Lincoln Tech Gives Back to the Community
The idea of giving back to the community comes naturally for Lincoln Tech. Lincoln’s first campus opened back in 1946 with the sole purpose of helping returning WWII vets get re-trained to become invaluable members of their towns, cities and communities. As we get closer to Thanksgiving, a day where we celebrate all we are thankful for, we are also reminded of those less fortunate than ourselves. Lincoln campuses across the country take part in a variety of events for their students, faculty and staff to help carry on the Lincoln Tech tradition.
Campuses in Eight States Help Out
Lincoln’s Columbia MD campus was recently sponsored the St. John the Baptist Church’s Annual 5K Run, Walk and Roll Event. The goal of the event is to raise awareness and money for research and curative solutions for Sickle Cell, as well as improve the quality of life for those who struggle with the disease. Columbia’s Campus President Cory Hughes served as Grand Marshall, and the campus’ Career Services team, along with numerous local dignitaries, attended the event. Stealing the show were the Baltimore Ravens President Dick Cass, QB Lamar Jackson, Wide Receivers Miles Boykin and Willie Snead IV, Safety Chuck Clark, and former QB Bobby Engram and his family. The Engrams started the Bobbi Engram Foundation, another sponsor of the event, to honor their daughter who passed away from Sickle Cell. The campus team left with a heartwarming feeling of hope, courage, and opportunities for life. It was a great kick off to the month of giving thanks and a heart full of gratitude.
The Rhode Island campus will be busy over the next few weeks, as the Practical Nursing Department Student Nurse Organization (SNO) is hosting a Coat Drive (new or gently used) until November 18th. The SNO will also be collecting non-perishables for the holidays, and classes will be competing for prizes, based on the most items collected. The donations will go to the Rhode Island Food Bank. The Peer Leaders are scheduling a dress down day November 21st, and participants will donate non-perishable food items for Thanksgiving baskets that will be raffled to day and evening students. Any extras will be donated to the RI Food Bank. Last but not least, there is also a campus-wide Giving Tree.
Working with the Center for Food Action (CFA), Lincoln Tech’s Mahwah campus became a designated drop off location for food donations to help local families. The goal is to provide more than 3,000 families with the ingredients needed to prepare a delicious holiday dinner – turkey, yams, cranberry sauce, stuffing, gravy and more. Also, the Practical Nursing Student Council at Lincoln’s Paramus campus is doing a food drive for the local community that runs through November 20th.
Georgia, Illinois & Pennsylvania
The Marietta, GA Lincoln Tech campus is hosting a canned food drive run by their National Technical Honor Society. They are accepting donations until November 25th.
Lincoln Tech's Melrose Park campus in Illinois collected food for the Hope and Friendship Foundation October 28th – November 8th. Students, as well as different departments, had a friendly competition to see who gathered the most.
When the staff at Lincoln’s Philadelphia campus found out that some of their students didn’t have plans for Thanksgiving day, they decided to host a “Friendsgiving” on campus. The school brought in turkey and all the employees brought in their own favorite side dishes. The feast was thoroughly enjoyed by the students and their families.
In New Britain, CT, the Lincoln campus is hosting a Food Drive 11/18 – 12/20 and will be collecting non-perishable items to donate to the New Britain Food and Resource Center (NBFRC). NBFRC’s mission is to increase food security in New Britain’s northwestern region by providing a holistic safety net of services to those who need help in a variety of areas.
At the Shelton, CT campus, each department has a box to fill with canned goods. The collected items will be delivered on November 26th to the Bridgeport Rescue Mission and Spooner House of Shelton.
Meanwhile, thanksgiving baskets are being filled with goodies that will be given to each class at Lincoln’s Somerville, MA campus, and one lucky student per class will win the basket. Each classroom will also receive a box to fill with donations of hats and gloves. The items will be collected on December 2nd and donated to a local charity. The campus also puts out a coat rack for donations to students in need.
If you’d like to help Lincoln Tech give back to the community, contact a campus near you to learn more about dropping off food, clothes or other needed items.