Patterson@conagrafoods.com or donate online by clicking the link in the right sidebar.

It’s time to kick off our 9th Annual Christmas Giving efforts. THANK YOU TO ALL OF THE GENEROUS DONORS and your continued support for this program year after year; service to our local Community is a key tenet in the Alumni Association and Club membership activities!

Quick recap of the 2011 Donations:
Total cash donations were approx. $5700 (63% higher than previous year!); additionally 9 ND Club members adopted local families (46 individuals) for holiday support. We supported 50 families with food baskets and gift cards at two schools in eastern Omaha. Our Alumni ‘adopted’ 25 families (62 children and parents) through Assumption Guadalupe Catholic School and the Grandparents support program at the Eastern Nebraska Office on Aging (ENOA). We also purchased approx. $1500 worth of cold weather clothing, blankets, and hats/gloves/scarves, etc. for the Siena/Francis House homeless shelter and Assumption school donation center. General donations of toys, sheet sets, towels, bus passes, grocery gift cards and dozens of toys for Christmas given to needy families through the ENOA, Salvation Army, and Siena/Francis House.
Giving in 2012

We must relay our interest to the involved organizations as soon as possible. You can support this ND Club effort in several ways:

– Adopt a family: Gift donations will be due in ahead of the Christmas holiday; email: Amy.Patterson@conagrafoods.com

– Cash donations are welcome (we will do the shopping for you); email: Amy.Patterson@conagrafoods.com

– You can donate online through our PayPal Link (see http://ndclubomaha.com).

– Join the Gift Wrapping Party – Hosted by Joe & Catherine Kelly

§ Saturday, December 15th– 9am-12noon

§ Refreshments and wrapping material provided.

§ 656 J. E. George Blvd. Omaha, NE 68132

§ Rsvp to Joe Kelly: kellyomaha@msn.com or (402)392.1046

The Omaha Alumni Club Board of Directors has generously agreed to match the first $2000 in donations this year! Please help us make this another record year for our growing program. All donations will be anonymous.

Please contact Amy Patterson if you are interested in adopting a family, part of a family, or would like to give a cash donation. If you use PayPal, please add this in the memo when you checkout. I know our efforts will be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance for your support!

Amy Hall Patterson ‘98 Joe Kelly –Co Chair

GO IRISH!!

Christmas Giving 2011

It’s time to kick off our 8th Annual Christmas Giving efforts. THANK YOU TO ALL OF THE GENEROUS DONORS and your continued support for this program year after year!  This past spring, the Notre Dame Alumni Association recognized our Club with a 2010 Special Citation for our ongoing charitable efforts in the Omaha area; service to our Community is a key tenet in the Alumni Association and Club membership activities.

Before I commit to the number of families we can support, I need feedback from you! We must relay our interest to the involved organizations as soon as possible. We plan to work with the same organizations as above, including Assumption Catholic School this year. Gift donations will be due in ahead of the Christmas holiday in order to allow time to deliver the packages to the families. Cash donations are welcome as well (we will do the shopping for you) or you can donate online through our PayPal Link. All donations will be anonymous. Gifts do not have to be large in scale to make a difference.

The Omaha Alumni Club Board of Directors has generously agreed to match the first $2000 in donations this year!  Please help us make this another record year for our growing program.

Please contact Amy Patterson if you are interested in adopting a family, part of a family, or would like to give a cash donation. If you use PayPal, please add this in the memo when you checkout. I know our efforts will be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance for your support!

Amy Hall Patterson ‘98
Amy.Patterson@conagrafoods.com

GO IRISH!!

Annual Christmas drive shines in 2010

The ND Club of Omaha Christmas drive had one of the biggest turnouts in years. Total cash donations were approximately $3,500. We supported about 20 families with food baskets at Liberty Elementary School. Also, we ‘adopted’ about 30 family members and 8 other single Seniors through the Grandparents Support Program at the Eastern Nebraska Office on Aging. In addition to the donations to Liberty Elementary and E.N.O.A., we purchased about $1,500 worth of cold weather clothing, blankets, and hats/gloves/scarves, etc. for the Salvation Army ‘Winter Night Watch’ program and dozens of toys for Christmas giving to needy families as a general donation.

Thank you to all who donated. This outpouring of support helps many families facing difficult circumstances and is a testament to the Spirit of Notre Dame.

Club Will Match $1500 for Christmas Giving Drive

The ND Club of Omaha Christmas Giving Drive 2010 is off to a great start. There is still time to donate using PayPal (click the “Donate” button in the right sidebar) or by contacting coordinator Amy Patterson (Amy.Patterson@conagrafoods.com). This year the Club has agreed to match the first $1500 in donations. The money raised will be used to purchase winter clothing, necessities, and provide general assistance to families in need.