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 Dec. 14 at Hardin Hall, 3310 Holdrege St., Lincoln. Donations will be collected in the Hardin Hall main lobby.
The elementary school, just a couple of blocks from SNR, sees a higher percentage of students and their families living in poverty than much of Lincoln, according to Linda Kern, family care coordinator with the school, and 95 percent of its 400 students are on free- or reduced-price lunches. Families often struggle to make their dollars stretch far enough to cover food, housing, utility and clothing costs.
The annual drive seeks to plug that gap, collecting donations of winter coats, warm gloves, clothing and monetary or gift card donations, which later are distributed to families for the holiday season.
HATS AND GLOVES IN KID SIZES!!!!
- Boys jeans: 6-8; 10-12; 14-16
- Boys and girls long sleeved t-shirts: S-XL
- Boys and girls sweatshirts/hoodies: S-XL
- Boys and girls coats: 3-4T; 7-8; 10-12; 14-16; 18-20 or XL
- Girls leggings: S (6-6x); M (7-8); L (10-12); XL (14-16)
- Boys underwear: 4; 6/8; 10/12
- Girls underwear: 4; 6/8; 10/12; 14/16
Dollar Tree: Gallon-size detergent; m/f deodorant; toilet paper; full size body wash and lotion
Donations can also be made online at https://foundationforlps.org/give/inspiring-dreams-fund.html. 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: firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you!
More details at: https://snr.unl.edu/aboutus/what/caringforclinton.aspx