Caring for Clinton campaign focus shifts to clothing needs

The final donation push for the Caring for Clinton campaign ends this week.
The final donation push for the Caring for Clinton campaign ends this week.

The School of Natural Resources has hit its monetary fundraising goal for our Caring for Clinton campaign, but we are pushing to hit our clothing donation goal by Friday, Dec. 7.

Ninety-five percent of Clinton Elementary School's 500 students qualify for free- or reduced-price lunch, and the school 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.

SNR wants to see those 500 students wrapped in warm coats and gloves and clothes that fit. Linda Kern, family care coordinator for the elementary school, said the highest needs are in these areas:

  • Boys’ and girls’ coats in sizes 6 to 8 and 14 to 16
  • Boys’ jeans in sizes 6, 8 and 10
  • Girls’ jeans or leggings in sizes 6-6x, 7-8, 10-12, and 14-16
  • Boys’ and girls’ sweatshirts or sweaters in sizes small, medium and large
  • Boys’ undergarments in sizes 4 to 16
  • Girls’ undergarments in sizes 10-12 and 14-16

Also on the need list are toiletries, including:
  • Shampoo
  • Soap
  • Body lotion
  • Deodorants
  • Detergent (gallon jugs)
  • Tampons/pads
  • Diapers (size 3 to 6)
  • Toilet paper

Donations are being collected in the Hardin Hall main lobby through Dec. 7. Though we are pushing to meet the clothing needs at this time, monetary donations still will be accepted 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 also can 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 history
Since 2007, SNR has gathered winter coats, warm gloves, pieces of clothing and monetary donations for students at Clinton Elementary, SNR's nearest elementary school neighbor on 33rd Street.