About Lincoln Cares
Lincoln Cares is a fun, easy way to support parks, libraries, and older adults 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 to their monthly bill payments to provide funds for Parks and Recreation, Lincoln City Libraries and Aging Partners not currently supported by the City budget.
Since 2003, LES customers and matching community donors have contributed more than $1.4 million 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 easy!
If your Lincoln Cares donation is not already part of your monthly Lincoln Electric System bill, now is the time to enroll.
Enroll today at https://app.les.com/applications/_lcdonate/ or call 402-475-4211. Thank you for your support of parks, libraries and older adults in our community!
2018 Projects and Sponsors
- Fitness Equipment and Facility Upgrades for Aging Partners
- Seniors Foundation
- This includes new fitness equipment for the new Aging Partners Fitness Center at 555 S. 9th St.
- Library Meeting Rooms and Maker Spaces
- Grant to the Foundation for Lincoln City Libraries from Allstate
- Lincoln City Libraries has been building portable "Maker Space" kits. These allow the library to present opportunities for people of all ages to engage in hands-on activities from sewing to robots to scrapbooking to coding to audiovisual production. Lincoln Cares funds will provide for furnishings for meetings spaces and other areas to support these Maker Space activities.
- Haines Branch Prairie Corridor
- Lincoln Parks Foundation, Prairie Corridor Partnership
- Haines Branch Prairie Corridor: The Prairie Corridor is a 13-mile corridor that will link Pioneers Park with Spring Creek Prairie and provide enhancement and preservation of tall grass prairie, recreational and educational connections and economic development opportunities.
- Parker's Pals Scholarships
- Culver’s, Lincoln Area Retired School Personnel, Lincoln Parks Foundation, Olsson Associates
- This scholarship program provides financial support for children of low-income families. It will include pool admissions, swimming lessons, and participation in the swim/dive league and allow children to participate in youth and sports programs offered by Lincoln Parks and Recreation.
- Schroder Park Reconfiguration Master Plan:
- Lincoln Parks Foundation
- Schroder Park is being reconfigured in conjunction with the renovation of the Willard Community Center and construction of the new Mourning Hope Grief Center, both located immediately adjacent to the park. A park master plan was developed to guide park improvements to serve the surrounding neighborhood and support uses associated with these adjacent facilities. Standard neighborhood park improvements identified in the plan will be constructed in 2019 while construction of additional park enhancements will be depend on the availability of future funding.
Lincoln Cares funding will be used to support construction of an open air park shelter adjacent to the relocated playground. The shelter in envisioned to serve as outdoor event space to serve park visitors, neighborhood gatherings and Community Center/Grief Center programs.