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Lincoln Children's Zoo

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25-WORD DESCRIPTION:

Impacts the lives of people in Lincoln and surrounding communities by helping our visitors connect with wildlife through unique hands-on encounters and engaging experiences.

HOW WE USE YOUR CONTRIBUTIONS:

  • $0.75 per week provides admission tickets to Lincoln Children's Zoo for a family of four through the CATZ program. ($39)
  • $1.75 per week provides a family membership to Lincoln Children's Zoo through the CATZ program. ($91)
  • $10 per month gives at least 12 children the chance to experience the Zoo through the CATZ program. ($120)
  • $25 per month gives at least 3 families access to the Zoo through the CATZ program. ($300)


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. The Zoo partners with dozens of local human services agencies to distribute 20,000 free admission passes, as well as 1,000 family memberships for low income children and their families. The agencies that we work with serve a wide range of ethnicities, physical abilities, and ages, and tickets are made available to children and families who would normally not be able to visit the Zoo due to their financial circumstances.

Studies have shown that the best learning outcomes result from those environments that stimulate the senses and provide hands-on opportunities for engagement and play—and that’s the very essence of the mission of the Lincoln Children’s Zoo: “To enrich lives through firsthand interaction with living things.” Unfortunately, not every child in Lincoln can afford to visit the Zoo. Through partnerships with community organizations that have identified children from low-income families, 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: 708Y

ADDRESS/PHONE:

1222 South 27th Street
Lincoln, NE 68502

402-475-6741

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