The YMCA of Lincoln ( is set to host its second annual Bids for Kids online auction October 19-31. Bidding will open at 8 a.m. on Thursday, October 19, and conclude at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, October 31.

Auction proceeds benefit the YMCA’s Annual Fundraising Campaign – Strong Kids, which powers critical programs and activities that keep kids safe, people healthy and families strong. Through the campaign, the YMCA ensures all families have access to Y programming regardless of financial limitations. In 2022, the nonprofit provided over $650,000 in financial assistance to 6,300 individuals focusing on areas such as child care, before and after school programs, swim lessons, youth sports and more.

“We’re excited to showcase a variety of items and experiences generously donated by many businesses and community members,” shared Dani Bryant, Development Director for the Lincoln YMCA. “The online format allows community members to not only bid on items, but support a great cause from wherever they are.”

For more information along with a current list of auction items, visit Auction item donations are being accepted through October 19, and can be made by contacting

One of Lincoln’s largest nonprofit organizations focusing on youth development, healthy living and social responsibility, the YMCA of Lincoln has served the community for over 150 years – promoting positive values through programs that build spirit, mind and body for all. For more information, visit