We promote volunteerism, develop women, and improve our community through effective action of trained volunteers. We train, organize, volunteer, research, and improve quality of life.
HOW WE USE YOUR CONTRIBUTIONS:
- $35 purchases a kitchen or bathroom set for children transition out of foster care from HomeStart.
- $50 pays for an entire outfit for a middle or high school student from Clothesline.
- $80 provides a months worth of diapers for the Diaper Bank.
- $100 allows our members to volunteer, support and enrich the Lincoln community.
A STORY FROM OUR AGENCY:
Across the U.S., diaper need, the lack of a sufficient supply of diapers to keep a child clean, dry, and healthy, remains a serious issue that directly impacts the physical, mental, and economic well-being of millions of children and families. According to the National Diaper Bank Network, 1 in 3 American families with small children reports experiencing diaper need. Since diapers can cost anywhere between $70 to $80 a month per baby, most parents who experience diaper need must decide on whether they can provide diapers or some other necessity for their families that month. Despite the apparent need, there are still no federal or state child safety-net programs that provide funding specifically for the purchase of diapers. SNAP and WIC assistance cannot be used to purchase diapers. In 2018, the Junior League of Lincoln was contacted by the Center for People in Need and Community Action Partnership of Lancaster and Saunders Counties about building a community diaper bank. These organizations found that most families with young children seeking assistance also experienced diaper need, and individually, their organizations could not easily fulfill this need. The Junior League of Lincoln Diaper Bank, in partnership with the Center for People in Need and Community Action, will focus on providing diapers to over 6,000 children in Lancaster County that may experience diaper need. The Diaper Bank will be housed at the Center for People in Need.
CAMPAIGN CODE NUMBERS:
Campaign Code: 6445
(For campaigns at University of Nebraska-Lincoln, City of Lincoln, LES, LPS, Lancaster County, SCC and private companies.)
State of Nebraska:
215 Centennial Mall South, Suite 510
Lincoln, NE 68508