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Lincoln Cares

Lincoln Cares is a fun, easy way to support parks and recreation in Lincoln, for only $1 per month!

Lincoln Cares is the City of Lincoln’s voluntary donation program that offers customers of the Lincoln Electric System (LES) a chance to add $1 each month to their bill payments to provide funds for parks projects and programs not currently supported by the City budget.

Since 2003, LES customers and matching community donors have contributed more than $1,000,000 to Lincoln Cares! These funds pay for the extra programs and projects that make Lincoln an extra special place to live.

Lincoln Cares is a wonderful example of how government can work. Bolstered by matching funds from our project sponsors, Lincoln Cares gives everyone a chance to voluntarily do something extra to beautify our community.


Donating to Lincoln Cares is now different and easier!

If your Lincoln Cares donation is not already part of your monthly bill, now is the time to enroll. Adding $1 to your utility bill on a month-by-month basis will no longer be available after April 2014. Enroll online or call 402-475-4211.

One-time donations of any amount can be sent to Lincoln Cares, Lincoln Parks and Recreation Department (Attn: Nicole Fleck-Tooze), 2740 "A" Street, Lincoln, NE 68502. Make your check payable to Lincoln Cares. You can also make online donations at

For more information on the current projects, please visit

Thank you for your support of parks, libraries and older adults in our community!


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“With our tight budget, this program allows us to go the extra mile to keep the parks system one of the jewels of Lincoln.”
-Lynn Johnson, Director of the Lincoln Parks & Recreation Department


The 2012 Lincoln Cares Team

Lincoln Cares Team

Gail McNair of the Foundation for Lincoln City Libraries; Mayor Chris Beutler; Ann Avery of State Farm; Lincoln Parks and Recreation Director Lynn Johnson; Lincoln City Libraries Director Pat Leach; Aging Partners Director June Pederson; and Liz Lange, Board President, Lincoln Parks Foundation.