$1.3 Million

May 18, 2012 at 1:22pm By: Mr. Wilson Posted in The Lincolnite Blog

Not bad for a day’s giving.

The final tally for Give to Lincoln Day 2012—including online, offline, and matching gifts—is over $1.3 million from nearly 4,800 donors. Phrased another way, that’s about $5 for every Lincolnite. I’m not sure what everybody had in mind for the event, but that seems like a pretty nice one-day total to me. I hope Lincoln Community Foundation does a nice post-event wrap-up for us.

Foster Care Closet raised $1,730 from 31 individuals. That amount will help provide approximately fifty kids in foster care with five complete outfits. Thank you to those who gave yesterday; to those who give to Foster Care Closet in other ways; and to all of you involved in some way with foster care.

I suspect Give to Lincoln Day is will be an annual event from here on out. With this kind of success, how could it not be? Thank you to Lincoln Community Foundation and their partners for putting it on. Good work, Lincoln.

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meatball May 18, 2012 at 3:04pm

As our not-so-little guy has pretty much completed the transition from infant to toddler, I’m guessing Foster Care Closet would be a great place to go with our handful of remaining jars of baby food, box or two of cereal, unopened cans of formula, baby clothes, bottles, etc. Consider it done.

Mr. Wilson May 21, 2012 at 1:26pm

That would be fantastic. They would really appreciate it. If you need help getting the stuff over there, let me know. I’d be happy to deliver it for you.

meatball May 21, 2012 at 3:33pm

Thanks for the offer! But I’m going to drop off Wednesday or Thursday. I’d like to visit in person and learn more about their services and perhaps about other ways we can help.

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