The Student Ambassadors of the UNMC College of Allied Health Professions are holding a Winter Essentials Drive through Dec. 12 to help homeless and needy populations in Omaha and Kearney. The group is seeking:
Clothing for adults and children, including T-shirts, jackets, hoodies, pants, shoes, hats and other apparel;
Bedding, such as blankets and sheets;
Toiletries, including razors, soaps, toothpaste and deodorant; and
Packaged foods, such as granola bars, cereal bars, macaroni and cheese, and peanut butter.
In Omaha, dropboxes are located at the Sorrell Center, the McGoogan Library, the College of Pharmacy and the main doors of Wittson Hall. Items collected will be donated to the Open Door Mission in Omaha.
In Kearney, dropboxes will be located at the University of Nebraska at Kearney Student Union and at the Health Science Education Complex. Donations will be given to the Crossroads Center Rescue Mission in Kearney.