Giving Tuesday is a national campaign started in 2012 to promote giving to non-profit organizations across the country. In Lincoln, the People's City Mission says while they always accept monetary donations, what they really need is bottled water.
Financial Director Jeff Tyson says the shelter typically relies on leftover water donations to carry them through the winter, but because of mild temperatures this summer their bottled water supply is low.
The mission makes sack lunches for people that live at the shelter and even those on the street. The lack of water means people that utilize the sack lunches won't be able to hydrate properly.
"It's not water for people at the mission, we have folks here and we give them water and all the drinks they want, but we make a lot of sack lunches because a lot of people work," said People's City Mission Director, Pastor Tom Barber.
"A lot of times people don't have money to buy a pop or water, or anything to drink on the run, that's what they put in the sacks and that's what we need," said Pastor Tom.
If you're interested in making donations to the People's City Mission, you can drop off a case of water to the People's City Mission Shelter on 110 Q Street, or at the Homeless Prevention Center on 26th and O Street.