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City Serve is about ONE church working together for the good of ONE city. Thousands of volunteers unleashing over 10,000 hours of unprecedented compassion in partnership with local schools, city parks, food banks, blood banks, children’s hospitals, children’s homes, homes for seniors, homeless centers, first responders, juvenile centers and so much more!  City Serve isn’t an event, but a movement of people who declare in word and action, “We love OUR city,” and are committed to seeing it flourish.  Register today for a project! It’s totally free and there’s a t-shirt included (limited sizes still available). Keep reading for project details and to get registered.

September 18 - 25

Saturday, September 18

American Red Cross Blood Drive (FULL)
8 AM – 2 PM
(Indoors, Ages 16+, Easy to Moderate, King of Kings Church)

We will be hosting a blood drive in partnership with the American Red Cross. The Red Cross strongly urges healthy, eligible individuals who are feeling well to give blood to help maintain a sufficient blood supply and prevent shortages. This blood drive follows all necessary public safety precautions.

Restoring Dignity Collection Site (unlimited)
10 AM – 1 PM
(Easy, All ages, King of Kings Church)

We will be collecting household items, bedding and (new) mattresses for Restoring Dignity Omaha.  This is an organization dedicated to helping refugee families whom have been resettled in Omaha living in sub-standard conditions.

Please see this link for guidance on what is needed.

Sunday, September 19

Patty’s Pantry (FULL)
12:30 PM – 4:30 PM
(Indoors, Ages 4+, Easy, King of Kings Church)

Assemble backpack meals for children in Omaha Public Schools. These meals are provided to children to assure that they have food during the weekend. 

Omaha City Park (25 volunteer) (FULL)
1 PM – 4 PM
(Indoors, Ages 4+, Easy to moderate)

Pick up trash, landscaping and other projects as assigned in a city park.

Restoring Dignity Collection Site (unlimited)
8 AM – 1 PM
(Easy, All ages, King of Kings Church)

We will be collecting household items, bedding and (new) mattresses for Restoring Dignity Omaha.  This is an organization dedicated to helping refugee families whom have been resettled in Omaha living in sub-standard conditions.

Please see this link for guidance on what is needed.

Restoring Dignity Warehouse (20 people)
1:30 PM – 3:30PM
(Easy to hard depending on items being unloaded, Ages 10+, Restoring Dignity Warehouse, 1205 S. 50th Street)

We will be unloading and sorting the collected items at the Restoring Dignity warehouse.  Please meet at 1:30PM at the warehouse.

Tuesday, September 21

Open Door Mission (25 volunteers not including staff)
9 AM – 4 PM
(Indoors, Ages 10+, Easy to moderate, Open Door Mission, 2828 N. 23rd Street East)

Join the King of Kings staff as we spend the day serving at Open Door Mission. We will be working in the Timberlake Outreach Center, the dining room, as well as other projects.

Wednesday, September 22

Disney Elementary
12:30 PM – 2 PM
(Indoors ages 14+ and Outdoors ages 5+, Easy to moderate, Disney Elementary School, 5717 S. 112th Street)

Project 1: Team up with students at Disney Elementary School to clean up their grounds and do minor landscaping projects at their school. (20 volunteers)

Project 2: Volunteer with students in the classroom as they complete art projects (20 volunteers)

Thursday, Sept. 23

Florence Home Healthcare (15 volunteers)
10 AM – Noon
(Indoors, Ages 14+, Easy, Florence Home Healthcare, 7915 N. 30th Street)
Join the Florence Home staff in creating a carnival experience for their residents.

Saturday, Sept. 25

Abide (No limit on volunteers)
10AM-1:30PM
(Indoors and outdoors, Ages 5+, Easy to moderate, Abide 3223 N. 45th Street)
We will be assisting with food distribution, as well as other various campus projects. King of Kings participants will also receive a tour of the dining hall that is being funded by a portion of our land tithe money and hear details regarding the project. 

Serving at home

Hygiene Kits for local schools (FULL)
Assemble hygiene kits for local schools. You can register for the number of kits that you would like to assemble and we will provide the bags and the list of items that will go inside of the bags. Simply purchase the items, fill the bags and return them to us.
  • Highly Recommend Items:
    • Toothpaste
    • Fold-up tooth brush
    • Soap
    • Deodorant
  • Other Recommended Items:
    • Shampoo
    • Conditioner
    • Comb
    • Dental Floss
    • Mouthwash
    • Small First Aid Kit
    • Hand Sanitizer
    • Lotion
    • Chapstick
    • Hair bands
    • Feminine Products

*Please purchase unscented items to avoid allergens.

You do not need to purchase all of the items on this list, it’s just meant to help guide you in types of products to purchase. However, we do recommend that you fill the bags as much as possible.

Food drive for Abide
Host a neighborhood food drive during City Serve Week. Simply let us know how many grocery bags you need and we will provide bags and fliers for you to distribute in your neighborhood. You will leave a grocery bag and flier at the door of your neighbors and pick them up full a few days later. These groceries will be going to Abide for their monthly neighborhood food distribution. All groceries collected during this time will be distributed on October 9.  Please return the food to King of Kings by September 30.
All In!
Join King of Kings as we support different organizations in our community for a three-week generosity series. Consider donating $20.21 to support local ministry partners; Abide, Open Door Mission, Disney Elementary School, Assure Women’s Center, Youth for Christ, and many more! 
Open Door Mission
Support the Open Door Mission from your home by simply purchasing items from their Amazon wish list.  You can check it out here.  
King of Kings is covering the cost of projects and t-shirts, so City Serve is absolutely free! Registration is still required.
Registration for the project of choice can be completed online. Click here to get started. Register by Tuesday, September 7 to guarantee a t-shirt. You can still join in on the fun after that time but a t-shirt will not be guaranteed. Registrations for some projects are limited and available on a first come, first serve basis. 
You can pick up your t-shirt at the front receptionist office Monday-Thursday, 8 AM-5 PM or on Sundays in the Next Steps Room.

Our 2021 City Serve Partners

Abide’s mission is to revitalize the inner city, one lighthouse at a time. They provide a holistic approach that focuses on developing stronger families, safer neighborhoods, and emerging leaders. Abide believes that stability brings safety and they connect and stabilize neighborhoods, making our community safer. Abide believes that success starts at home and they inspire hope and bring healing by equipping children, youth and families. And everyone has influence. They are investing in leaders to see our community transformed from the inside out. 
The American Red Cross prevents and alleviates human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors. The American Red Cross, through its strong network of volunteers, donors and partners, is always there in times of need. We aspire to turn compassion into action so that, all people affected by disaster across the country and around the world receive care, shelter and hope; our communities are ready and prepared for disasters; everyone in our country has access to safe, lifesaving blood and blood products; all members of our armed services and their families find support and comfort whenever needed; and in an emergency, there are always trained individuals nearby, ready to use their Red Cross skills to save lives.
Disney Elementary is in the Millard Public School District and is a partner school of King of Kings. They have 380 students, 65 staff and three classrooms per grade. Their school is the home to Core Academy classes for MPS and also hosts an English as a Second Language program. 
At Midwest Geriatrics and its affiliates, their mission is to inspire the individuals they serve to live life to the fullest as they age. Their two most important resources in fulfilling their mission are their staff and their residents. To serve both, all employees are committed to dignified service to others demonstrated by respect and vision in order to achieve excellence. Doing so requires incorporating specific behaviors into every encounter, every day…core values that describe specific expectations based on their mission.
The mission of the Parks, Recreation and Pubic Property Department is to provide and maintain a comprehensive park system, manage public property, and offer opportunities for the citizens and visitors of the Omaha community. They encourage a healthy and positive lifestyle that is essential to a supreme quality of life. 
The Open Door Mission is a Gospel Rescue Mission that meet the need of individuals and families while inspiring hope for lasting change. Their vision is to break the cycle of homelessness and poverty in our city 
Patty’s Pantry assembles and delivers backpack meals to schools across the Omaha Public School district. The children who receive the backpack meals are dependent on the schools for the majority of their meals during the week. The backpack meals provide them with assurance that they will have food at home on the weekends.
Restoring Dignity is composed of passionate and dedicated humans who are committed to bringing lasting change and hope to local refugees. We are a 501(c)3 non-profit located in Omaha, Nebraska, who actively advocate for the human dignity of our refugee population by providing critical resources that both relieve suffering and enable resettled families to thrive in their new environments. To date, Restoring Dignity has served hundreds of refugees in the Omaha, Nebraska area, by providing them with much-needed household items and supplies. Our specialty is bringing the community of Omaha together to serve the needs of the many refugee families who now call Omaha home.