Our Promise To You

As a SPIRIT LIFTER, we know that you have a strong vision and commitment to supporting individuals, youth, and families affected by addiction so we offer a variety of ways to stay connected with the work and impact that your donations are  helping to achieve. Our website offers regularly-updated information about CNCAA’s programs. You’ll receive regular email communications from us highlighting news and information, including notification when our Annual Report is available online. And of course, you’re welcome to join us on Facebook and Instagram to stay connected and engaged via social media.

Why Give Monthly

Together, we can end the stigma toward addiction and continue to empower individuals, families, and youth on the path toward recovery.

Your monthly donation allows us to take a planned, long-term approach. As a Spirit Lifter, you work side-by-side with us, upholding the vision of our founder, Don Marquard.

Monthly giving means low administration costs, which means that more of your money goes to where it’s needed most: youth prevention, community   education,* intervention, and ongoing support.

*In 2019, 937 youth ages 0-18 and 2,091 adults ages 19 and older were served through CNCAA’s educational programs.

Your Donation Beyond…

Your monthly gift provides youth the skills and confidence to make healthy choices, and say no to drugs, alcohol, negative peer pressure, and bullying.

  • Youth are connected to at least one caring adult.
  • Youth experience an increased number of Developmental Assets.

“My child seems more understanding to the idea that her addicted parent is ill and it’s not her fault ““My child is talking more about ways to say no to drugs/alcohol; also talking to dad about his drinking and encouraging him to stop.”

Your monthly gift builds community awareness to shift social norms, provides professional development, a safe place to openly discuss addiction, recovery, and community responsibility and resources.

  • Individuals identify and have increased positive replacement behaviors.
  • Individuals and family members report improvement in their assertiveness and/or communication skills.

“… the CNCAA staff have been kind, knowledgeable, and had a sincere desire to help in any way they could. In my experience here I learned more than I ever expected, and left feeling much better than I did when I came.”

Your monthly gift empowers families with the tools to share concerns about a loved one’s addiction and provide them with the help they need to move toward recovery.

  • Nearly 100% of parents or other caregivers indicate that they are better prepared to talk to their child(ren) about alcohol, tobacco and other drugs after having their child(ren) participate in Kids Power! or Discovery Kids programming.
  • 75% of individuals will enter a program of recovery.

“CNCAA staff had visited while I was in treatment at St. Francis ADTC. Thank you for supporting my recovery!”

Your monthly gift creates long-term sustainable change and assists in breaking the cycle of generational addiction.

  • Youth demonstrate improved coping and life management skills.
  • Youth learn coping and life skills that will empower them to break the cycle of addiction.

“I feel passionate about spreading any type of help for families going through the devastation of addiction. More importantly, showing families that there is hope and solutions to live a beautiful, fun, and peace-filled life.”

Funding & Expenditures

FUNDING SOURCES

EXPENDITURES

COMMITTED TO OPENNESS AND ACCOUNTABILITY

Our financials are independently audited, while our volunteer Board of Directors sets and exceeds high standards in governance. You can count on the highest standards when it comes to use and stewardship of your generous donations.

Your contribution will be used to support our organization’s day-to-day operations and expenses. Some examples include but are not limited to purchasing meals and snacks for youth programs, printing program material, supplementing the lending library, implementing community events, and general upkeep. Thank you for your trust and confidence that your monthly donation will be fully used to support the ongoing needs to continue CNCAA’s mission and our founder’s vision. *In 2019, 937 youth ages 0-18 and 2,091 adults ages 19 and older were served through CNCAA’s educational programs.

Frequently Asked Questions

You can become a monthly sponsor – that is, a “SPIRIT LIFTER” – for any amount you like, however, to help us apply your support in the most cost-effective manner, we recommend a minimum commitment of $15 per month. Even more important than the size of your donation is the commitment you are making to providing regular support each month. Whether it’s $25,  $42, or $84 (or more) per month, you can rest assured knowing that you are supporting programs that have a deep and long-lasting effect on children, families and entire communities through a flexible and cost-efficient method of donation.

The short answer is yes! The slightly longer answer is that while we can ensure that your donation is applied directly to a specific program, the         communications you receive will continue to provide all of CNCAA’s updates. However, monthly undesignated giving is the most cost-effective giving option, as tracking, processing and administration is minimal. “Undesignated” funds – meaning that they are applied to all of CNCAA’s programs and activities on a pre-planned and as-needed basis. Again, thank you for your trust and confidence that your monthly donation will be fully used to      support the ongoing needs to continue CNCAA’s mission and our founder’s vision.

Our online form makes it easy to setup pre-authorized payments from your checking account or credit card. We can also meet in person or on the phone to set up your initial payment.

Monthly donors receive one official charitable tax receipt in January (in time to prepare your taxes) for the total amount of your donations for the  previous year. You will also receive an emailed receipt each month after your gift is processed. If you have misplaced your tax receipt or have any   inquiries about receipting, please contact our office to speak with our Executive Director or Development Coordinator at 308-385-5520.

Yes. We prepare and print an annual report each year that contains summary audited financial statements (if you would like a printed copy mailed to you, please let us know). We also post our annual report and our full audited financial statements online.

Yes, the Central Nebraska Council on Alcoholism and Addictions, Inc. has been a registered 501(c)3 non-profit with the IRS since 1967. The tax identification number is  47-0497735.

The CARES Act—the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act Enhanced Charitable Giving Incentives

  • Temporary Universal Charitable Deduction—Taxpayers who do not itemize their deductions can take a one-time deduction of up to $300 for gifts made to charitable organizations. The provision is intended only for the year 2020; however, in the text of the bill, it states taxable years “beginning in 2020 …” and does not include a sunset date, thus it conceivably could extend beyond 2020. The deduction is ONLY for gifts of cash made in calendar year 2020 and does not cover other types of gifts or contributions made to donor-advised funds or private foundations.
  • Suspends the 60 percent adjusted gross income limitation for individuals’ charitable contributions for the year 2020. In a typical year, individuals can only take a charitable deduction of up to 60 percent of their adjusted gross income, no matter how much they give. For 2020, there is no limit, making cash contributions fully deductible.
  • Increases the cap on how much corporations may deduct for charitable gifts from 10 percent of taxable income to 25 percent. In addition, the limitation on deductions for food donations by corporations increases from 15 percent to 25 percent in 2020.

**This is provided for informational purposes only and is not legal advice. Please seek financial assistance from your tax accountant.

Source: https://afpglobal.org/news/cares-act-charitable-giving-incentives

Planned Giving

Grow your gift by creating a legacy through CNCAA. Please talk with your attorney about designating a gift in your will to the Central Nebraska Council on Alcoholism and Addictions, Inc.’s Foundation. Your gift will continue to grow through our Foundation’s endowment fund. CNCAA’s Foundation Tax Identification Number is 47-0738750.

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Heartland United Way

When you give through Heartland United Way’s annual campaign, you are supporting CNCAA. We are a proud partner agency! When you make your pledge, you have the ability to designate a percentage of your gift to as many partner agencies that are near and dear to your heart, including CNCAA! Click here for the HUW Pledge Form. 

For assistance in making your gift, please call Sandy Yager, Development Coordinator.

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When You Shop Online

CNCAA believes in supporting local small businesses, but we understand there is sometimes a need to shop online. When that need arises please consider adding a gift to CNCAA. We are currently registered:

When visiting these websites, make sure to search for our legal name, Central Nebraska Council on Alcoholism and Addictions, Inc.

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Supporting Our Needs

A great, low-cost way to support our youth programs is to donate goods! When you give in this way, our grant dollars stretch even more! Please consider adding CNCAA to your list of non-profits you support through your local church, school, group, or business. 

Our Current Needs: 

  • paper goods (plates, napkins, paper towels, toilet paper)
  • sanitize wipes
  • cases of water
  • new, never been used, board games
  • bulk prepackaged, store bought snacks
  • gift cards to McDonald’s, Pizza Hut, Little Caesars, and Subway
  • gift cards to local grocery and big box stores
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Volunteer at CNCAA

Nothing is more valuable than time, and the time you put into CNCAA truly makes a difference.  We are always looking for volunteers.  Please visit our volunteer page to view details and fill out a volunteer application.

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Mission Moments

This organization has a staff of people genuinely committed to helping their community! Every time I’ve called or visited, the people there have been kind, knowledgeable, and had a sincere desire to help in any way they could. In my experience here I learned more than I ever expected, and left feeling much better than I did when I came.
Sam M., Drug education class participant
He’s more focused, well mannered, and he has better self-esteem.
Parent of a Discovery Kids participant
My child now has an increased knowledge and awareness, especially after reading and going over the homework and other paper brought home from the program.
Parent of a Discovery Kids participant
Since Discovery Kids, she has shown a lot more responsibility and is trying to be more of a leader.
Parent of a Discovery Kids participant
The program is a different approach to teach a child about important issues. These issues can be really hard to talk about.
Parent of a Discovery Kids participant
My son has a better judgement when selecting foods and choosing foods lower in fat. The whole family has learned a lot too!
Parent of a CATCH Kids Club participant
I liked the program. You shared an important message to our kids, such as how to prevent problems with alcohol and drugs. Thank you!
Parent of a Discovery Kids participant
I think the program is wonderful and my child loves to go to CATCH Kids Club!
Parent of a CATCH Kids Club participant
My son runs, walks, and jumps on the trampoline more often. We also go for walks to the park more often as a family.
Parent of a CATCH Kids Club participant
The first time I attended Tree of Hope, I was living at Hope Harbor two years ago. Representatives of CNCAA had visited while I was in treatment at St. Francis ADTC. What wonderful gifts and literature I have purchased from the store. I plan to utilize the tobacco free program in the future. Thank you for supporting my recovery!
Michelle B., (9/20/14 - present)
Kids Power 2 helps me to be drug free and helps me with my mom’s problem.
Addison, Kids Power 2 participant
I feel passionate about spreading any type of help for families going through the devastation of addiction. More importantly, showing families that there is hope and solutions to live a beautiful, fun, and peace-filled life.
Mia W., Past CNCAA Board Member
Being a part of an organization that cares so much about the community is a place I want to be. Until we, as community members, come together as a force to educate those needing assistance, we struggle. CNCAA has mission to be that force.
Melissa A., Past CNCAA Board Member
CNCAA helped me in the very beginning of my recovery process with their wonderful lending library.
Jolene S., Past CNCAA Board Member
I always visited to get medallions, cards, or books. Staff was always friendly and helpful. The Council was very important to my daughter and that is what made me want to get involved. I had not realized all the kids programs offered, but that is the main reason I want to stay involved. Prevention is key. Thank you Connie and staff for all you do!
Jo G., Past CNCAA Board Member
Thank you! Kids Power gave us HOPE!
Crystal C., Parent of a Kids Power participant
Kids Power really helped my children cope with a life changing effect of alcoholism. It gave them the tools and confidence to get through.
Dan D., CNCAA Board Member
I like getting together to see friends at Kids Power 2 that I don’t usually get to see. I am concerned for my friends. Kids Power 2 is fun and so is getting to go to Timberlake.
Autumn, Kids Power 2 participant

Photos in testimonials are random and do not necessarily portray the author of the statement.

Reach Out Today

Hope and help are just a moment away. Contact us today.

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