Caring for Clinton Drive offered through Dec. 12

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Caring for Clinton Drive offered through Dec. 12

Andy Little and Dee Ebbeka load up donations to take to Clinton Elementary School
Andy Little and Dee Ebbeka load up donations to take to Clinton Elementary School.

The School of Natural Resources (SNR) has begun its annual effort to wrap Clinton Elementary School students in warmth through its Caring for Clinton Campaign, which runs through Dec. 12 at Hardin Hall, 3310 Holdrege St., Lincoln.

Donations will be collected in the Hardin Hall main lobby.

The elementary school, just a couple of blocks from SNR, sees a higher percentage of students and their families living in poverty than much of Lincoln, according to Linda Kern, family care coordinator with the school, and 100% of its 400 students are on free- or reduced-price lunches. Families often struggle to make their dollars stretch far enough to cover food, housing, utility and clothing costs.

The annual drive seeks to plug that gap, collecting donations of winter coats, warm gloves, clothing and monetary or gift card donations, which later are distributed to families for the holiday season.

#### Specific items include:

Boys/girls coats: Size 3-4 T, 7/8, 10/12, 14/16,18-20 or extra-large

Boys jeans: Size 6/8, 10/12 and 14/16

Warm long-sleeved t-shirts: Size small through extra-large

Hooded sweatshirts: Size small through extra-large

Girls leggings: Size small (6-6x), medium (7-8), large (10-12), extra large (14-16) and adult small/medium

Boys underwear: Size 4, 6/8 and 10/12

Girls underwear: Size 4, 6/8, 10/12 and 14/16

Kid sized hats and gloves. No adult sizes.

Accepted items from the Dollar Tree are gallon-size laundry detergent, male and female deodorant, toilet paper, full-size body wash and body lotion, shampoo, full-size toothpaste and soft toothbrushes.

Do not include adult clothing as well as bathing suits, shorts, summer clothing, dresses, boys dress clothing and well worn shoes/boots. The children need clothing that will get them through the winter as that seems to be the time of most need. Many families are struggling and would appreciate knowing we will be able to help them with winter clothing as well as outerwear.

Donations can also be made [online]( Type in “Clinton Emergency Fund” under the donation amount.

If donations are made online, email Dee Ebbeka the amount at

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