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
Lincoln Laboratory Community Outreach is collecting warm coats from 14 October to 6 December for the Coats for Kids Drive sponsored by Anton's Cleaners. Items must be free of stains and rips. Donation boxes for the coat drive will be in the main cafeteria and at Forbes Road.
Veterans Fun Run
The Lincoln Laboratory Veterans Network (LLVETs) will participate in the Fourth Annual Veterans Fun Run on Saturday, 9 November at the Bedford VA Medical Center. All proceeds supported deployed military members of the Air Force Association and their families in the local community. To join, contact the LLVETS group at ext. 7686. Volunteers and race participants do not need to be veterans. Registration and check-in opens at 7:00 a.m. Ceremony begins at 8:45 a.m. The 10K will start at 9:00 a.m. and the 5K will start at 9:15 a.m. This race is open to all ages of runners and walkers!
Lincoln Laboratory Community Outreach is having the annual Giving Tree event 27 November to 18 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. Look for more information soon!
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 email@example.com.
A Donation Drive & Care Package Event was held by Troop Support in May. Generous donations and eager volunteers helped provide 150 boxes for soldiers serving overseas.
Heart Walk - The MIT Lincoln Laboratory Heart Walk Team walked in Boston on September 7 to support the American Heart Association in their efforts to prevent, treat and defeat cardiovascular diseases. Team co-captains Sue Curry or Sandy McLellan have helped raise $4,117 towards their $5,000 goal.
Bike & Hike the Berkshires - Team MIT LL hiked and biked on Saturday, 21 September in support of the in Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Society’s Bike and Hike the Berkshires annual event. The 13-member team has raised $7,528 towards their $10,000 goal.
Harbor to the Bay Bike Ride - For the first time, Team Lincoln participated in the Harbor to the Bay Bike Ride, a one-day bike ride from Boston to Provincetown, on Saturday, September 21. This year's ride supported the AIDS Action Committee of Massachusetts. This team raised $2,437 towards their goal.
Free to Breathe - Lincoln Laboratory volunteers participated in Chelmsford's Free to Breathe Lung Cancer 5K Run/Walk & 1 mile walk on September 22.
Walk to End Alzheimer's - The MIT Lincoln Laboratory Walk to End Alzheimer’s Team joined the Walk on Sunday, 29 September. The 52-member team of Lincoln folks, friends, and family raised $30,924, surpassing their goal of $25,000 this year, and ranking them as the #1 team in the region.
AIDSWalk/Run - 2013 marked Lincoln Laboratory's first year of participation in Boston's annual AIDSWalk/Run. The Lincoln Laboratory team raised $755 for the cause. Our participation in this event inspired the Laboratory participants to form a new community group, LLOPEN, to create a more inclusive environment for LGBT and allied employees.
5K Fun Run - The MIT Lincoln Laboratory Fitness Center 5K Fun Run/Walk held on 24 April, donated $916 to the Veterans Hospital in Bedford, MA.
Derrick Cullen and Norm Peterson of the Laboratory's Veterans Networking Group participated in the 9K Run-Walk to Home Base at Fenway Park. Together, they raised $1436 to help support veterans returning from Afghanistan and Iraq with traumatic brain injuries and/or combat stress.
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