Note: this project ended at our Spring Meeting in March. Thank you to everyone who donated baskets and items for families!
The Democratic Party strongly stands against Pres. Trump’s Executive Order where he is turning his back on refugees and immigrants coming to our country to protect their families. Nebraska welcomes more refugees than other state on a per capita basis. In rural and urban communities, refugees and immigrants make up the very fabric of small towns and big cities across Nebraska. To respond to Pres. Trump’s wrong-headed Executive Order (which of course excludes countries he has business ties to), the party is asking Nebraskans across the state to gather with your friends and make a Welcome Basket.
You can donate funds, buy items from the wish list or make your own basket and drop it off to us!
We list drop-off locations below (and if you can serve as a drop-off center email [email protected]).
We are collecting baskets now! So please take a look at the items below, fill up a basket and drop it off to a location listed below. We encourage you to include a hand-written note welcoming the new family to our great state.
Suggested Items for Welcome Baskets
Tableware (fork, knife, spoon)
Dishes (plate, bowl, cup / this is a key item to make a house a home)
Pots and pans: at least one sauce pan, one frying pan, one baking dish
Kitchen utensils (spatula, wooden spoon, knife, serving utensils, etc.)
Linens and other household supplies
Towel and wash cloth
Sheets and blankets
Pillows and pillowcases
Paper, pens and/or pencils
Baby items (diapers, bottles)
Sponges or cleaning rags and/or paper towels
Mop or broom
Personal hygiene items as appropriate
Drop-Off Locations (project ended at our Spring Meeting in March, thank you!!)
Nebraska Democratic Party
201 North 8th Street, #201, Lincoln (open Mon-Fri, 10am-6pm)
2630 N 27th St, Lincoln (open Mon-Fri, 8am-5pm)
Heath Mello for Mayor Offices
4060 Vinton St., Omaha (open Mon-Sat, noon-7pm)
11722 W. Dodge Rd., Omaha (open Mon-Sat, noon-7pm)
*On the frontage road near Jerico’s
2520 N 24th St., Omaha (open Mon-Sat, noon-7pm)
Beatrice (supporters home)
418 N 7th street, Beatrice (during the week, drop off after 5pm, no later than 8pm please)