Special Events

Keeping the holidays bright for everyone!

The Center currently hosts two special holiday distribution events each year for clients.

To become a corporate, business or community sponsor, contact Belinda Acosta, Director of Fund Development, at bacosta@cfpin.org or 402.473.3019.

Thanksgiving Food Distribution

Thanksgiving Food Distribution 2022
Sunday, Nov. 20: 9a-2p
Monday, Nov. 21: 9a-2p
Tuesday, Nov. 22: 10a-1p & 3-5p

Participants

Clients with a current Center Card may receive a distribution of fresh produce and Thanksgiving-themed food, such as corn, potatoes or stuffing. To apply for or update your Center Card, visit cfpin.org/center-card or complete a paper application in-person at 3901 N. 27th Street, Door #1 during normal business hours (M-F 8:30a-4:30p).

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Diapers are also available at this event for qualifying households who haven't yet received their November distribution. Children receiving diapers must be listed on your Center Card. Let staff know that you need diapers and sizes at check-in of the event.

The Lincoln Lancaster County Health Department will also offer flu and COVID-19 shots on Monday, Nov. 21, 9a-12p and Tuesday, Nov. 22, 10a-1p and 3-5p.

Food and diaper distribution will be closed Friday, Nov. 18 and Wednesday, Nov. 23; the Care Room will be closed Nov. 21-25; and Center offices will be closed Nov. 21-22 to accommodate this event.

 

Volunteers

Nearly 50 volunteers are needed each day of this event. Individuals and groups are encouraged to participate and may help with everything from greeting and guiding participants to stocking and distributing food items. If you're interested in participating, sign-up for one or more volunteer shifts at cfpin.org/volunteer or contact our volunteer coordinator, Lynette, at lcarrgirmus@cfpin.org or 402.476.4357 x116.

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Donors

It's going to be a busy Thanksgiving event. We're seeing an average of almost 1,800 families seeking food at the Center each week, and Thanksgiving always brings an increase. We need your support to ensure no one is left without food for the Thanksgiving holiday! Please, make a gift today.

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Sponsors

Large or small, new or returning—corporate, business and community sponsors—we need you this year, more than ever. Your support will help ensure everyone can celebrate Thanksgiving with food on their table. Please contact Belinda Acosta at bacosta@cfpin.org or 402.473.3019 to arrange a customized sponsorship package.

Toyland Holiday Gift Distribution

Toyland 2022
Dec. 10-13: 9a-3p

Participants

Clients with a current Center Card may select one gift per child (ages newborn to 18). All children receiving a gift must be listed on your Center Card. To apply for or update your Center Card, visit cfpin.org/center-card or complete a paper application in-person at 3901 N. 27th Street, Door #1 during normal business hours (M-F 8:30a-4:30p).

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Diapers will NOT be distributed during this event. Food and diaper distribution hours will be extended to 10a-3p on Dec. 14-16 to ensure everyone has access this week.

The Lincoln Lancaster County Health Department will also offer flu and COVID-19 shots on Saturday, Dec. 10, 9a-3p and Monday, Dec. 12, 9a-3p.

Food and diaper distribution will be closed Dec. 9-13; the Care Room will be closed Dec. 12-16; and Center offices will be closed Dec. 12-13 to accommodate this event.

 

Volunteers

50 volunteers are needed each day to support this event. Individuals and groups are encouraged to participate and may help with everything from greeting and guiding participants to stocking and handing out gifts. If you're interested in participating, sign-up for one or more volunteer shifts at cfpin.org/volunteer or contact our volunteer coordinator, Lynette, at lcarrgirmus@cfpin.org or 402.476.4357 x116.

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Donors

Thank you for considering a donation to Toyland! We are happy to do the shopping for you—just make a monetary gift at cfpin.org/give-toyland or send a check and put "Toyland" in the memo line. If you'd rather take a more hands-on approach, you can purchase a new, unwrapped toy (estimated value $20-30) or a $20 gift card to a teen-friendly business and drop it off or have it shipped to the Center at 3901 N. 27th St. #1, Lincoln NE 68521.

Gift cards are available for hard-to-shop-for teens ages 13-18. If you'd like suggestions for where to get a gift card, we recommend ...

  • Experiences like bowling alleys, movies, entertainment centers, arcades, etc.
  • Teen-friendly stores like GameStop, Plato's Closet, Claire's, Play-It-Again Sports, etc.
  • Fast food restaurants
  • Value stores like Walmart, Target, dollar stores, etc.

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Sponsors

We appreciate your interest in keeping the holidays bright for children in low-income families. Please contact Belinda Acosta at bacosta@cfpin.org or 402.473.3019 to arrange a customized sponsorship package.

Cooper Foundation
JC and Jessie Seacrest Famiily Foundation logo
Lincoln Community Foundation
NE Presbyterian Foundation
Nebraska Total Care
Outdoor Solutions
The Sherwood Foundation
Viking Foundation of Lincoln
Wells Fargo