United Way News

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 »

Volunteer: Family Literacy program

October 3, 2016  //  United Way

Enrich the life of a child – sign up to volunteer! Research tells us that young children who participate in conversations, are read to regularly, have books in their home and develop print awareness have a head start on reading and literacy skills when they enter school. But for some children, their parents may not… Read the Full Story »

“Lift-off” launches 2016 United Way/Community Health Charities campaign

September 9, 2016  //  United Way

The United Way/Community Health Charities campaign to raise $7.2 million to support agencies that help thousands in Lincoln and Lancaster County “lifted off” on Sept. 8 with 500-plus supporters at Duncan Aviation headquarters. The place and theme were reflective of the interests of the 2016 campaign co-chairs, Connie and Todd Duncan. “We wanted to blend… Read the Full Story »

Spring Into Action Week a Community Success

June 12, 2016  //  United Way

On April 6, Ann Dohmen, a field technology analyst at Ameritas, stepped away from her office computer for a few hours and joined fellow employees as a United Way volunteer helping at St. Monica’s Behavioral Health Services for Women. Their job for the morning was to help with landscape clean-up at one of the sites… Read the Full Story »

Not an annual meeting, but a celebration

May 9, 2016  //  United Way

The event is called an annual meeting, but in reality the 400 supporters who gathered at the Lincoln Marriott Cornhusker Hotel on April 18 were ready to celebrate a big number, $7,045,550—the final total of the fundraising campaign for United Way of Lincoln and Lancaster County and Community Health Charities in 2015 led by campaign… Read the Full Story »

2016 Virtual Book Drive

April 15, 2016  //  United Way

THANK YOU! Thanks to you, our generous donors, we surpassed our $9,500 goal and raised an astonishing $10,050! A growing number of children in Lincoln struggle to read each day. Lincoln currently has an 82% third grade reading proficiency as stated in the Lincoln Vital Signs report. It’s also reported that third grade students who… Read the Full Story »

“It’s really important”

April 5, 2016  //  United Way

On a chilly Thursday evening in March, the Sunday school rooms at American Lutheran Church on Vine Street are filled with children working on phonics and adults learning verb tenses in English. Among them is Angelica who is in her third year in the FLAIR (Family Literacy for Immigrants and Refugees)program  run by the Lincoln… Read the Full Story »

Spring Into Action Week

March 4, 2016  //  United Way

Become a United Way Volunteer Join us for United Way’s Spring Into Action Week April 4 – 9, 2016 Spring into Action Week is all about mobilizing volunteers to make a positive impact in our community.  Give of your time and services while learning about the programs dedicated to improving the lives of Lincoln’s children… Read the Full Story »

Shaping a life

February 25, 2016  //  United Way

Chris is a tall, broad-shouldered 28-year old aircraft mechanic whose soft brown eyes fill with tears when he recalls the impact that his Big Brother had on his life, including teaching him to drive in his personal car when Chris turned 16. But that was just one of the countless positive influences that Chris’ “big”… Read the Full Story »

I’m blessed to be here

December 21, 2015  //  United Way

Candace has two beautiful daughters who love school. She has a part time job. She feels safe. She is living at the People’s City Mission. Candace’s situation could happen to anyone, said Pastor Tom Barber, CEO of the People’s City Mission.   Many of the 30,000 guests who spend time at the Mission each year are… Read the Full Story »