Project Wee Care is held at unoccupied retail space in the Millard Community. The Millard Business Community Foundation partners with and communicates with area businesses, each of the 35 Millard Public schools, and residents in our community to let them know about the growing needs to serve and support students and families in the Millard Public School district.

Because of our Paybac partnership with the Millard Public Schools, the Millard Business Community Foundation is able to advertise and promote Project Wee Care to Millard Public School families. Meetings are held with the school counselors to identify families that are eligible for service and support through Project Wee Care. A Project Wee Care Committee meets regularly to plan the event and coordinate fundraising activities.

In 2016, we had more than 150 volunteers on our distribution day who greeted families and loaded their vehicles with boxes of enough perishable and nonperishable food to carry them through at least a two-week period during the school holiday break. Boxes were filled with food items including: turkeys, hams, packages of ground beef, cheese, bags of potatoes, apples, oranges, canned vegetables and fruit and an assortment of other canned goods, cereal, pasta, peanut butter, jelly, and bread. Packages of toilet paper, boxes of kleenex, toothpaste, toothbrushes, deodorant, combs, bottles of shampoo and many other hygiene items were supplied. All of these items were donated through drives conducted by student organizations and groups in the Millard Public Schools; by Millard business owners at their offices; and by residents and civic organizations in the Millard community.

Please enjoy our photo gallery below to see our volunteers in action and take a virtual tour of our Project Wee Care site - or as we affectionately call it - "the North Pole."

Project Wee Care's impact in 2016

Volunteers unloading bags of potatoes for Project Wee Care distribution day.

Volunteers loading families' vehicles with food and clothing

Bagging fruit in preparation for families' arrival on distribution day.

Preparing perishable food items for Project Wee Care families. This included ground beef, turkey, potatoes, apples, cheese and bread.

Getting ready to distribute hams

School supplies ready to distribute to Millard Public School students.

Laundry detergent is collected through drives conducted at Millard Public Schools and area businesses.

Hats, mittens, scarves and gloves are donated through Millard Public School drives, area businesses and individuals. Each child can choose what he or she needs to stay warm through winter weather in Omaha.

Volunteers carry out family gifts and load them into Project Wee Care family's vehicles on distribution day.

Volunteers wrap gifts in the family store. Children select a gift for each adult member in their household and are able to give it to them during the holidays. All family store items are donated by Millard Business Association members, individuals involved in civic organizations, Millard Public School families and others.

Volunteers carry out family gifts and load them into Project Wee Care family's vehicles on distribution day.

Food boxes ready to load in families' vehicles on distribution day.

Wrapping gifts in the family store

Volunteers wrap gifts in the family store.

Each family receives rolls of toilet paper and bottles of laundry detergent.

Thank you to Xeta Xi Sorority for managing our family store.

Santa ready to visit with children about what they want for Christmas. Each child has the opportunity to tell Santa what he or she wants for Christmas and receive a candy cane. Family photos are taken and given to each Project Wee Care family. Thank you Millard Public Schools Superintendent Jim Sutfin (pictured at far left) for your support and partnership with us!

Millard Public Schools children made artwork to display at our North Pole.

Volunteers ready to assist Project Wee Care families in writing thank you cards to their sponsors.

Millard Public Schools and others donate new and gently used books for Project Wee Care family children to take home.

Volunteers make final preparation of food boxes, which include diapers for families with babies.

Millard Public Schools conduct clothing drives so that Project Wee Care families can take home clothing on distribution day.

Gifts of food and clothing are ready for distribution to families.

Our hat, mitten, glove and scarf distribution area with an enthused volunteer

Waiting for families to arrive

Omaha Mayor Jean Stothert visits our Project Wee Care distribution site.

Thank you Miss Nebraska for stopping by!

Thank you 2016 volunteers!

Elmo was a great help!