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. 12 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 100 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.
Boys/girls coats: 3-4 T; sz 7/8; sz 10/12; sz 14/16 ; 18-20 or XL--
Boys jeans: sz 6/8; 10/12;/14/16; warm long-sleeved t-shirts S-XL; hoodies S-XL
Girls leggings: sz S (6-6x); sz M (7-8); sz L (10-12); sz XL (14-16); adult S/M; warm long-sleeved t-shirts- S-XL; hoodies S-XL
Boys underwear: sz 4; sz 6/8; sz 10/12
Girls underwear: sz 4; sz 6/8; sz 10/12; 14-16
Hats and gloves....kid size---no adult size, please
Dollar Tree: gallon-size laundry detergent; m/f deodorant; toilet paper; full-size body wash and body lotion; shampoo; full-size toothpaste; soft toothbrushes
Please do not include adult clothing as well as bathing suits, shorts, summer clothing, dresses, boys dress clothing and well worn shoes/boots. The children need clothing that will get them through the winter as that seems to be the time of most need. Many families are struggling and would appreciate knowing we will be able to help them with winter clothing as well as outerwear.
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