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Toyland for Kids 2014
Thank you to everyone who helped us provide presents to over 8,000 children throughout Lancaster County!
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 August 2014), click here. You may also stop by the Center at 3901 N 27 St to pick up a copy.
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.