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.
As a part of Lincoln Parks and Recreation, “F” Street Community Center is committed to creating a safe, fun, recreation-based environment where children, adults, and senior citizens can come together. They strive to provide services and programs that strengthen family unity, personal growth, health, and community awareness.
Men With Dreams is an all inclusive youth development organization specializing in helping youth of all ages reach their goals and dreams. It was started by two friends, Preston Harris and Brandon McWilliams, who grew up in Lincoln and wanted to make a difference. They wanted to differentiate themselves from the other non-profits in the area in three specific areas: Student-centered programs, youth development programming, and being all-inclusive.
Tabitha Meals on Wheels began in 1967 as the first service of its kind in Lincoln, Nebraska. Today they serve a hot, noon meal to more than 500 clients daily, 365 days per year. Unlike many other Meals on Wheels programs around the country, Tabitha Meals on Wheels continues to say yes to all those needing this lifeline service, regardless of their circumstances or resources, and has not capped program numbers despite a 62 percent growth rate in the last 10 years. Access to proper nutrition is often one of the last factors allowing Seniors and those with disabilities to remain safely at home. Tabitha’s service provides an invaluable face-to-face safety check, as well, for many medically vulnerable individuals who may not see another person all day.