Holiday Gift Drive

Every year, as winter approaches, our kids begin to believe again — in the magic of the holidays. With the kids' input, we provide businesses, churches, even individuals with those wishes in mid-November to guide them in selecting presents for the kids. Then, after collecting the gifts at their businesses and other organizations, these volunteers arrange to deliver the items they’ve gathered the first few weeks of December. Your generosity brings smiles to a lot of young faces — and joy to many hearts.




If you're organizing a gift drive for the children at CEDARS this holiday season, please contact Tina at 402-904-3261 prior to the event. Thank you—you put a special sparkle into the holidays for our children.

A few items we know the kids will need this year include:

  • 5 Pt convertible car seats
  • High back booster seats
  • Toys for children ages 0-3
  • Pre-school dress up costumes
  • Baby items: baby blankets, bath, bath products/sets, diaper cream
  • Remote control cars/trucks
  • Lego sets
  • Men’s clothing size large and socks & underwear (all adult sizes)
  • Nail & make-up sets
  • Hair products, flat-Iron, hair dryer, hair accessories
  • Portable speakers/docking station
  • Phone chargers for iPhones and Androids
  • Activity tracker
  • Earbuds
  • Medium size duffle bags
  • Low cut men's black socks 
  • Instant Pot 6 quart
  • Reusable water bottles
  • $25 Gift card to Wal-Mart, Target, Amazon or any gas station
  • $20 to SuperSaver
  • Bath & Body Works sets
  • Axe products for teens
  • New bedding (twin and toddler sizes)
  • Bath towel sets
  • Gift cards for families to have fun together (bowling, movie theatres, laser tag, University of Nebraska State Museum and Planetarium, Children’s Museum, Children’s Zoo, Miniature Golf, Ice Skating, Urban Air, Lost in Fun, Defy Gravity)

To coordinate any donations, please contact Tina at 402-904-3261. Thank you!

If you live in the Lincoln, Nebraska area...

Red ornaments listing a child's age and a specific wish are available at the following locations. Please return the items unwrapped by the dates listed to these locations. If you miss a drop off deadline, gifts may be brought to CEDARS at 6601 Pioneers Blvd. Thank you for making a difference in the life of a child.

  • Blush Bridal Boutique

    Ornaments are now available.

  • CIP - Stone Ridge Estates

    Ornaments are now available.

  • Comfort Family Chiropractic

    1600 S 70th Street Suite 201. Ornaments are now available.

  • Farrell's Extreme Bodyshaping

    4400 Lucile Dr. Ornaments will be available starting November 29th.

  • Gary Thompson Agency

    Lincoln Office located at 76th and Pioneers; Waverly Office at 10440 N 140th (inside the Horizon Bank). Ornaments are now available.

  • Gateway Mall

    Ornaments will be available starting November 16, located in the center court near Scooter's.

  • Gerit Schell State Farm

    4435 O Street, Ste 110. Ornaments are now available.

  • Hohl Orthodontics

    5700 Thompson Creek Blvd.

  • Liberty Property Management Company

    Somerset Apartments. Ornaments are now available.

  • Miller Time Pub

    333 S 13th Street in the Marriott Cornhusker Hotel. Ornaments are now available.

  • NE Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine

    575 S 70th St #200, at the front desk. Ornaments will be available starting November 18th.

  • Spine & Sports Chiropractic

    4130 Pioneer Wood Dr #3. Ornaments will be available starting November 18th.

  • Union Bank & Trust

    4243 Pioneer Woods (on 70th); 84th & Lexington; 6801 O Street; 6801 S 27th Street (near Pinelake). Ornaments will be available starting November 29th.

  • Wilderness Ridge Golf Club

    Ornaments are now available.