Community Service and Giving
The main goal of Lincoln Laboratory Community Outreach (LLCO) Community Service and Giving is to engage Lincoln Laboratory employees in activities to support worthy causes and contribute to the overall quality of life within and outside of our community. We strive to raise awareness to local needs by organizing fundraising and outreach events that support selected charity organizations. The LLCO tries to provide a diverse range of opportunities for employees to volunteer their time and resources.
- Support Our Troops program
- National Multiple Sclerosis Society's Bike & Hike the Berkshires
- Alzheimer's Association Greater Boston Memory Walk
- Food and Clothing Drives
Coats for Kids Drive - Lincoln Laboratory Community Outreach will collect warm coats from 13 October to 5 December for the Coats for Kids Drive sponsored by Anton's Cleaners.
Veterans Fun Run - The Lincoln Laboratory Veterans Network (LLVETs) will participate in the Fifth Annual Veterans Fun Run on 8 November at the Bedford VA Medical Center. All proceeds support deployed military members of the Air Force Association and their families in the local community. Visit the site to register!
Giving Tree - The annual Giving Tree event is being held 28 November to 19 December. Gift items and food donations were distributed in our community through Somebody Cares, an organization that distributes to many local charities benefiting the elderly and the needy.
Support Our Troops
The Support Our Troops program has had such an overwhelming response, a separate page has been established. Please refer to LLCO's Support Our Troops page for an explanation of the program and a sample of thank you letters from recipients.
Last year, more than 200 care packages were mailed to 37 different troops. If you would like to provide addresses of military service members to receive packages, please send the information to the Support Our Troops Coordinator or firstname.lastname@example.org.
A Donation Drive & Care Package Event was held by Troop Support in December. Generous donations and eager volunteers helped provide $1182 to send holiday surprises and supplies for soldiers serving overseas.
A Family Packing Event was held in March to give children a chance to show their gratitude to our soldiers. A total of 105 boxes were filled, taped, and delivered to 21 troops currently deployed in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Boston Heart Walk - Lincoln Laboratory's Heart Walk Team raised $5,414, beating this year's fundraising goal of $5000. Find out information about the walk or visit our Team Page and contribute to help educate America about cardiovascular disease.
Bike & Hike The Berkshires - Hikers enjoyed the views and trails of Mt. Greylock, while cyclists experienced the rolling terrain of Berkshire County, all while taking in scenic towns and supporting the National MS Society. The MIT Lincoln Laboratory Team met their goal and beat it by 148%, raising a total of $7,420.
Harbor to the Bay - Team Lincoln rides 125 miles from Boston to Provincetown to raise awareness of HIV infection and improve awareness of HIV/AIDS care and services. Lincoln community support helped our 5-member team, Team Lincoln, raise a total of $3165.
Autumn Escape Bike Trek - The Lincoln team, The Mechanix, rides 160 miles from Plymouth to Provincetown, MA to support the American Lung Association. The team set a fundraising goal of $2500 for this year’s ride, but raised a total of $6,820 with support of the Lincoln community.
Soldier Ride Boston - Lincoln Laboratory's Veterans Network participated in Soldier Ride Boston, cycling 30 to 60 miles to support the Wonded Warrior Project. The Lincoln Team surpassed their $3500 goal to raise a total of $5,030.
Walk to End Alzheimer's - The Lincoln Laboratory Alzheimer's Awareness and Outreach Team breezed past their fundraising goal of $25,000, and raised a total of $33,884, placing them as the #1 team in the Greater Boston Walk, and #20 in the nation!
Wounded Warrior Disc Golf Tournament - The Lincoln Laboratory Veterans Network hosted a disc golf tournament at Hanscom Field in August benefitting the Wounded Warrior Project. Please contact npeterson@LL.mit.edu to contribute.
Run to Home Base - Lincoln Laboratory Veterans member Daniel O'Gorman participated in Run to Home Base, serving veterans with combat stress and traumatic brain injury. O'Gorman ran 9K through Boston, finishing at Fenway Park across home plate. Please visit the site and contribute to O'Gorman's team, BlazenHazen, to ensure that local veterans who served our country receive the clinical treatment they need for combat stress and traumatic brain injury.
Walk for Hunger - The newly-formed Lincoln Laboratory Walk for Hunger Team participated in Project Bread's 46th Walk in Boston on May 4. Donations are still being accepted at the Team website. The team raised $555 but would still like to reach their goal of $1000.
TeamWalk for CancerCare - The Lincoln Laboratory team walking in Lowell General Hospital's annual walk for cancer on May 18 in Lowel raised $5,365 to support cancer patients.
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