The annual magazine and gift drive begins October 1st (but you may pruchase/renew year round). Please vist our online store and participate. You will be asked to enter in the Prep student's name (or skip this step if you do not want to designate the sale for a student) and then you will be able to shop for magazines and gifts. Digital subscriptions are also available. 40 percent of sales go directly to support O. O.'s work learning about food insecurity in the U.S. and toward providing Christmas food boxes to local families. During the month of October, students will be entered into a daily drawing for an Operation Others T-shirt for each sale they make! Thanks for your support.
Upcoming 2016 O. O. Events:
Tuesday, September 20: Large Group Meeting for all students at Omaha-area Catholic Secondary Schools interested in leaning about the problems families face getting enough food and helping with this year's Operation Others. This meeting will be held in Prep's Campus Center from 6-7:15pm.
October 1-31: O. O. Magazine Sale/Renewal. Click here to purchase/renew magazine and to buy gifts.
Tuesday, October 25: Trick or Treat for Cans! Meet at Saint Margaret Mary's at 5:30 p.m. We will collect cans until 7 p.m. At 7 p.m., we will return to Prep to count and sort cans. Pickup is by 7 p.m. at SMM or by 8:30 pm. at Prep.
Saturday, November 5: Call-In Day, 9 a.m-1pm. The call-in number for ENGLISH speakers is 402-800-1976. The call in number for Spanish speakers is 402-800-1978. Student volunteers meet at Prep in room 017. Please give this number to anyone in need of a good Christmas meal.
TBA: O. O. Fun Run/Walk. Meet at Zorinsky Lake at 9 a.m. Enter from the entrance between Center St. and Q St. off of 156th St. Cost is $10 per participant.
Sunday,November 13: Pancake Breakfast for O. O. @ St. Leo’s at 102nd and Blondo. The cost: adults $7.00, children $3.00, families $22.00. The breakfast includes pancakes,eggs, sausage, potatoes, fruit, coffee and/or orange juice.
TBA: Food Drive @ Creighton Prep. Bring canned chicken or tuna to the Loyola Room before school and receive a free doughnut! We are trying to collect 4,000 cans! House cup points awarded.
Friday, November 18: All food drives must be complete by this date. On this date, O. O. students will bring all collected food to a warehouse on CU's campus (times TBA) for storage until delivery weekend. Please have all food in boxes that are taped shut. Also, count all of the food collected and report totals to O. O. moderators.
Saturday, November 19: Turkey Drive (8:30 a.m.-2 p.m.) at Creighton Prep's east parking lot, Skutt's parking lot, GolfTEC's parking lot (114th and Davenport) and St. Bernard's parking lot (3601 N. 65 Street). Please donate a turkey or two! We are trying to collect 800 turkeys!
Tuesday, December 6: O. O. Christmas Party for students from all O. O. schools. We will also write Christmas cards for all receiving food boxes this year. This party will be held in Prep's Campus Center from 6-7:30 p.m. Please bring 2 cans of tuna/chicken or $2 for admission.
Tuesday, December 8: Feast of the Immaculate Conception and O. O. Mass at Prep for the Prep Community and O. O. Core Team members from O. O. Schools (9:45-10:45 a.m.). Non Prep-students should be back at their own schools by 11:15 a.m. at the latest.
Wednesday, December 14: Preparation Day, O. O. Club and Core Team members only. Help load the truck at Prep after school until 4 or 5pm.
Thursday, December 15: Set-up day @ the warehouse from after-exams at 3pm-8pm.
Friday, December 16: Packing Day @ the warehouse from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Saturday, December 17: Delivery Day @ the warehouse (1802 Izard St). Mass at 8 a.m., delivery from 9 a.m. until finished, usually around 2 p.m.
2016 Delivery Weekend is December 15, 16, and 17 (Delivery Day)
Please mark you calendar and consider joining us again this year. Our warehouse is location is TBD (if you have a warehouse please call :))). Please consider joining us during the times listed below. No need to sign-up for volunteers time slots. Feel free to join us when you are able. Please note that starting and ending times may be changed as needed. Weather-related schedule changes will be communicated on the Creighton Prep website and the OO twitter feed @operationothers
Tentative Delivery Weekend Schedule:
Thursday, December 15:Set-up Day @ the warehouse from 3pm-8:00 p.m.
Friday, December 16: Packing Day @ the warehouse from 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Saturday, December 17: Delivery Day @ the warehouse. Mass at 8:00 a.m., deliveries from 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Delivery Day Weekend Video
Thanks to everyone who volunteered as part of the O.O. Delivery Weekend.
Want to donate?
Each year, Operation Others purchases most of the food for families from the Food Bank for the Heartland. We make efforts to provide healthy and delicious food. By purchasing through the food bank, a one dollar donation can be used to purchase a retail equivalent of $3 worth of food. Therefore, we can provide food for a family of four for approximately $25. If you would like to make a monetary donation, checks made out to Operation Others can be sent to 7400 Western Ave. Omaha, NE 68114.
From time to time, the Food Bank is low on food or does not have the type of food/quantities needed for our project. Therefore, we invite you to consider hosting a food drive for O. O. If you would like to host a food drive, please contact one of the O. O. moderators. Also, take a look at the following links for information about hosting a food drive and the items we would like to have included in our food boxes.