United Way News

Community Match Challenge

March 1, 2018  //  United Way

Your community needs you. United Way partners with dozens of agencies in our city to tackle the most pressing problems facing our fellow citizens. And these agencies depend on the United Way/Community Health Charities campaign for critical funds. Therefore, they depend on you. As we near the end of another campaign, we must ask for… Read the Full Story »

Make a difference in someone’s life by supporting small business

November 8, 2017  //  United Way

Help support United Way and Community Health Charities by supporting the businesses who are helping to build a better community. Starting on Small Business Saturday, November 25th, the following participating businesses will be donating a portion of their sales to United Way & Community Health Charities: Participating restaurant locations: Participating on November 30th Participating on… Read the Full Story »

2018-2020 Funding Cycle

November 6, 2017  //  United Way

United Way of Lincoln and Lancaster County and the City/County Joint Budget Committees’ Letter of Intent process is now closed. The application process will open on January 22, 2018. Please contact Maggie Montoya at mmontoya@unitedwaylincoln.org or 402.441.7774 with any questions.    

Hope Follows Open Hearts: Homelessness in Lincoln

October 20, 2017  //  United Way

In 2012, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s Center on Children, Families, and the Law found a staggering 125 homeless persons to be without any form of shelter or aid in Lincoln alone. Today? The number of chronically unsheltered homeless has been reduced to just 32. On a national scale, between 2010 and 2016 the number of… Read the Full Story »

Holiday food and gift donation programs

October 17, 2017  //  United Way

The following local sites are offering food and gift donation programs: Many places require pre-registration as well as proof of income eligibility. Please call the specific agency for more information. Catholic Social Services 2241 O St 402-474-1600 Services: •         Food baskets for families/individuals •         St. Nicholas Toy Shoppe – parents may shop for one toy… Read the Full Story »

Meeting their potential

September 27, 2017  //  United Way

Development doesn’t begin and end at school. It’s not a light switch – learning is a continuum that extends far beyond the school bus seat. In that way, every aspect of the home, and every moment spent in it, is crucial in seeing each child’s mind expand and develop to its fullest potential. But how… Read the Full Story »

Kicking off the 2017 United Way/CHC Campaign

September 21, 2017  //  United Way

Lora arrived at Fresh Start Home with nothing but “the gift of desperation” and some clothing. Three years later, this recovering and sober alcoholic and drug abuser is no longer homeless, has a job and most importantly, has her three children back in her life. Lora’s tear-filled success story drew a standing ovation from the… Read the Full Story »

Summer enrichment

May 25, 2017  //  United Way

Look out world! There’s a new engineering partnership that could radically alter our lives. Or at least it will alter the lives of the aspiring engineers. They’re two 10-year-old boys. The pair participated in a 2016 summer enrichment program focusing on STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, math). After designing, testing, modifying, and perfecting a wind-powered… Read the Full Story »

The realities of poverty

April 14, 2017  //  United Way

The notion of poverty is all too easy to disregard in one’s mind as, “not my problem.” Indeed, for those of us lucky enough to be reading this in the comfort of our warm homes or at the office it can be difficult to imagine what impoverished individuals go through every day. However, ponder this… Read the Full Story »

Middle school and high school success

March 10, 2017  //  United Way

Moving the tassel from the right to the left is more than just a symbolic gesture. For students unable to perform this acclaimed tradition, it can mean making an average of $707,400 less in their lifetime and are 27 percent higher likelihood of living in poverty. The Lincoln Board of Education has set the goal… Read the Full Story »