The Salvation Army/KETV 7 Can Help Kids Back to School Backpack Program Drop Off Locations

The Salvation Army
Lied Renaissance Center
3612 Cuming St., Omaha

Any Methodist Clinic
or Hospital Location

8303 Dodge St., Omaha
707 N 190th Plz, Omaha
717 N 190th Plz, Omaha
16120 W Dodge, Omaha
10710 Fort St, Omaha
10060 Regency Cir, Omaha
8901 W Dodge Rd, Omaha
17675 Welch Plz, Omaha
5908 S 142nd St., Omaha
101 E Centennial Rd, Papillion
3353 L St., Omaha
1001 Risen Son Blvd, Council Bluffs
933 E Pierce St., Council Bluffs

Participating McDonald's Locations
1751 Madison Ave., Council Bluffs
1607 W Broadway, Council Bluffs
610 30th Ave, Manawa
1608 Galvin Rd S, Bellevue
10777 Q St., Omaha
4404 N 30th St., Omaha
8003 S 84th St., La Vista
18320 Wright St., Omaha
14449 W Center Rd, Omaha
929 E Washington St, Blair
12850 L St., Omaha
8525 S 71st Plz, Papillion
177805 Welsh Plz, Omaha
2410 Cuming St., Omaha
9505 S 144th St., Omaha
7400 N 30th St., Omaha
9009 Military Rd, Omaha
7717 Dodge Rd, Omaha
3404 N 108th St., Omaha
2340 N 72nd St., Omaha
11330 W Dodge Rd, Omaha
14363 S Highway 31, Gretna
3805 N 132nd St., Omaha
4635 N 72nd St., Omaha
3575 N 168th Ct., Omaha
122 S 40th St., Omaha
1410 S Washington St., Papillion
13708 Q St., Omaha
3606 S 84th St., Omaha
3609 Summit Plaza Dr., Bellevue
3909 S 42nd St., Omaha
10201 S 21st St., Bellevue
2760 S 13th St., Omaha
435 E 23rd St., Fremont
100 Willow Rd, Missouri Valley

Kaplan University
5425 N 103rd St., Omaha

Bounce University
11142 Q St., Omaha

Bellevue Senior Center
109 W 22nd Ave., Bellevue

Camelot Senior Center
9270 Cady St., Omaha

Corrigan Senior Center
3819 X St., Omaha

Florence Senior Center
2920 Bondesson St., Omaha

Montclair/Millard Senior Center
2304 S. 134th Ave., Omaha

Omaha Hair Choice
4217 S 120th St., Omaha

1926 S 67th St., Omaha

Classic Pool and Spa
4213 S 120th St., Omaha

Sapp Brothers
14705 Cornhusker Rd #2, Omaha

Peck Law Firm
212 S 74th St #100, Omaha

Rockbrook United Methodist Church
9855 W Center Rd, Omaha



The Salvation Army turned the switch on the Tree of Lights on November 8, marking the beginning of its holiday campaign.  Salvation Army officials and campaign leaders were present for the ceremony at the Tree of Lights located on the northeast corner of 90th & Dodge Street.  Honorary Chairman Paul Hogan announced the fund-raising goal.  Ebenezer Scrooge and Jacob Marley from the cast of Omaha Community Playhouse’s “A Christmas Carol” flipped the switch to illuminate the 75’ tree and a special Omaha Salvation Army 125th Anniversary display.  An estimated 500 people attended the ceremony.

This year, the Tree of Lights goal is $3,000,000.  Proceeds are used to support more than 20 social service programs.  Every dollar donated to the campaign stays in the community. More than $3 million was raised last year.

Alex Hoffman and John Oakey, Anchors KETV NewsWatch 7 First News, served as emcees. Santa and and his reindeer made a special appearance along with mascots from the Omaha Stormchasers, Kraft and The Salvation Army Kroc Center.  Latin Rock Band Marcos & Sabor and The Salvation Army Brass Ensemble performed holiday music.

Hundreds of bell ringers are now accepting donations at more than 230 kettle sites in the metropolitan area through December 24.  Volunteers are needed.  Call 402-898-6000 or register online at

The money collected during the six week campaign supports The Salvation Army programs and services throughout the year which include food pantries, housing, utility assistance, behavioral health services, education and recreation and opportunities for youth and seniors and disaster services. All money raised through the Red Kettle Drive stays in the community to support the Army’s year round programs.

The Salvation Army extends a special thanks to American National Bank for providing a home for the Tree of Lights.  The Army also thanks sponsors who made the Tree of Lights possible: Iron Workers Local 21-Omaha, Brite Ideas Decorating, Duke Aerial Equipment, Moen Steel Erection Inc., Patriot Crane & Rigging, Kiewit Building Group, Andersen Electric Company, Cargo Zone LLC, AIT Worldwide Logistics, Batten Trailer Leasing and the Omaha Police Department.