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 payment. These donations provide funds for Parks and Recreation, Lincoln City Libraries, and Aging Partners not currently supported by the City budget.
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!
Make a one-time donation now! Sign up to donate to Lincoln Cares
Lincoln Cares Projects in 2020
Fitness Equipment and Facility Upgrades for Aging Partners: Aging Partners uses Lincoln Cares donations to purchase new fitness equipment for its Aging Partners Fitness Center located at 555 S. 9th St. Project Partner: Seniors Foundation.
Maker Space Programming Equipment for Libraries: Maker Space equipment allows 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 go towards purchasing equipment for Maker Space programming, with the intention to set up an actual Maker Space in one of branches. Project partner: Foundation for Lincoln City Libraries.
Cascade Fountain: The Lincoln Parks Foundation and the Lincoln Parks and Recreation Department are leading a capital campaign to raise $1.6 million to restore Cascade Fountain to its original iconic stature and enhance the surrounding plaza area. The fountain is located at 27th and Capitol Parkway. Partner: Lincoln Parks Foundation.
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. Project partner: Lincoln Parks Foundation, Prairie Corridor Partnership.
Parker’s Pals: This scholarship program provides financial support for children of low-income families. It includes pool admissions, swimming lessons, and participation in the swim/dive league and allows children to participate in youth and sports programs offered by Lincoln Parks and Recreation. Project partners: Culver’s, Lincoln Parks Foundation and Olsson.