Still Seeking Volunteers and Clothing Donations at Teen for a Day on Saturday, August 2
Teen for a Day is our annual program that allows girls who are in grades 6-12 to select new school clothes for free. After rent and bills, many of those we serve do not have the money to buy their children clothing. We started Teen for a Day to make sure that even girls from families with extremely limited incomes can still look forward to wearing a new outfit on the first day of class. This year, Teen for a Day will be on Saturday, August 2, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Additionally, we are still looking for volunteers for this event! Volunteering at Teen for a Day provides a chance to give back to the community in a fun way. To view or sign up for volunteer times, visit volunteers.centerforpeopleinneed.org.
Thank you to all our volunteers and donors for making sure that every Lincoln teen can start the school year off right!
Tools for Education is July 26 and 28
Tools for Education, our annual school supplies distribution, is taking place Saturday, July 26 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Monday, July 28 from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m.
For many families, after bills and other fixed expenses, purchasing school supplies for their children is simply not possible. Tools for Education provides children through 12th grade with backpacks and other school supplies so that they can be confident and prepared to finish assignments at school and home.
Last year, over 3,000 Lincoln students received school supplies. Thank you for everyone who signed up for a volunteer shift!
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.