UPS Foundation awards $10K to Boys & Girls Club (Lincoln Journal Star article)
Michelle Birkel, executive director of the Boys & Girls Club of Lincoln/Lancaster County, received a $10,000 check from Jeffrey Dwerlkotte, a local freight driver for UPS, July 12 at Park Middle School.
Through the UPS Foundation’s Global Volunteer Month Program, employees can select nonprofit organizations to receive the grant, then 14 organizations are randomly chosen to receive the $10,000 grant. This year, the Boys & Girls Club of Lincoln/Lancaster County was chosen by Dwerlkotte to be his organization of choice to receive the donation, and the UPS Foundation randomly chose the club to receive the grant.
UPS Foundation Awards $10,000 to Boys & Girls Club Through the “Global Volunteer Month Program”
On Friday, July 12th, Executive Director of the Boys & Girls Club of Lincoln/Lancaster County, Michelle Birkel, received a $10,000 check from Jeffrey Dwerlkotte, a local freight driver for UPS. Through the UPS Foundation’s Global Volunteer Month Program employees can select non-profit organizations to receive the grant, then 14 organizations are randomly chosen to receive the $10,000 grant. This year the Boys & Girls Club of Lincoln/Lancaster County was chosen by Jeffrey Dwerlkotte to be his organization of choice to donate to, and the UPS Foundation randomly chose the Boys & Girls Club to receive the grant.
Summer Programs off to a Good Start for the Boys & Girls Club but Support Still Needed
The Boys & Girls Club of Lincoln/Lancaster County is off to a great start this summer,” according to Michelle Birkel, Executive Director. “We are only two weeks into our summer programs and we have already had to limit enrollment for new members. With over 230 youth enrolled at both the Park Middle School and North Star locations we are now full, which is a great challenge to have.
Boys & Girls Club of Lincoln/Lancaster County, official charity partner of Lincoln on the Streets Concert Series featuring 311
311 is set to headline the Lincoln on the Streets Concert Series on Centennial Mall on June 30. Boys & Girls Clubs of Lincoln/Lancaster County is the charity partner of a portion of funds raised through the concert. For information on tickets and VIP packages – click here to go to the Pinnacle Bank Arena website.
Alpha Kappa Alpha & Community Crops establish Community Garden for Boys & Girls Club
Our club helps connect our members to a caring community. Alpha Kappa Alpha, Community Crops and local residents has established a new community garden for our members to learn more about fresh produce and ways to use it in meals and recipes. Click here to read the Lincoln Journal Star article about the club’s new Community Garden.
Youth of the Year Alex Torres speaks at United Way of Lincoln-Lancaster County Kickoff & Lincoln Board of Education
Alex spoke to an audience of over 500 members of the corporate and nonprofit communities at the kickoff event for the 2016 campaign. Click here to read the Lincoln Journal Star article about the event.
One of the people in attendance, LPS Superintendant Steve Joel asked Alex to make a visit to the Lincoln Board of Education meeting to tell his story the following week. Video of Alex at the Lincoln Board of Education meeting can be viewed here.
The Barnes Group build Bicycles for Club members
The Barnes Group includes Cost Cutters and Supercuts Hair Salons in the Nebraska, Iowa and South Dakota areas. At their annual gala, they assembled 10 bicyles which were then given to Boys & Girls Clubs Members. Click here to view KLKN-TV coverage of the event.
CareerLaunch program receives grant from Viking Foundation of Lincoln
The Viking Foundation of Lincoln provided a grant to Boys & Girls Clubs of Lincoln/Lancaster County to fund CareerLaunch programming. Click here to read the Lincoln Journal Star article about the grant and program. View information about BGCA’s CareerLaunch program, funded by the Gap Foundation on BGCA’s GreatFutures.org website.
Ground-breaking for Expanded Facilities – April 25, 2016
Following a successful fundraising campaign co-chaired by Connie Duncan and Jessica Erstad, Boys & Girls Clubs of Lincoln/Lancaster County is partnering with Lincoln Public Schools to expand facilities at Park Middle School. Thank you to everyone for believing in us!
Click here to read the Lincoln Journal Star article about the ground-breaking.
2015 Annual Impact Report released
The club experience – Boys & Girls Clubs fill the gap between school and home. We provide welcoming, positive environments in which kids and teens have fun, participate in life-changing programs, and build supportive relationships with peers and caring adults. Click here to view our 2015 Impact Report.
8th Annual Movie Trivia Night – November 2015 raises over $80,000 for Boys & Girls Clubs of Lincoln/Lancaster County
Click here to read the L Magazine article about the event.
Photo highlights from the event – click on thumbnail to see full size picture.
|2015 Trivia Champions
Union Bank & Trust as the many faces of Jim Carrey
|2015 Costume Winners
Scheels as The Lego Movie
|2015 Table Decorations Winners
Cornhusker Bank as Up
Click on the image below to read L Magazine article on the history Boys & Girls Club in Lincoln: