The Inclusive Life Center is connected to our community in many ways. First and foremost we engage, support, and network with other providers who serve all without exception, regardless of someones religious beliefs or non-beliefs, sexual orientation, or gender identity. We know it takes a village, and that we are better together. Below are some of our main programs that help others! There ARE opportunities to help volunteer, provide supplies, donate funds for supplies, and help spread the word! See our Donation Button on the top right corner!
Black and Pink
Black & Pink is an open family of LGBTQ prisoners and “free world” allies who support each other. Our work toward the abolition of the prison industrial complex is rooted in the experience of currently and formerly incarcerated people. We are outraged by the specific violence of the prison industrial complex against LGBTQ people, and respond through advocacy, education, direct service, and organizing. TO LEARN MORE about Black and Pink CLICK HERE
Chaplain Royal is approved to do pastoral visits at the Douglas County Correctional Center, The Nebraska Department of Correctional Services, and in Pottawattamie County Iowa.
Blessing Bags-Clothing Drive
In 2014, we held our 1st blessing bag day. In 2016, for the first time, we added a clothing drive to support the Siena Francis House Shelter. Our 2018 blessing bag day was a huge success. Thank you to the Big Omaha Bears! and Top 2 Bottom Renovations!
We hold a clothing drive twice a year, once in the winter, and once in the spring. This year, our Fall 2018 Clothing and Shoe Drive is SATURDAY 12/1/2018 at the Inclusive Life Center 96th and J. We are collected clean used clothing, and shoes: adults, youth, men, women, unisex. They need it all!!! Help can’t wait. Can you please bring us 5-10 items of clean clothing or shoes from your home that you don’t need. Someone in need sure could use it right now! PLEASE 🙂
CLOTHING DROP OFF DATES/TIMES
SATURDAY December 1st, 2018 10:00am-1:00pm
Inclusive Life Chapel
4501 S 96th Street
Omaha, NE 68127
Since 2012 we have produced TDoR Omaha. The planning group works with local groups, and members of the LGBTQ+ community and our allies! It is more than just a vigil, it may include support for some, and it may also be called a rally by others. It is designed to be many things to many people. TDoR is held on the 20th of each November across the globe to pay respects of the Transgender lives taken because of Trans phobia. In Omaha, we also celebrate our history, and our community, and the work that is yet before us too!
Please join us! Tuesday, November 20th 2018, First Unitarian Church of Omaha. Doors open at 6:00pm, program begins at 6:30pm. Dessert reception to follow.
For details and downloadable and printable flyer please visit www.tdoromaha.com
2018 will be the 5th year that we have hosted a family style dinner. We host an Easter Meal and a Thanksgiving Meal each year. Our Thanksgiving meal for 2018 will be on Wednesday, November 21st. We will bring together donations of food, money, and time to produce a dinner that will feed those in need, family style. There are opportunities to help with food donations, costs of supplies, preparing and serving food.
Kiva International Loans
Inclusive Life Center is not part of a large denomination, nor do we have a congregation that supports important mission work. AND we do believe that we can play a small part in helping others thousands of miles away, alongside thousands of others.
These micro loans are one of the most powerful and sustainable ways to create economic and social good, it creates a partnership of mutual dignity and makes it easy to touch more lives with the same dollar. As of 2/5/2018 we have lent over $1,200 to Kiva recipients.
TO DONATE TO THIS FUND visit: CLICK HERE be sure to include a note for us to ear mark this for our Kiva account.
Inclusive Life Center is pleased to be a Donors Choose participant, a program that connects donors directly with a need at a local public school, created by a teacher for their classroom.
These projects often receive matching grant money from the Bill and Malinda Gates foundation, making the donation really go a long way. It takes a village, and our local teachers need our help now, for the sake of the children who simply may mot have the same access to resources as children in other parts of the city. As of 2/15/2017 we have shared $100 with Donors Choice.
TO DONATE TO THIS FUND visit: CLICK HERE be sure to include a note for us to ear mark this for our Donors Choose account.
YES Youth Meals
Once each month we prepare OR purchase a meal that is dropped off at YES (Youth Emergency Services) that feeds area homeless youth. We provide food for around 75 youth. Opportunities exist to help prepare food, deliver food, and costs for supplies.
Weekly Boxed Lunches
Each week we gather at the Inclusive Life Center to create boxed lunches that we then deliver to the downtown area and hand out to those in need. Although we certainly will provide a meal to anyone in need, our focus is on youth and families. Opportunities exist to donate needed food items (sometimes specific), creating the meals, delivering and handing out the meals. Currently this is being done each Sunday at 3:30pm. We begin our summer service on July 1st, 2018 (note: unless we are able to assemble a team, July 15th we will not meet to do lunches.)
In 1996, Royal began sharing Spirit Awards in the community. Given to those who make a difference by what they do, in helping make this a better world. In 2016 The Inclusive Life Center began sharing Spirit Awards, again, to say thank you to those “others” who are unsung hero’s making this a better world.