Recent News

Law Enforcement and Schools Address Childhood Poverty and Neglect in Our Community

December 10, 2018  //  United Way

Lincoln and Lancaster County are not immune to childhood poverty and neglect issues. While our city’s unemployment rate is lower than nearly any other place in the country, employment as a baseline doesn’t necessarily keep one’s family out of poverty. In fact, more than half of Lincoln’s impoverished adults are employed. That number affects not… Read the Full Story »

Holiday food and gift donation programs

October 30, 2018  //  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. BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS OF LINCOLN/LANCASTER COUNTY 855 S. 8th Street 402-477-4133 Services: •        Volunteers needed for gift wrapping and food distribution CEDARS YOUTH SERVICES… Read the Full Story »

On your mark, get set, go…toward a $7 million goal

September 20, 2018  //  United Way

LINCOLN, NEBR—Sponsored by Ameritas, the September kickoff breakfast of the United Way of Lincoln and Lancaster County/Community Health Charities year-long campaign to raise $7 million for 64 community agencies had all the earmarks of a marathon—sprinters who shot out of the starting gate and countless others who will work hard for a big finish. “We… Read the Full Story »

800 Wing-Eaters Support United Way

July 23, 2018  //  United Way

If there were ever doubts about how much folks around here like wings, it was easily put to rest on Saturday June 30 when Lincoln’s Railyard filled with happy wing-eaters, there to support United Way of Lincoln and Lancaster County. With wet wipes at the ready, nearly 800 ticket holders donned lanyards that gave them… Read the Full Story »

It Takes a Community to Raise a City

July 17, 2018  //  United Way

Lancaster County’s rate of child abuse and neglect investigations varies from year to year. Overall: the outlook is positive. Per capita rates of incidents of reported neglect have decreased by 17% since the rates hit highs in 2011,  while efforts, outreach and visibility on the issue have dramatically improved. How can we continue making strides?… Read the Full Story »

United Way supports 64 agencies/150 programs in Lincoln

April 25, 2018  //  United Way

A packed ballroom at Embassy Suites on April 23 celebrated the close of the 2017 campaign that raised $6,748,450. Executive Director Brian Wachman expressed his thanks and said that as the community grows; so do unmet needs for services. “United Way works alongside our partners to focus funds where they are most needed and best… Read the Full Story »

Turn Your Spring Cleaning into Community Impact

March 22, 2018  //  United Way

Spring is finally here, a time when flowers bloom, daylight lasts longer and the smell of freshly cut grass lingers in the air. Whether you are outdoors soaking in the sun, or inside staying warm, it’s time to start thinking about spring cleaning. This year, consider adding community impact to your list of things to… Read the Full Story »