OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — While stores struggle to keep up with the demand for toilet paper amid the coronavirus pandemic, Outlook Nebraska is providing a website to pre-order toilet paper from their production facility.
Outlook Nebraska is an Omaha-based nonprofit and the largest employer of the blind in the state. They say their facility has the capacity to manage some local shortfalls in toilet paper supply.
“Our tissue products are made by individuals who are blind or have low vision, many of whom would not have employment opportunities outside of Outlook, though they are more than capable,” said Eric Stueckrath, CEO of Outlook Nebraska. “Purchasing from Outlook supports our mission to provide new, meaningful employment opportunities for people affected by vision conditions.”
Their facility produces more than 35 tissue and towel products.
“We recognize there is a need in our community and we have the capability to meet heightened demand. It’s important to us that vulnerable populations are able to have their basic needs met,” Stueckrath said. “We are fortunate to be able to be of help because we recently made investments that increased our production capacity by 40 percent.”
See instructions for ordering below.
People wanting to purchase toilet paper from Outlook Nebraska must pre-order at https://www.outlookne.org/socially-responsible-purchasing. The following pickup times are available at the nonprofit’s headquarters, 4125 s. 72 St., while supplies last.
· March 18 – 2 to 6 p.m.
· March 19 – 2 to 6 p.m.
· March 20 – 2 to 6 p.m.
· March 21 – 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
· Each individual order is limited to five cases per product to prevent excess stockpiling of toilet paper by individual consumers.
· Ordering must be completed online. Cash will not be accepted at Outlook Nebraska.
· Orders will be taken to vehicles; no visitors will be permitted into the building.
· Each person picking up will need to show their order confirmation.
Businesses and distributors can purchase toilet paper by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org or call 402.614.3331 for more information.