Bubba's Closet

The chill is in the air, and it's time for students to bundle up and stay warm. For many families the cost of winter coats, mittens or hats for their children is prohibitive. You can help make sure students are warm and ready for the winter - donate to Bubba's Closet.




Family Literacy - 2Gen

Family Literacy aims to help students and parents of all cultures learn imporant English language literacy skills. Last year, the program helped 120 students and 120 parents learn these skills, and 97% of participants thought that the program had made a significant difference! In addition to language skills, the Family Literacy program helps parents understand the importance of supporting their children's education.



Activities Assistance Fund

For most families, parents can support the equipment and supplies needed to be a part of a team. But for some, this can become a barrier to participate. This fund helps level the playing field. Each student who qualifies receives a voucher to purchase shoes, equipment and a physical provided by a community partner. Last year alone we distributed over $9,000 to 109 athletes. Help a student now so they can be a part of the team.





Free Libraries

East High School

In an effort to support literacy and a love of reading, East High students and staff will research Lincoln's high-density/low-income neighborhoods and begin building bridges with those neighborhoods as we set out to build Little Free Libraries for them. Our goal this year is to establish and support one Little Free Library, and provide 200 new books for the library, with plans of adding two or three more Little Free Libraries in the near future.

Fund-a-Need contributions will pay for building materials (Little Free Libraries cost between $200 and $400, depending on materials and design), books (each library will be supplied with 200 books, 40 of which will be available in the structure at any time), food for public events, and money for the creation of promotional materials. Students will be involved in all stages of the project -- researching poverty and local populations, building the structures, beautifying the structure, interviewing elementary students within the neighborhoods, selecting the books, and providing brochures, food and entertainment in the neighborhoods as we work with them.

  • Jane Holt

    Jane Holt


We have raised $1,480.00 of our goal.


Let's Play Soccer!

Irving Middle School

I am seeking donations to provide funds to help low-income students, mostly refugee students, play soccer.

Another teacher and I began working with a small group of students and their families two years ago. Our first Fund-a-Need gave 10 students the opportunity to play soccer. Each season the need has grown and this season I would like to raise enough money to provide registration for 43 students to play soccer through the YMCA. The YMCA generously provides a 50 percent discount for these students. The students and their families are from Nigeria, Iraq, Jordan, Thailand, The Ivory Coast and Mexico. All of the students have a place on a team's roster, two female teams and six male teams, the age range is: 10-17 years old. Students attend Prescott, Irving, Park, Culler, Schoo, Lincoln High, Northeast, Southeast and East.

It is an amazing opportunity for the students to be a part of a team, learn leadership skills and to be active.

  • Alicia Daniel

    Alicia Daniel

    Reading Intervention Teacher

We have raised $3,723.00 of our goal.



Running Club

Hartley Elementary School

I sponsor a Running Club for Hartley students every spring to prepare students for making healthy summer activity choices. We work with a screen-printing company to make T-shirts for the students who participate. Students are excited to receive the shirts that support school spirit and team unity. The bright colored shirts make it much easier for students to be seen and noticed around the halls of Hartley and in the Hartley community.

Many of our families struggle financially so we only ask them to pay for a portion of the shirt. Your gifts will cover the additional cost of the shirt.

  • Amy Francis

    Amy Francis

    Fourth grade teacher

We have raised $0.00 of our goal.


Spotlight On


The Career Academy (TCA) is a partnership between Lincoln Public Schools and Southeast Community College. LPS students can explore their specific interest in any one of 16 different career pathways. Click here to learn more and donate.