Community involvement is one of the core principles upon which Lincoln Financial Group was built, and employees are empowered to participate in volunteer activities that support the communities where they live and work. This is particularly evident during the annual United Way (UW) Day of Caring, where hundreds of employees across each of the company’s six key cities, volunteer their time at local nonprofit agencies.
This year, employees had the opportunity to volunteer at several nonprofits in each of the key cities. At the Open Door Mission in Omaha, NE, about 100 volunteers were packing, stacking and shrink wrapping boxes of food to give to the hungry. Victoria Leuthold, development director at Open Door Mission, said the nonprofit serves between 7,000 to 10,000 people each month and welcomes the volunteers.
“We can’t replace this manpower,” Leuthold said. “Events like this can also help to give volunteers a new perspective. It humanizes homelessness and poverty. People were surprised to see children and babies here.”
In Merrimack County, NH, one in five Day of Caring volunteers was from Lincoln Financial. In other city locations, volunteers helped local agencies by stocking pantries, tutoring, conducting financial literacy workshops, painting, gardening, doing repair projects and assisting clients
Since its inception, Lincoln’s participation in UW’s Day of Caring has promoted the spirit and value of volunteerism, increased the awareness of local agencies and demonstrated what people working together can accomplish.
Congratulations Lincoln Financial Group!