Annual Holiday Drive
making a difference
The Jullia Rose Foundation is in the business of changing and shaping lives. The work we do at our non-profit is aimed at helping children in our area have the best life that they can. We do little things all year and at the end of each year we choose one big project. We call it our annual holiday drive. Service Call, a local home remodeling and repair business in Lincoln, has sponsored all of our holiday drives. Thank you to Service Call and all of our donors for your generosity and support of the Jullia Rose Foundation.
Project Lifesaver Kearney Ne/Buffalo County
Our organization knows Project Lifesaver well. We know that there was a need in our community of Lincoln/Lancaster county. We also know that it is a needed service in other areas on our state. Welcome Kearney to the PLS family!
According to CDC numbers for 2022 1 in 54 children has autism. Many of which are prone to wandering. Project Lifesaver is a tracking device that can be worn by the child so police officers with PL tracking equipment can find them in minutes.
Grand Island/Hall County Project Lifesaver
Grand Island/Hall county joined the Project Lifesaver family and have been trained with the lifesaving equipment. We are happy to add another county in Nebraska.
Cake My Day and Project Lifesaver Lincoln
We wanted to take a step back this year and look at our previous years work. We chose to dedicate our annual fundraiser to two of our previous projects Cake My Day and Project Lifesaver Lincoln. Money raised was split between these two very important programs.
Cake My Day!
Do you know a child in Lincoln, Nebraska who is having a birthday but might not have the means to celebrate?
We want all kids to feel special on their birthday. Simply go to Cake My Day and nominate a child for a cake to be delivered on their birthday! You can also volunteer or donate to this wonderful new program on the Cake My Day website.
Project Lifesaver Omaha/Douglas County
We saw a need for Project Lifesaver in Omaha Ne and knew we wanted to help protect the at risk children in that community.
Project Lifesaver is a tracking device for children with autism who wander.
About 1 in 59 children has been identified with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) according to estimates from CDC’s Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring (ADDM) Network According to a study done in 2012, 49% of children with autism had attempted to wander or run away. 65% of those incidents involved a close call with traffic, and 24% involved a close call with drowning.
For more information about Project Lifesaver in Omaha/Douglas county go to Autism Action Partnerships website.
Project Lifesaver Lincoln and Lancaster County
At The Jullia Rose Foundation, we are dedicated to helping children in need. We saw a need among children with autism. Approximately half of children with autism are prone to wander or elope from a safe environment.
Project Lifesaver is the premier search and rescue program operated internationally by public safety agencies, and is strategically designed for “at risk” individuals who are prone to the life threatening behavior of wandering. The primary mission of Project Lifesaver is to provide timely response to save lives and reduce potential injury for adults and children with the propensity to wander due to a cognitive condition.
For more information on Project Lifesaver in Lincoln/Lancaster county NE go to Autism Family Networks website.
Giving children a Voice. Ipads for Autism
Some children with autism are not able to communicate using their voice the way a typical child does. Some are completely non verbal but can use a tablet to communicate his or her wants and needs. Some need that extra help getting the right words out and a tablet can make a huge difference in their communication. We were able to purchase Ipads and cases for 29 nonverbal and semi nonverbal kids in the Lincoln area with autism.
Christmas Presents for Children. Food Bank.
Holiday Drive 2015 was dedicated to helping children at Christian Heritage Children's Home have the best Christmas ever! We purchased gifts for approximately 25 children. We also donated the rest of the money raised to the Lincoln Community Food Bank.
Helping The Community
Our first ever holiday drive was sponsored by Service Call, a local home repair and remodeling company. Service Call has continued to sponsor all of our holiday drives. We found a few families in Lincoln who needed repairs done on their homes and could not afford to pay for the repair work. Service Call did the work for the families at no charge to them.