Lincoln Financial Volunteers Support Nonprofits During United Way Days of Caring

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Lincoln Financial Volunteers Support Nonprofits During United Way Days of Caring

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Building strong, vital communities is not only intrinsic to our values; it’s our responsibility. It 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, when employees across the company’s six key cities volunteer their time at local nonprofits.

Lincoln Financial employees, such as these Day of Caring volunteers in Philadelphia, help their communities by addressing the issues that keep children from achieving success.

Lincoln Financial employees, such as these Day of Caring volunteers in Philadelphia, help their communities by addressing the issues that keep children from achieving success.

This year, Lincoln Financial employees volunteered to meet a wide range of community needs. Working with organizations that address issues of families in transition, to nonprofits that focus on student achievement, employees strive to help people live fuller lives, with greater opportunities for themselves and the people they care about.

Employee reading a story to children at a Freedom School afterschool program in Greensboro, NC.  Focused on literacy, Freedom Schools are located around the country and operate during the summer months and afterschool during the school year.

Employee reading a story to children at a Freedom School afterschool program in Greensboro, NC. Focused on literacy, Freedom Schools are located around the country and operate during the summer months and afterschool during the school year.

In partnership with the Eagles Charitable Foundation (ECF), for example, employees provided vision screenings for 1261 children in the Greater Philadelphia area. The screenings identified 240 children who needed additional vision care. Over the span of 10 days, volunteers visited nine schools and beginning with kindergarteners, screened as many students as possible throughout the day. “Thanks so much for giving your time to make a deep impact in the classrooms of Philadelphia,” said Rachel Weiner, director of Vision Programs, ECF. “A pair of glasses can change a child’s outlook on school and ability to succeed in life.”

Since its inception, Lincoln’s participation in UW’s Day of Caring has promoted the spirit and value of volunteerism, increased awareness of local agencies and demonstrated what people working together can accomplish.

Employees in Concord getting ready to roll-up of their sleeves for a full day of park restoration.

Employees in Concord getting ready to roll-up of their sleeves for a full day of park restoration.

Congratulations Lincoln National Corporation!