Community Engagement Caring for Clinton 2019 Campaign Begins
Caring for Clinton campaign kicks off
Since 2007, the School of Natural Resources has gathered winter coats, warm gloves, pieces of clothing and monetary donations for students at Clinton Elementary, just up the street from Hardin Hall on 33rd Street.
The school, where 95 percent of its 500 students qualify for free- or reduced-price lunch, sees a higher percentage of families living in poverty than much of Lincoln. It sees families who are struggling to make ends meet and who are struggling to put food on the table.
This year, Linda Kern, family care coordinator for the elementary school, said the needs are even greater than in years past.
Caring for Clinton, which runs through December 5th. Donations will be collected in the Hardin Hall main lobby.
Last year, SNR collected $2.730 in cash, not including donated gift cards to SuperSaver, Hy-Vee, Casey’s or Quick-Shop.
Monetary donations can be made at the Nebraska Maps & More Store in Hardin Hall. Checks should be written out to "Foundation for Lincoln Public Schools" with "Clinton Emergency Fund" on the ledger line. Checks can also be sent to:
Nebraska Maps and More Store
Attn: Lisa Greif (Caring for Clinton)
101 Hardin Hall
3310 Holdrege St.
Lincoln, NE 68583-0961
Donors can keep tabs on the current cash donation amount throughout the course of our campaign by visiting this page. In the style of Salvation Army, we’ll raise the thermometer’s mercury after a cash count each Monday.
The toiletries are handed out in bags to families who are part of the Food Market program, a collaboration between the school and the Food Bank of Lincoln to provide families with enough food for nights and weekends.
Those interested also are welcome to donation $10 to $20 gift cards for SuperSaver, Hy-Vee or Casey’s and Quik-Shop.
The annual SNR collection drive was organized for the first time in 2007 by former recruiter Jennifer Aerni and the SNR Community Engagement Committee; it has continued annually since.
"Every year SNR employees and students continue to contribute generously to Coats for Clinton," said Dee Ebbeka, who orchestrates the donation drive along with the Community Engagement Committee. "I think that reflects their belief in the activity and the help it gives to our neighborhood families."