The Junior League of Lincoln is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women, and improving the community through the effective action of trained volunteers.
HOW WE USE YOUR CONTRIBUTIONS:
- $0.50 a week provides 1 pair of shoes for a student in need. ($26)
- $1 a week provides a new winter coat for a student in need. ($52)
- $10 a month buys shelving for a new Clothesline closet in a new school. ($120)
- $100 a month builds a new closet and stocks it with clothing for students in need. ($1200)
A STORY FROM OUR AGENCY:
Since 2012, ClothesLine has been JLL’s signature project. ClothesLine provides free clothing to low-income youth in eleven LPS middle and high schools and addresses everything from bullying to providing basic needs. Students may lack clean or varied clothing, not own seasonally appropriate clothing, or may simply have an emergency where a new item is needed. This initiative has provided 9,000 clothing items to more than 1,000 students. ClothesLine allows students to focus on their studies and other issues affecting them rather than worrying about what to wear.
Members organize donated clothing in a storage facility, reallocating unsuitable items for teenagers to other community organizations to ensure nothing is wasted. Members maintain “closets” within the schools that any student can visit, with the assistance of a guidance counselor, to select any clothing items needed. Closet maintenance involves coordinating with schools to replenish inventory from the storage facility to meet the specific and timely needs at that school. Together, JLL volunteers spend approximately 1,200 hours annually on ClothesLine.
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: 708U
215 Centennial Mall South, Suite 510
Lincoln, NE 68508