Caring for Clinton

Community Engagement

Caring for Clinton Partnership

Clinton School

2023 Campaign

The School of Natural Resources has begun its annual effort to wrap Clinton Elementary School students in warmth through its Caring for Clinton Campaign, which runs through December 7th at Hardin Hall, 3310 Holdrege St., Lincoln. Donations will be collected in the Hardin Hall main lobby.

Enrollment: 432 | ELL: 35% | Special Education: 22% | Free or reduced lunch: 100%


  • *Boys and girls coats: 3-4T; 10-12; 14-16; 18-20 or XXL
  • **Girls leggings: S (6-6x); M (7-8); L (10-12); XL (14-16); Adult (S/M)
  • **Boys warm up pants and jeans: 6-8; 10-12; 14-16
  • Boys underwear - NEW: 4; 6/8; 10/12; 14/16
  • Girls underwear - NEW: 4; 6/8; 10/12; 14/16

Dollar Tree: M/F deodorant; shampoo; full size body wash and lotion; full-size toothpaste; soft tooth brushed

Coat and Title

Deadline: December 7, 2023

*This year Clinton is receiving coats through Operation Warm — from the Lincoln Firefighters. Each student at Clinton will receive a winter coat. The sizes included here are either our most used sizes or sizes not included from Operation Warm. That means our typical need for coats is not as great as in previous years.

** This year there are a large number of students from Afghanistan and Sudan at Clinton Elementary and they wear traditional clothing. Leggings (girls) or warm up pants (boys) work best because they can wear them under their traditional clothing — so not much need for jeans or t-shirts; or girls outfits (skirts, blouses, ets.)

Please do not include adult clothing as well as bathing suits, shorts, summer clothing, dresses, boys dress clothing and well-worn shoes/boots.

Monetary donations can be made by check to the Nebraska Maps & More store in the Hardin Hall South Lobby. Please make checks out to ‘Foundation for Lincoln Public Schools’ with ‘Clinton Emergency Fund’ on the ledger line. Donations can also be made online at Type in "Clinton Emergency Fund" under the donation amount. For our records, if you donate online, we request you let Dee Ebbeka know the amount by email: Thank you!


Clinton Comets

Since 2007, we’ve partnered with Clinton Elementary School — just up the street from Hardin Hall on Holdrege Street — for an annual winter donation drive.

The supplies we collect help provide warm coats and clothes, as well as basic toiletries, to the nearly 500 children who attend school there. Ninety-five percent of those students qualify for free- or reduced-price lunches, and a higher percentage of the families’ whose students attend there live in poverty than much of Lincoln, according to the school’s family care coordinator.

In 2018, our Coats for Clinton campaign underwent rebranding when an anonymous donor came forward who would match up to $1,000 in cash donations. That year, Caring for Clinton was born, with two campaigns set over a six-week period. The first, Cash for Clinton, brought in nearly $3,000, and it was followed by the Coats for Clinton campaign, which saw the same number of clothing donations as years prior.

The winter 2019 Caring for Clinton campaign also was expanded to include a second donation drive —this one focused on toiletries and other essentials — and timed for January and February, when available donations to the school typically decrease.