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Giving ThanksGiving Food, November 22, 23, and 24

To volunteer at Giving Thanksgiving Food, click here!

Giving ThanksGiving Food is coming up soon! The 2014 event will be on Saturday, November 22 from 10 AM to 4:00 PM; Sunday, November 23 from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM; and Monday, November 24 from 2:00 PM to 7:00 PM. At Giving ThanksGiving Food, those eligible receive the ingredients to make a Thanksgiving meal. In order to put on the event, we rely on hundreds of volunteers from across the community. If you are interested in volunteering, you can sign up for a time at volunteers.centerforpeopleinneed.org.

Toyland for Kids, December 13, 14, and 15

Each year, the Center for People in Need puts on the annual holiday toy distribution, Toyland for Kids. In 2013, we supplied toys to over 8,600 children, and expect similar levels of need this year. This year, event hours will be Saturday, December 13 from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM; Sunday, December 14 from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM; and Monday, December 15 from 2:00 PM to 7:00 PM.

In order to serve so many low-income children, we rely on hundreds of volunteers to assist with the event. If you are interested in volunteering, you can sign up for a time at volunteers.centerforpeopleinneed.org.

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.

Members will received a living allowance, educational award, deferment of government guaranteed student loans, paid health insurance and childcare for those who qualify. To apply, visit the Center for People in Need (3901 N 27th St, Lincoln, NE 68521) to pick up an application and return to Audrey Jackson. For additional questions, please contact Audrey Jackson at 402-47604357 ext 206, or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

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.

Click here to read the Center’s Fall 2014 Newsletter.

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.

For the full results of the survey, click here.

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. 

 

 

 

 

 

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