Poverty Impact Network is Lincoln’s first dedicated hygiene bank. Their mission is to increase the health and dignity of individuals and families experiencing financial hardship through distribution of essential hygiene and personal care products at no additional cost through direct service organizations in Lincoln-Lancaster county. To date, Poverty Impact Network has distributed over 132,000 hygiene and personal care items through in the Lincoln area.
The Child Advocacy Center which makes a difference by providing a safe, child friendly location for conducting forensic interviews and medical evaluations for abused children in Southeast Nebraska. The mission of Child Advocacy Center is to respond to child abuse through a team approach designed to reduce trauma, seek justice, and provide hope and healing for children and their families.
Float 4 Life and the Joshua Collingsworth Memorial Foundation are making a difference by teaching children and adults about water safety and awareness through early education and life jacket borrowing programs.
The White Cane Foundation serves LPS students through a partnership with The Community Learning Center and gives students confidence through new clothing. The organization gives each child served two new pairs of pants, two new tops, two pairs of socks, two pairs of underwear, a new pair of tennis shoes, and a coat if needed. The foundation started serving one school in 2019 and has gifted over 650 “Bundle of Joy” packages since.
GIRLPowR is dedicated to empowering girls by reducing barriers to their equal participation in formal education, and fostering girls’ self-worth, socioeconomic independence, leadership potential and vocational opportunities.
100s of Women Who Care Lincoln and 100’s of Men Who Care-Lincoln held a joint event at Pinnacle Bank Arena to raise money for a local nonprofit. Pinnacle Bank generously sponsored the event. Chosen to receive funds raised from the event was Foster Care Closet– an organization that supports children throughout their duration in the foster care system by providing quality new or used clothing and other needed items. Associate Director, Tim Balzer informed us they were $16,000 short to purchase items needed to serve kids over the Fall & Winter. What a great surprise to deliver checks totaling over $18,000! Thank you to all who attended and those who could not but sent your donation! We continue to make lasting local impact, 100 dollars at a time.
The Junior League of Lincoln and Center for People in Need are launching Lincoln’s first diaper bank. The diaper bank will collect, store and distribute free diapers to existing agencies such as Community Action Partnership of Lancaster and Saunders Counties. Membership in the diaper bank is limited, but organizers hope to expand to additional agencies next year.
The Bridge Behavioral Health is a professional, nationally-accredited treatment center, specializing in treating alcoholism and drug addiction. Experienced clinicians create effective, customized treatment programs for each individual. The Bridge Behavioral Health provides caring substance abuse, trauma and mental health treatment services. The individuals seeking safe passage from addiction to sober living find it at The Bridge through a variety of support and treatment options including: medically-supervised detoxification, outpatient and residential treatment and a variety of recovery support services.
Stroke camp is a three-day camp for stroke survivors and their caregivers. They participate in arts and crafts, camp songs, good food and company, bonfires, games, fishing, boating, and hiking. The Lincoln area camp takes place in the summer at the Carol Joy Holling Conference and Retreat Center in Ashland, Nebraska. It is sponsored by The Lincoln Stroke Partnership — a collaboration among St. Elizabeth, Bryan Health and Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital.
A faith-inspired organization, Clinic with a Heart serves people who are uninsured and underinsured through a ministry of healthcare. Their volunteers provide free healthcare with hospitality, dignity, and grace. As part of a commitment to their patients, they serve as a gateway to other human service agencies helping them in finding an appropriate healthcare home. Each clinic night is sponsored by a mission team. That team provides the coordination of services and funding. Mission team sponsors include seven different churches, a temple, two hospitals, and one educational institution.