Welcome to the Encouragement Unlimited website! 

We hope that you would join the "army of encouragers" and look to make a difference through the power of encouragement!


Encouragement Unlimited, Inc. was founded to "make encouraging and inspiring others a way of life."

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MESSAGE FROM ENCOURAGEMENT FOUNDER JOHN LEONARD HARRIS

During this challenging time in our world we have chosen to "stay encouraged" and to spend our time encouraging others.  With that said, we have two important projects going on right now.

The first project is our Encouragement Care Package project (see pics and story link below) and the second is our Encouragement Postcard projectWe want to make sure that with all that is happening that people realize that "all hope is not lost."

We ask that you and your family stay safe by adhering to the requested guidelines of your state officials.  We will be back and better than ever; it's just going to take a little more time than first thought.  Check our Facebook page and this website for updates about what we are doing to provide a "hand up and a way out."

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Our three pillars of the organization are:


PROGRAMS  - We look to build hope by "filling in the gaps" with programming that truly meets the needs of individuals, families and our community. 


Programs include: “Encouraging the Arts,” “Dress to Impress Suit Giveaway,” “Manhood 101: Boys to Men Conference,” “No More, No Here Anti-Violence Rally,” “Can We Chat: Community Conversations with Police,” “Holiday Blessings Gift Card Project” and “Encouragement Care Package Project.”



PARTNERSHIPS - We realize that we do not have to "reinvent the wheel." We look for organizations that need the help that we can provide and believe what we believe.  We look forward to working with organizations that want to make a difference!  


Partnerships include: Sam’s Club (North LINCOLN), Lied Center for Performing Arts, Men‘s Wearhouse, Lincoln Police Department, Target Stores, Racquet Corner, Salvation Army, Bridges to Hope, and Clyde Malone Community Center.



POSTCARDS - We believe in the "power of encouragement" and offer encouragement through our postcards to people all across the country.  We always offer postcards to those who want to "join the army of encouragers" and will send encouragement to those in their sphere of influence. 


Over 15,000 sent out!


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ENCOURAGEMENT CARE PACKAGE HELPS PEOPLE IN NEED DURING THE COVID-19 CRISIS

What better time for encouragement than in a time of crisis?  We always believe that the time is right to seek to make a difference by encouraging others in some way.  Our ENCOURAGEMENT CARE PACKAGE project was just one way that we could help individuals, families and the homeless in our community.

Our initial intent was to make about eight (8) care packages, but with the help of the community and people across the country, we have made (and delivered) fifty (50) care packages and will be making another twenty (20) bags for the homeless, bringing that total to sixty (60).

We would appreciate your help!  Use the donation options (below) to give your generous tax-deductible donation to help us in this effort!.

Donate using:
PayPal: PayPal.Me/JohnHarris220

Cashapp: $MrEncouragement
Venmo: @John-Harris-514

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See the story by Nicole Griffith about our Encouragement Care Package project broadcast April 1st on KOLN/KGIN channel 10/11.

https://www.1011now.com/content/news/harris-family-packages--569302351.html?fbclid=IwAR0s74wA7M-wo-xxFMxKv4uSXr29vjI065l-AAf-EloSWmPIrO2mbh0oG98 


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NOTICE: The Men's Wearhouse has discontinued their National Suit Drive ending our partnership and this event.  We are considering ways to continue the program ourselves.

Our thirteenth "Dress to Impress" Suit Giveaway was held September 21st at the Clyde Malone Community Center


For the 13th year Encouragement Unlimited, Inc. had a successful event helping men "dress to impress."  This partnership with the Men's Wearhouse has been an important part of our outreach to the local community.  We are so grateful for all of the donors who helped us to provide these great suits and accessories for the men who took advantage of this opportunity.

"Encouraging Moments" Coupon Books helps to make lasting memories!

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Link (Click on this Link to go to our DONATIONS/PRODUCTS page so that you can order yours today!  Only $10, (on sale now for $7.50) . . .  buy more than one and give it away.

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Join the "army of encouragers" with our postcards.  The postcards come in sets of 20 with a variety of encouraging words printed on the bottom.  All you have to do is write an "encouraging note" on the back of the card and put it in the mail. 

Order yours using the link below: https://www.encouragementunlimited.org/apps/webstore/products/show/5184961

 

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Contact us:



Encouragement Unlimited, Inc.
c/o John Leonard Harris
P. O. Box 84734
Lincoln, NE 68501
402-309-9411
Email: mr.encouragement@gmail.com

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Apply for the Hill Memorial Nursing Scholarship in honor former nurses, Twyla Hill and Sue Hill.  Click the link below to know more.

ENCOURAGE UNLIMITED PRODUCTS STORE UPCOMING

We will be selling those items that allow us to be the messengers of help, hope and healing that we have been for 18 years.  Stay tuned and we should have the store page up and running soon.

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Donate today to support the ongoing charitable work of Encouragement Unlimited, Inc.
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Donate using:
PayPal: PayPal.Me/JohnHarris220
Cashapp: $MrEncouragement
Venmo:
@John-Harris-514
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Our friend, Dr. Peter VonDoersten from Missoula, Montana took his ENCOURAGE SOMEONE TODAY wristband with him as he climbed a mountain in Africa.

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Thanks to the students at Scott Middle School for making this sign for us.

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John Leonard Harris' book offers "PRACTICAL WISDOM"

Link (click on this Link (LEFT) to go to the lulu.com page to purchase the book)
OR
Use the link (ABOVE)  to order from our website and receive the book directly from our stock (based on availability).  If we do not have any, we will notify you and encourage you to get the book from www.lulu.com.

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Encouragement Unlimited receives two awards for service to the community


Encouragement Unlimited, Inc. president John Leonard Harris with Dr. Colleen Jones presenting him with the mentoring award given in honor of her late husband, Dr. Melvin Jones, former Vice Chancellor for Business and Finance at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

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John was awarded the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. “Wall of Honor” recognition for his contribution to promoting diversity and contributing to the betterment of the city of Lincoln. 

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  Suit Drive Report on Channel 8 (2016)

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