Let's help our newest Nebraska neighbors find HOPE IN THE GOOD LIFE

Since last December, Catholic Social Services of Southern Nebraska has not had refugees allocated to be placed in the Lincoln community. Now, we are excited to announce that we're welcoming refugees to Lincoln once again! Our first family arrived on August 25th and thanks to your response, settled into a welcoming home. Thank you! Another large family will arrive soon, with more to follow, and we need YOUR HELP to prepare their new homes. With the lull in arrivals since December, we are running low on the basic supplies needed to make their transition as comfortable as possible.  Please bring your donations to our Lincoln offices (2241 O St) during our normal office hours (Mon-Thurs 9 AM-Noon, 1-4 PM & Fri 9 AM-Noon)  If you cannot drop your donations off during those hours, please click here for our contact form to make other arrangements.

New items needed:

  • 4 alarm clocks
  • 2 brooms
  • 2 cutting boards
  • 2 dish towel/oven mitt sets
  • 20 fork, knife, spoon sets
  • 5 double sheet sets and blankets
  • 2 knife sets
  • 2 mops
  • 20 pillows with pillowcases
  • 2 queen sheet sets and blankets
  • 4 shower sets (curtain, rings, & rod)
  • 20 towels
  • 2 Tupperware sets
  • 6 wastebaskets with trash bags (2 kitchen & 4 bathroom size)

New or gently used items needed:

  • Baking dish, frying pans (pots and pans) for 2 families
  • 2 can openers
  • 5 laundry baskets
  • Clothes hangers
  • 20 drinking glasses
  • 2 sets of kitchen utensils (such as a spatula, wooden spoon, knife, serving utensils, etc.)
  • Mixing/serving bowls
  • 10-15 soup bowls


You can shop for these items via our Amazon Smile Wish List!

If you prefer to make a monetary donation to help our refugee families, you can do so by clicking the button below.

Choose "Refugee Resettlement Services" as your specific designation.

CSS volunteers play a vital role in welcoming refugees to our community and ensuring that they are integrated into their new home here in Nebraska. Join us! Take the first step by filling out our short volunteer application (choose any of the options in the "Refugee Program" category).

THANK YOU for helping us bring HOPE IN THE GOOD LIFE to our newest neighbors!