In the Community
Habitat For Humanity
While the REALTORS® Association of Lincoln supports many community initiatives, the main focus of our fundraising efforts is for the benefit of the Lincoln/Lancaster County chapter of Habitat for Humanity.
Over the past decade, the Association has donated over $100,000 to Habitat. The majority of those funds being raised at our annual golf tournament in the summer and a bowling tournament each winter.
Back Pack Program
The Food Bank of Lincoln’s BackPack Program began as a way of sending home back packs full of food home with students on a Friday to ensure that the students had access to nutritious food over the weekend. The program has grown and now 3500 back packs go home with students in 36 Lincoln public schools, 5 Lincoln Catholic schools and 39 rural communities in southeast Nebraska.
The REALTORS® Association of Lincoln’s Young Professionals committee plans a fun, family-focused fundraiser every year to raise funds for the BackPack Program. Our Family Skate Night occurs in late March/early April and provides an inexpensive night out for the community, while at the same time raising money for the program.
Check out the Community Calendar for the latest date and times.
Donations of new and gently used socks are encouraged at drop off sites throughout Lincoln during our annual sock drive. The socks will be distributed to the poor, homeless and near-homeless population using the services of the People’s City Mission and Homeless Prevention Center.
‘I Voted Today’ Stickers
For over twenty years, The REALTORS® Association of Lincoln has paid the entire cost of this nonpartisan promotion. This long-standing civic program receives tremendous community feedback. For each election cycle these familiar stickers are distributed across Lincoln through the Lancaster County Elections Commissioner’s office reminding citizens of their right to vote.
Make A Difference Day
Make A Difference Day is the largest national day of helping others – a celebration of neighbors helping neighbors. Each year the REALTORS® Association of Lincoln completes a different project to make their community better.