Make a Donation

Your donations help Child Guidance Center reach more kids—helping their families heal and offering them a promising future. Your generosity will make Lincoln a better place to call home.

You can enrich a child’s life.
You can bring a family closer together.
You can strengthen the future of our community.

On behalf of the clients we serve, our heartfelt thanks for your support!

Building a Better Lincoln

Since 1949, Child Guidance Center has remained focused on making a difference in the community.

The work we do ensures that troubled children are given the opportunity to flourish and to become productive and contributing Lincoln citizens.

It is critical that we maintain and expand our services throughout Lincoln, as there are many children and families not currently getting the help they need. That’s why our commitment to serving all youth, regardless of financial ability, is so important. This responsibility, however, often leaves us with waiting lists and meager funding for programs. But you can help.

How To Help

How Your Gift Will Provide Hope and Healing  
$40         will provide two weeks of food for George and Teddy – Child Guidance Center on site therapy dogs who provide love and comfort.
$75         will purchase gas to provide transportation for children participating in the Extended Day Treatment program.
$150       will provide three children with a visit to our on-site psychiatrist for consultation and treatment.
$200       will provide clothing and personal care items for the boys in our Therapeutic Group Home.
$500       will provide five hours of therapy services for one client who is uninsured and can’t afford treatment. 

Give Now Online - Use your credit card to donate over our secure and simple payment form.

Give By Mail - Write a check payable to “Child Guidance Center” or ask us to charge your gift to a credit card. Please print, complete, and enclose our Donation Form for proper handling of your contribution.

Mailing address:
Child Guidance Center 
2444 “O” Street
Lincoln, NE 68510

Give By Phone - Call in your credit card information to 402-475-7666 between 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday-Friday and ask for the Public Relations Specialist.

Please provide: Credit Card Number, 3-Digit Security Code, Donation Amount, Expiration Date, Full Name, Address and Phone number

Give an Honorary or Memorial Gift - If you would like your check or credit card donation to allow us to serve the community in honor/memory of someone special, please print, complete, and enclose our Donation Form for proper handling off your contribution. Notification of tribute gifts will be mailed upon request.

Give In-Kind - Donate in-kind gifts to assist our low-income clients and enhance Child Guidance Center’s services and facilities. Please call 402-475-7666 for updates on current needs.

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Give Time, Services or Sponsorship - Individuals and corporations interested in supporting Child Guidance Center by sponsoring an event, contributing professional services, or volunteering time to help with fundraising efforts are welcome to Contact Us.

To Speak with a Staff Member about your Gift: 
Please contact Jenny Cardwell, CFRE, Development Director at or Whitney Kuhn, Marketing/Development Coordinator, at or call 402-475-7666. 

​​Did you know  - On December 18, 2015, President Obama signed into law the Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes (PATH) Act of 2015.  The PATH Act makes permanent the IRA Charitable Rollover, which allows donors aged 70 l/2 and above to make tax-free donations of up to $100,000 directly from their IRAs to qualified charities such as Child Guidance Center.  For questions, please contact your financial or tax advisor or contact Jenny Cardwell, CFRE, or 402-475-7666. 

Thank you for your support! 

List of frequent needs:

  • School supplies- notebooks, pens, pencils, backpacks
  • Art supplies- markers, crayons, construction paper, non-toxic paint
  • Household cleaning supplies
  • Children’s coats, gloves, and stocking hats
  • Gift cards to Walmart or Target to buy clothing for residents
  • Office supplies and furniture
  • Computers