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Fall 2014 Client Giveaway, October 11 and 13
We are currently looking for volunteers for our Fall Client Giveaway on Saturday, October 11 from 10 am to 4 pm; and Monday, October 13, from 10 am to 7 pm. To sign up for a volunteer shift, you can click here.
Because of the rising cost of household goods against stagnant wages, low-income income residents are finding it increasingly hard to supply basic goods for their families. To address this, the Center for People in Need has Client Giveaways of household products such as personal care items, and bedding. By distributing these items, we make it easier for low income families to afford rent, bills, and food. If you want to help make sure every family in Lincoln is able to afford basic household necessities, you can sign up to volunteer by clicking here!
AmeriCorps Positions Available
The Center for People in Need is accepting applications for positions with the AmeriCorps program until positions are filled.
We have received funding for an extra five members to join our team for the 2014-15 grant year. Open positions including helping low-income families with education and employment, computer training, job skills training, and teaching Adult ESL classes.
Fall 2014 Center for People in Need Newsletter
As we move into autumn, you can keep up on the news and events from the Center for People in Need through our quarterly newsletter. In our September edition, we cover the Center’s ESL courses, review our series of education related events, highlight ACT scholarships, and welcome a new group of 2014-2015 AmeriCorps volunteers.
The Face of Poverty Today, 2014 Report
We recently released our annual poverty report, The Face of Poverty Today in Lincoln Nebraska for the eighth consecutive year. The survey consists of 1,206 client families who attended the Center’s Toyland for Kids holiday toy distribution.
Among the notable findings, 91% of those surveyed lived below the federal poverty guideline, and 55% lived in “deep poverty”, less than half the federal poverty line.
2014 Resource Handbooks
Each year, the Center for People in Need releases a Resource Handbook that lists services for low-income residents. Contained in these books is information about food distributions, emergency housing, health care information, and clothing assistance, along with information for many other services.
To view our most recent Resource Handbook (updated in March 2014), click here. You may also stop by the Center at 3901 N 27 St to pick up a copy.
Affordable Care Act Implementation
With the implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, many changes will be coming to our healthcare system in 2013 and 2014. To stay up to date on the latest information on how these changes could affect you, please visit the Healthcare.gov blog, or visit our Health Hub page.