About 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 Lincoln Electric System 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 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!
2015 Projects and Sponsors
- Woods Park Tennis Center
- Friends of Woods Tennis, Lincoln Parks Foundation
- This project will replace two aging air structures, which cover 6 indoor courts, and make other improvements to Woods Park Tennis Center located at 33rd and J Streets. An improved facility is needed to continue Woods Park Tennis Center's comprehensive, inclusive court availability and programming, and to host additional state and regional events.
- Haines Branch Prairie Corridor
- Prairie Corridor Partnership, Lincoln Parks Foundation, Nebraska Home Sales: Rich Rodenburg and Janelle Crouse
- The 7.5-mile corridor will link Pioneers Park with Spring Creek Prairie and provide enhancement and preservation of tall grass prairie, recreational and educational connections and economical development opportunities.
- Parker's Pals Scholarships
- Culver's, Lincoln Area Retired School Personnel, 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.
- Fitness Equipment for Aging Partners
- Seniors Foundation
- This includes new and replacement fitness equipment for the Forever Strong Health and Fitness Program offered to adults 60 plus in Lincoln and Lancaster County at the Aging Partners Health and Fitness Center located at 233 South 10th Street.
- Upgrades for Library Meeting Spaces
- Foundation for Lincoln City Libraries
- Several libraries offer meeting room spaces free for the public to use, and libraries use these same spaces for their own special events. This will allow for replacement of furnishings and upgrades in equipment so that they remain the "family room of the community" and continue to nurture learning, connection, and community.
- School Family Nights at Lincoln City Libraries
- Woods Bros. Foundation and Lincoln Industries
- These special open-house events provide an opportunity for families from neighborhood schools to receive library cards, meet their librarians, and become more familiar with what’s available at the public library.