One of the first responsibilities of our newly crowed royalty is donating the books and school supplies to the charity of their choice. The newly crowned Nebraska Jr. Teen Cover Girl, Geri Smieja, decided to donate two boxes of supplies to Lydia's House. Accepting the donation was Vicki Gregorio, the director for the facility. Lydia’s House (http://lydiashouse.org/) in Omaha is associated with the Open Door Mission (http://www.opendoormission.org/). Their mission is: “Lydia’s House works in faith to end domestic violence by being a place of healing and a voice of hope for abused women and their children.”
While talking to Vicki and mentioning that these were school supplies, she was very excited and grateful and stated that they often receive numerous school supplies at the beginning of the school year, but most of the children that are staying there attend summer school as well and the supplies will be put to use within the next month.