All children deserve a chance.
Not just any chance, but a true opportunity
To have a childhood.
To reach their fullest potential.
More children are struggling with mental health issues today than ever before. In fact, behavioral and emotional disorders affect thousands of children right here in our community. And it is a sad truth that two-thirds of these kids never receive the help they need.
The good news is that treatment does work for those who receive it.
Child Guidance Center is dedicated to providing child-centered, family-focused mental health services in Lincoln. Utilizing a combination of unique programs and proven strategies to meet every individual's needs, we serve more than 2,000 children and adolescents each year.
The services we provide are available to all youth throughout the community, regardless of financial ability.
Make Room For Winter Clothes By Donating
Posted on 10/06/2014
While you’ve been stockpiling coats, gloves and scarves over the years, take a moment to give back some that you’ve accumulated. Narrow down your closet to the essentials so that someone else may be warm this fall and winter.
Set out on an epic closet sweep with the promise of helping people in need and a new organized closet. It can be difficult to let go the clothes that we once fell in love with. How about that outfit you wore on New Year’s Eve 2010? Or those shoes that were on sale at 50 percent off? We often justify holding onto certain clothing pieces, but it’s time to purge. Spend a couple hours on the weekend and resolve to finally rid your wardrobe of unnecessary items.
Ready to do it, but don’t know where to start? We know, cleaning out your closet can feel overwhelming and even impossible. Answer these seven questions to help you determine whether or not to keep a piece of clothing:
- Does this fit?
- Have I worn this in the last year?
- Is it likely I will ever wear this again?
- Does this accurately reflect my enduring style?
- Will this get damaged easily?
- Do I feel confident when I wear this?
- Is it well constructed?
These rules will help you reduce your fashion wardrobe easily and efficiently. Hopefully, you will be able to donate many clothes to people in need. After you’ve cleaned your closet, bag up the clothes and take them to the nonprofit’s location. Ask volunteers where the clothes are going, to feel more involved in your donation.
Once you’ve done it, be an inspiration to others. Invite your friends to clean out their closets, too!