Outcomes

Community Impact Results

2013–2014 fiscal year

Investing in Lincoln’s Children

These programs are designed to help children prepare for school, succeed in the classroom and graduate from high school with the skills and motivation to continue their education or seek employment.

During the 2013 – 2014 fiscal year, funded programs reported the following results:

  • 4,497 children utilized before and after school programs and clubs.
  • 618 infants and children reached developmental milestones through early childhood programs.
  • 74 young adults attained their GED.
  • 1,520 children and youth were successfully matched with mentors.

Assisting Those in Crisis

These programs are designed to help victims of hunger, homelessness, violence or disaster move toward stability and independence.

During the 2013 – 2014 fiscal year, funded programs reported the following results:

  • Families in crisis have access to a hot meal 7 days a week and access to a food pantry or food distribution each week.
  • 11,686 individuals utilized homeless prevention programs.
  • 32,493 nights of emergency shelter were provided to the homeless.
  • 17,722 shelter bed nights were provided to victims of sexual assault or domestic violence and their children.
  • 706 safety plans were developed for children who were victims of sexual assault or abuse.

Volunteering

Those who share their time and talents can make a profound impact on the lives of their neighbors. Here are some volunteer highlights from the 2013-2014 fiscal year:

  • 126 volunteers came together during our Spring into Action Week to support six United Way partner agencies with their charitable work.
  • 174 volunteers engaged in Day of Action to support summer literacy and enrichment programs.
  • 280 volunteers took part in the Day of Caring during our campaign kick-off week.
  • $7,119 was raised during the Virtual Book Drive, allowing us to purchase 1,600 books for local youth.

United Way volunteers work with children and those in crisis to break the dropout and poverty cycles in our community.

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