Your gift will help change lives one child and family at a time!

$40 will provide food for George and Teddy,
on-site therapy dogs who provide much
love and comfort.
$111 will provide one hour of Outpatient
treatment for a child or family.
$200 will provide clothing and personal care
items for one of the 12 boys in our
Therapeutic Group Home.
$555 will provide art,therapy, and school
supplies for Therapists to use with
children participating in treatment.
$1,000 will provide snacks and dinner for
a month for children participating in the
Extended Day Treatment Program.

Thank you for your support!

Reaching Out

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.

Back-To-School: Supplies You Can Donate

Back-To-School: Supplies You Can Donate

Ah yes, another year, another back-to-school season. The time has come when children and their families line the aisles searching for every last item on their teacher’s “Please bring with you” list. But for some students, back-to-school shopping can be an incredibly stressful time.

For many families, back-to-school shopping brings a whole new set of financial worries for the fall. However, we as a community can come together and support one another. If you want to help make a difference and support children and families in need within your community, check out our list of school supplies you can donate.

1. Backpacks. Backpacks aren’t always thought of as school supplies, but many students can’t afford something to carry their supplies in. Consider giving a gently used or new backpack to a child in need for this upcoming school year.

2. Three-ring binders. Three-ring binders are always a necessity for school, so see if you can find some you can donate to a local school or nonprofit organization.

3. Notebooks. What better to go inside those three-ring binders than notebooks themselves? Whether they’re wide-ruled or college-ruled, notebooks are always needed.

4. Folders. Two-pocket folders are useful for students of all ages. Check out your local store to see how many you can find and give to your community.

5. Rulers. Many younger students often need quality rulers when working on homework. Rulers are a great supply that can help students through math and more.

6. Pencils. Every student—young and old—needs pencils. Mechanical versus traditional may be up for discussion, but your gift will be important no matter what.

7. Pens. To go along with the pencils, of course.

8. Markers. For more youthful students, using markers is a fun and creative way to learn. Even a few packs of donated markers can go a long way in making a student’s day.

9. Crayons. We all remember the social power crayons had in elementary school. Help students feel included by donating quality crayon boxes to organizations in your community.

10. Pencil box. What better place to keep all of these supplies than in their very own pencil box? Get creative and fun with the pencil boxes you pick out to give to students.

11. Scissors. We should not run with them, but we definitely need them. Scissors of all sizes are a great item to donate to local schools.

12. Index cards. These may be more necessary for older students, but still a great donation item to give to others.

13. Erasers. Because we all make mistakes.

14. Boxes of tissues. You may wonder, “Why?” But the teacher thinks, “Thank you!” Tissues are an important part of any classroom.

15. Colored pencils. Finally, have fun with your donation by picking out beautiful colored pencils to give to a student in need.

This list is only the beginning of items you can donate to schools and nonprofit organizations in your community. Pick some out next time you go shopping for an extra splash of altruism this back-to-school season.

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