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When Lincoln Comes Together, BIG Things Happen 

For 24 hours, on Give to Lincoln Day, every donation given to Heartland Big Brothers Big Sisters is made bigger by matching funds. It is one special day when everyone in Lincoln is asked to make a donation showing their support for the organizations that contribute so much to our great city.

Gifts Given on May 26th Make a BIG Impact

Every donation given makes a bigger impact because HBBBS will also get a proportional share of a $300,000 challenge match fund provided by Lincoln Community Foundation and their sponsors. (For example, if HBBBS received 1% of the total donations given on Give to Lincoln Day, we will get an additional $3,000 from the Challenge Match Fund.) Additionally, West Gate Bank donor drawings will occur hourly on Give to Lincoln Day. An online donor will be selected at random and $300 will be added to their nonprofit gift.


Go to and Give BIG

On May 26th, gifts can be made to Heartland Big Brothers Big Sisters online at from 12am to 11:59pm, or in person at Lincoln Community Foundation office between 8am and 5pm. Minimum donation is $10. Donations can be scheduled in advance, starting May 1st. Scheduled gifts will be counted in the dollars raised on Give to Lincoln Day and qualify for matching funds. Go to the website to see: dollars raised, donors per nonprofit and prizes awarded, in real time.

HBBBS Has BIG Plans for Give to Lincoln Day 2016

Heartland Big Brothers Big Sisters is hoping to raise $5,000 (or more!) on Give to Lincoln Day this year. As a way to thank our awesome donors, we will be offering free baked goods to everyone who makes a "DOUGHnation" to our Give to Lincoln Day fund. Bigs and Littles will be baking up a storm and bringing the treats to the HBBBS office and at our GTLD headquarter location at Tower Square at 13th and P for donors to enjoy.

You can also check out our colorful half-block of sidewalk chalk hopscotch near 13th and P on May 26th. Local agencies have been asked to decorate sidewalks in downtown Lincoln to celebrate Give to Lincoln Day and we have a few of our most artistic Bigs and Littles planning festive designs for our patch of pavement. Be sure to head downtown to take a look that day or follow our Facebook page for pictures.

We hope everyone will help us reach our Give to Lincoln Day 2016 goal to make our community an even better place to be! 


Date Created: 5/16/2016

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