United Way News

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 »

Community Impact Forum: Building Partnerships for Greater Impact

January 31, 2017  //  United Way

Join United Way and community leaders to learn about performance-based social change and maximizing our community investments from expert, Mark Friedman. This event will feature expert Mark Friedman discussing the needs for accountability and performance measures as it relates to social change. There are many wonderful causes to support in Lincoln, but how do we… Read the Full Story »

Holiday food and gift donation programs

November 28, 2016  //  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 •         Toy Room – parents may shop for one toy per child… Read the Full Story »

Make a difference in someones life by supporting small business

November 22, 2016  //  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 26th, the following participating business will be donating a portion of their sales to United Way & Community Health Charities:

Volunteer: Season of Service

November 7, 2016  //  United Way

Food. Gifts. Family. Friends. These are important parts to holiday celebrations. Unfortunately, there are many families in Lincoln who face the holiday season without one or several of these. How can you get involved? United Way of Lincoln and Lancaster County is partnering once again with local agencies serving those in need by offering the… Read the Full Story »

2017-2018 Funding Cycle

October 18, 2016  //  United Way

United Way of Lincoln and Lancaster County and the City/County Joint Budget Committee is no longer accepting Letters of Intent from programs wishing to apply for 2017-2018 funding. Letters of Intent were accepted until 5:00 p.m. on Friday, December 2, 2016. Please contact Emily Wesseln at ewesseln@unitedwaylincoln.org or 402.441.7774 for information.