O. O. is an organization led by students from all eight Omaha Catholic Secondary Schools and provides food assistance to families at Christmas and educates others about these families in our community without enough in order to encourage a preferential option for the poor.
Follow OO on social media @operationothers
Follow O.O. on Twitter for updates, changes, severe weather announcements and more. All times are subject to change due to weather and other variables.
O. O. Magazine and Gift DRIVE Starts OcT 1! Please visit our online store to renew or purchase
The annual magazine and gift drive begins October 1st (but you may purchase/renew year round). Please visit 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. Thanks for your support.
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.
Upcoming 2020 O. O. Events:
October 1-31: O. O. Magazine Sale/Renewal. Click here to purchase/renew magazine and to buy gifts.
Tuesday, October 27: Trick or Treat for Cans! Volunteer spaces will be limited. Contact Mr. Kinney @ firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and to sign-up.
Saturday, November 7: Call-In Day, 9 a.m-1:30pm. Call-In Number is 531-329-6003.
November 16-20: Food Drive @ Creighton Prep. Bring canned chicken or tuna to the Commons before school and receive a free doughnut! We are trying to collect 4,000 cans! House cup points awarded.
Friday, November 20: All food drives must be complete by this date. On this date, O. O. students will bring all collected food to a warehouse (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 21: Turkey Drive (8:30 a.m.-2 p.m.) at Creighton Prep's West parking lot, Skutt's parking lot, and GolfTEC's parking lot (114th and Davenport). Please donate a turkey or two! We are trying to collect 800 turkeys! Volunteer spaces will be limited.
Tuesday, December 8: 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. Volunteer spaces will be limited.
Thursday, December 17: Setup day @ Prep 10:45am-4 p.m.. Volunteer spaces will be limited.
Friday, December 18: Packing Day @ the warehouse Prep from 10:45 a.m.-4 p.m. Volunteer spaces will be limited.
Saturday, December 19: Delivery Day
As you may have guessed, Covid has slightly altered our plans for food delivery this year. We are not allowing drop-in volunteers to work inside Prep but delivery will go as usual starting at 9am (continuing until we send all deliveries, usually near 1pm). Those making deliveries do not need to sign up. All delivering are asked to wear a mask and to stay in their cars while we are loading. Info to make a contactless delivery will be on the delivery sheet. We will NOT have a Mass or offer any food for volunteers on delivery day this year. The good news is that we will still be able to deliver food to over 1200 local families thanks to the generosity of so many. If you care to make a donation, please send a check to Prep or donate via our venmo @opertionothers $25 provides food for a family of 4.
Click Here to sign-up for the Operation Others Email List
2020 Delivery Weekend is December 17, 18, and 19(Delivery Day)
Volunteer space will be limited this year. Look for sign-up links coming soon. Weather-related schedule changes will be communicated on the Creighton Prep website and the OO twitter feed @operationothers meet at CREIGHTON Pre.
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.