United Way News

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 »

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 »

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 »