Lend-A-Hand To Lincoln to Celebrate 15th Year

For the 15th consecutive year, first year students will join faculty and staff and hit the streets of Lincoln on Saturday August, 21 to help nearly 30 service agencies with their projects.

Lend-A-Hand-To-Lincoln will be held from 9 a.m. to noon and from 1 to 4 p.m. More than 400 faculty, staff and students will help service agencies and organizations with a variety of projects including small tree removal, painting and entertaining the elderly.

Students will volunteer at the following service agencies: People’s City Mission, Villa Marie School, NeighborWorks, F Street Community Center, City Impact, Community CROPS, Lincoln Children’s Zoo, Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital, People’s City Mission, Clinic With A Heart, Kids Against Hunger, Carol Yoakum Family Resource Center, Cotner Center Condos, Prescott Elementary School, Community Action Partnership of Lancaster and Saunders Counties, Pioneers Park Nature Center, Mourning Hope, Capital Humane Society, Malone Community Center, Junior Achievement, Friendship Home, Asian Community and Cultural Center, Anderson Branch Library, MAD Dads of Lincoln, South Branch Library, Center for People in Need, Northeast Family Center, Lighthouse, and Lincoln Manor.

Volunteers are still needed to transport new first-year students to and from their volunteer sites. Two shifts will be held: 9 a.m. to noon and 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Volunteers are especially needed for the afternoon shift. Interested faculty and staff should contact the Career & Counseling Center at x2224.

While students and employees are volunteering in Lincoln, NWU alumni and friends will be doing the same in Omaha on August 21 for the send annual “Lend-A-Hand To Omaha” event. Volunteers will spend the morning at two locations — Open Door Mission, where they will prepare and serve meals and at Hillrise Elementary School in Elkhorn where they will mulch trees in coordination with Keep Omaha Beautiful.

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New students volunteer for a variety of tasks including mulching, painting and cleaning.
The NWU tradition introduces the students to Lincoln and to the importance of service.
NWU alumni will participate in the second annual Lend-A-Hand to Omaha.