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Willard Receives Donation of 6 iPads, Chargers, and Charging Dock

Willard received a surprising and unexpected donation of six iPads from LI-COR Biosciences. Ivan Johnson also donated six chargers and a charging dock for the iPads. The iPads will be used in the early childhood program. The . . .

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Linked2Literacy Hosts Free Book Fair at Lakeview CLC Program

Thank you, Linked2Literacy, for hosting a free book fair at the Lakeview CLC program. Each Lakeview CLC student got to choose two books to take home.

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Digitech Systems Donates Toys to Willard

Willard Community Center was visited by very special elves from Digitech Systems delivering toys. The company chose Willard families to purchase toys, art supplies, games, sports equipment., and accessories for nineteen children and seven . . .

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Wellness Campuses Winter Wonderland Celebration Serves over 150

December 12 was a brisk and chilly day, one of the coldest (it seemed) in December. Willard Community Center was honored to spend the evening from 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM with the Schroder Park Wellness Campus, Mourning Hope Grief Center, and . . .

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$4,000 Awarded from Keno Human Services Prevention Fund

The Keno Human Services Prevention Fund has awarded Willard Community Center $4,000 for the academic and health programs currently practiced in our summer program, Roper before & after school program, and Lakeview CLC program. . . .

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D F Dillon Foundation Awards $20,000

The D F Dillon Foundation has awarded $20,000 to the Willard Community Center to help fill the financial gap for low-income families. Thank you, D F Dillon Foundation, for your advocacy of our programs and generous grant award.

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Money, Labor, and Time All Donated to Update Preschool's Storage Closet

We are incredibly thankful to Mr. Ivan Johnson who donated his labor and the 15 hours it took for him to build and update the preschool closet. Lincoln Industries graciously donated $220 for the materials.  . . .

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Willard Receives $12,000 from Joint Budget Committee

Thank you, City of Lincoln & Lancaster County Joint Budget Committee, for awarding $12,000 to the Willard Community Center programs.  Funding will be in support of filling the financial gap for low-income families. The project . . .

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2023 Trunk-or-Treat Sees 400 Community Members Enjoy the Event

Another successful trunk-or-treat is complete! Thank you to all the volunteers who set up wonderful trunks and spent the evening with the Schroder Park Wellness Campus . A very special thanks to all the community members who came to get . . .

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Annual Golf Tournament Raises More than $6,500 for Willard Programs

Sponsors, donors, golfers, and volunteers have once again outdone their giving power. Thank you for helping us raise over $6,500 for Willard's programs! This year's 19th Annual Kenny & Pam Gardner "It Was Fun" . . .

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Foundation for Garden Shed Concrete and Labor Donated by Lincoln Community Businesses

The Community Garden now has a garden shed! Thank you to James Hamlette from Ready Mixed Concrete for donating the concrete for the shed's foundation and Jereme Montgomery from Stephens and Smith Construction for donating the . . .

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Willard Receives Pallet of Water from John Henry's

John Henry's graciously donated a pallet of water to the Willard Community Center. We are looking forward to helping to distribute the water to our community! Thank you to everyone at John Henry's for continuing to think of Willard!

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Caleb Schwab Completes Eagle Scout Project at Willard

On Saturday, September 9, 2023, BSA Troop 55 Scout Caleb Schwab completed his Eagle Scout project with the help of volunteers. Caleb set up a GoFundMe page to help purchase materials for the archway that leads into the community garden. . . .

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Hugo A. and Thelma Aspegren Charitable Trust Grant $22,300 for Shade Structure

Willard is overwhelmed by the Hugo A. and Thelma Aspegren Charitable Trust grant request donation of $22,300. The grant dollars will be used to purchase a preschool shade structure for the east side of the Willard building.  . . .

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Plant Sale Fundraiser Brings In $760

The first annual Porch & House Plant Sale brought in $760 for the aging adults & senior citizen program. All the plants were originally donated and propagated throughout the year.  Thank you to our donors, Ms. Janelle . . .

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Willard Receives Day-End Dough-Nations from Panera Bread

Willard Community Center is thankful for Panera Bread's Day-End Dough-Nations giving back program. Through the program, Willard receives all leftover bread and bakery items each Tuesday night. We can offer the bread and bakery items to . . .

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May 24 Give to Lincoln Day for Non-Profits

Give to Lincoln Day, coordinated by Lincoln Community Foundation, is a time when everyone in Lincoln is asked to make a donation toward the organizations that are critical to the care, support, and spirit of our great city.  . . .

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Channel 8 News Visits the CLC to Teach About Weather

Meteorologists Malcolm Byron & Jessica Blum from Channel 8 News visited the afterschool program at Lakeview Elementary on April 19 to teach the kids about different types of weather!  The following week, the CLC was . . .

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Nebraska Game and Parks Brings Animals to Lakeview CLC

Lakeview CLC kids had the opportunity to interact with live animals through the Nebraska Game and Parks, which brought the animals for Project Wild Club.  What an incredible experience for the kids! Thank you, Nebraska Game and . . .

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Strive to Thrive Lincoln Visits Willard

UNL College of Business Students - Strive to Thrive - visited Willard's Early Childhood Program. Willard has been selected as a top 12 finalist for a $5,000 grant. We were honored to share our story with these individuals! . . .

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Troop 55 Donates New Toolbox

Thank you to BSA Troop 55 for the toolbox donation! As the picture indicates, we were in much need of upgraded tool storage! We appreciate Troop 55 and Pack 55's service to Willard and the community. Willard is proud to be Troop 55 . . .

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Northeast YMCA Donates 71 Swimsuits to Willard Summer Program

Willard is incredibly thankful to receive 25 swim trucks and 46 swimsuits for the summer program from the Northeast YMCA.  Having extra swim gear during the summer is vital to our kids enjoying their afternoons at the pool. The . . .

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Local Donors Give $1,130

Willard is beyond grateful to receive donations from 8 individuals and families totaling $1,130. With these gifts, Willard will continue to be able to focus on our agency's purpose and provide the care, programs, and projects that are . . .

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To the Brim Communities Donates Frozen Meals to Adult Programs

Willard Community Center is honored to partner with To the Brim Communities to provide our adult programs with free frozen meals.  To the Brim Communities collects meals from catering companies and restaurants to distribute to . . .

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Jim Ager Golf Instructors Visit Lakeview CLC Program

Thank you,  Jim Ager Golf Course , for spending the afternoon with our Lakeview CLC program. The kids had a blast learning how to hold and swing a club.  

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