NSEA members recognize that many students in our schools are struggling. Some live without the basic necessities of food, clothing and shelter, despite the availability of social assistance programs. The NSEA established the Children's Fund in 1994 to fulfill modest and immediate needs of these students -- students encountered daily by NSEA members in their workplaces.
Supported by donations, the Children's Fund makes funds available to NSEA members who might otherwise reach into their own pocket to buy a warm coat or a new pair of shoes. In some cases, the Fund supplements other sources of assistance and cooperates with merchants to help a child with a more complex problem. The Fund will work to ensure that the physical, social and emotional needs of students do not stand in the way of their success in school.
How to Use the Children's Fund
There is never red tape or lengthy delay for members who want to use the fund. A simple toll-free call to the NSEA (800-742-0047) is usually all that is needed. All requests are handled discreetly and confidentially. Recipients are never identified or disclosed. Often it is the NSEA member involved who actually delivers the needed services. It is this personal nature of the Children's Fund operation that sets it apart from most traditional sources of financial assistance.
The generosity of Children's Fund donors has helped to pay for glasses, warm clothing, medical and dental needs of children; provided assistance to a family whose home and belongings were destroyed by fire; purchased a bus ticket for a child with no other means to get to school; and more. As a 501c(3) corporation, your contributions to the NSEA Children's Fund are tax deductible.
Won't you help a needy child today?
Complete this donation form, or call the NSEA at 1-800-742-0047, for more information.
On behalf of all the children of Nebraska, the 28,000 members of the NSEA thank you for your support.