Center for People in Need helps kids go back to school - News, Weather and Sports for Lincoln, NE; KLKNTV.com

Center for People in Need helps kids go back to school

Posted: Updated:

By: Lauren Fabrizi
lfabrizi@klkntv.com

The Center for People in Need held its annual back to school fair to help children across Lincoln get ready for school.

Executive Director Beatty Brasch said the center has been doing this for nearly ten years, and this year the center helped over 4,000 children.

"We want students to go to school so they feel confident when they go," Brasch said. "So they will have the same items, same school supplies that other children have."

Everything from pencils, crayons and paper to backpacks and lunch boxes were provided for free. Beatty said it all is donated from individuals, businesses and churches in Lincoln.

Lynn Conley has been a volunteer with the Center for People in Need for years. She said the back to school fair would not be possible without all the volunteers.

"People come from all over the city," Conley said. "Young, old, school kids to people that have retired," Conley said.

Exec. Director Brasch said knowing the center is able to help so many children get ready for school is such a rewarding feeling.

"People frequently come up, they're very thankful," Brasch said. "A lot of them say, I don't know what I would have done if you hadn't have been here to help us go back to school."

The Center for People in need will continue the fair on Monday from 4 to 7 p.m. Brasch said low income families do not have to sign up in advance; they can register upon arrival.

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Frost denies Nebraska contract rumors

    Frost denies Nebraska contract rumors

    Frost denies Nebraska contract rumors

    UCF Head Coach Scott Frost shot down rumors that he had signed a seven-year deal worth $35-million to become Nebraska's next head coach, after Saturday's game at Temple.  According to the Orlando Sentinel, Frost said, "That's just totally false," when a reporter asked him about the rumors. UCF beat Temple 45-19 Saturday to improve to 10-0. Rumors have been swirling for several weeks that Scott Frost, a former National Champion quarterback at Nebraska, will replace Mi...

    More >>

    UCF Head Coach Scott Frost shot down rumors that he had signed a seven-year deal worth $35-million to become Nebraska's next head coach, after Saturday's game at Temple.  According to the Orlando Sentinel, Frost said, "That's just totally false," when a reporter asked him about the rumors. UCF beat Temple 45-19 Saturday to improve to 10-0. Rumors have been swirling for several weeks that Scott Frost, a former National Champion quarterback at Nebraska, will replace Mi...

    More >>
  • Lincoln man behind bars after assaulting officer

    Lincoln man behind bars after assaulting officer

    A Lincoln man is sitting in jail after striking two vehicles and a police officer.

    More >>

    A Lincoln man is sitting in jail after striking two vehicles and a police officer.

    More >>
  • Lincoln, Lancaster County highlight importance of adoption

    Lincoln, Lancaster County highlight importance of adoption

    Lincoln and Lancaster County hosted their 13th annual National Adoption Day event Saturday. 

    More >>

    Lincoln and Lancaster County hosted their 13th annual National Adoption Day event Saturday. 

    More >>
Powered by Frankly
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2017 KLKN. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.