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.
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.
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.
Congratulations Lincoln National Corporation!