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



Donations to The Salvation Army's Tree of Lights campaign remains behind last year's rate of contributions. As of January 8, the campaign has raised $2,525,703 which is 85% percent of the $3 million goal.  This is 10% behind the 2012 campaign.

The Salvation Army served approximately 170,000 people in Omaha in 2013.  More than 20 social service programs depend on the success of the holiday campaign.  If the goal is not met, difficult program cuts will be under consideration.

"In tears, she keep hugging and thanking me for the toys for her children.  As she shared, I learned that she had lost everything, including an adult family member in a house fire.  While she had received assistance following the tragedy, she would not be able to provide Christmas for her children.  Without The Salvation Army she said, her children would not only be without a loved one this year, but also have no gifts to open.  She is only one of many who have voiced similar sentiments.   All year round, we hear people say "I don't know what I would do without The Salvation Army" as they receive assistance from food to mental health counseling to housing.  We are seeing more people who have not had to ask for help in the past, it's hard for them but they always comment on the caring staff and help received.   Without adequate funding, these services, which are a lifeline to so many people, will need to be cut," said Linda Burkle, Ph.D, divisional director of social services.

There is still time to support the Tree of Lights Campaign through January. 

100% of the donations stay in the Omaha community.  To help, you can donate in various ways:

·                           Online at

·                           Text OMAHA to 80888 (message and data rates apply)

·                           Mail to: The Salvation Army, Tree of Lights Campaign, 10755 Burt Street, Omaha NE 68114