Provide families with the opportunity to learn firsthand about the natural world. Our mission is to enrich lives through firsthand interaction with living things.
HOW WE USE YOUR CONTRIBUTIONS:
$3 per week provides a Family Membership to a child in the CATZ program. ($156)
$5 per week feeds all the animals in the Zoo for one day. ($260)
$10 per week provides one year of enrichment for the Zoo's primates. ($520)
A STORY FROM OUR AGENCY:
Children at the Zoo (CATZ) is the Lincoln Children’s Zoo’s largest community outreach program and an enduring symbol of community partnership. This program empowers at-risk children and their families to visit the Zoo, encouraging them to enjoy and connect to each other and the natural world around them. In 2021 the Zoo partnered with local human services agencies and schools to distribute 20,000 free admission passes, as well as 1,200 family memberships for low-income children and their families. The agencies that we work with serve a wide range of ethnicity, physical abilities, and ages. Tickets are made available to children and families who would normally not be able to visit the Zoo due to their financial circumstances. The program is simple in design. Nonprofit social service agencies and Title 1 schools apply for tickets and memberships on behalf of their clients and students, once their application is received, the Zoo fulfills their request for tickets and memberships. Our partner agencies and schools, in turn, dispense the tickets and memberships to their clients. Children and families can use those tickets and memberships to visit the Zoo year-round. Through partnerships with community organizations, the Lincoln Children’s Zoo is committed to creating opportunities for families to have firsthand experiences in the natural world, and with your help we can continue to provide this vital outreach.
CAMPAIGN CODE NUMBERS:
Campaign Code: 6190
(For campaigns at University of Nebraska-Lincoln, City of Lincoln, LES, LPS, Lancaster County, SCC and private companies.)
State of Nebraska:
1222 South 27th Street
Lincoln, NE 68502