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Generous Holiday Heroes Make The Season Merry for Youth in Foster Care

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The holidays can be an unsure time for children and youth involved in the child welfare, juvenile justice system or living away from their family. They may wonder if they will receive any gifts or be able to celebrate the season. Foster homes and extended family homes provide these children, youth, and adults with safety, love, and support, but providing extras such as gifts during the holidays can be challenging for some families.

This year, children and youth served by KVC Nebraska enjoyed a happy holiday season because of generous donors, or Holiday Heroes. These individuals and organizations donated gifts to over 330 Nebraska children and teens in foster care, extended family homes and youth receiving in-home services who live in Lincoln, Omaha, and surrounding areas. The incredible heroes donated money, clothing, toys, games, gift cards and more to make the holidays special for these youth and the families caring for them.

Thank you to these individuals and organizations: 

  • Kathy Austin
  • Terra Klemke
  • Amy Glock
  • Maggie & Kate Dworak
  • Lauren & Kevin Parks
  • Cassandra Dittmer & Family
  • Andrea Mausbach
  • Miek & Tami Kohrell
  • Ashley Hein & Family
  • Tiffany Bolter
  • Gene & Kristi Svec
  • Erin Wishon
  • Mary Ellen Hurley
  • Helping Others Together
  • Teresa Holmes
  • Kathy Huslig
  • Charles & Jody Anderson
  • Paula Pillen

Holiday Heroes Toys for TotsToys for Tots

Thank you to the generous donors to the Toys for Tots program who provided many gifts for children and youth in foster care.


Holiday Heroes Select Van and StorageSelect Van & Storage

Matt Schaefer and his team have supported the Holiday Hero program for four years by donating trucks and team members to distribute gifts in Lincoln and Omaha.

Thank you to all of our 2017 Holiday Heroes!


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Get involved! If you would like to partner with KVC Nebraska, learn more about becoming a foster or adoptive parent, help people with disabilities by becoming an Extended Family Home, make a donation or volunteer.

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