Restoring Dignity Mini Project May 2013

Restoring Dignity “Mini” Project May 2013

Restoring Dignity received an email from Omaha refugee caseworker, Claire, regarding two young blind men, who are refugees from Burma. Having just graduated from the Nebraska Center for the Blind in Lincoln, they rented a small apartment in central Omaha. However, after putting down deposits on the apartment, water, and electric utilities, they did not have enough funds to purchase basic needed items. Using previously donated items, Restoring Dignity was able to provide these two young Karenni blind men with several basic items. Thanks to your generosity and support, the following items were able to be given to them: plates, cups, bowls, silverware and container, full size towels, hand towels, bath towels, kitchen towels, pots, pans, cutting board, stirring spoons, cleaning supplies, placemats, sheets, blankets, two pillows, pillow cases, two shower curtains, and tupperware.

Items Needed

Items still needed are: one microwave, two beds with frames, two dressers, hangers, one end table to put their CD players, one bath rug, larger kitchen table (for when their friends come over), one couch (smaller, as their apartment is in the basement, and it is difficult to get large furniture in), TV with DVD player, sink stopper (for washing dishes), dish rack (for drying dishes), artwork that is textured that they can touch; also, they read English Braille.

Donations & Contact Information

If you are interested in donating any of the needed items, please contact Hannah at: or via phone/text: (402) 305-8139. If you would like to drop off any items, their address can be provided to you. In addition, items can be left on the porch at: 3505 Hawthorne Avenue, Omaha, NE, 68131.

Before, After, and Current Pictures:

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