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LCEC Pay It Forward program provides double benefits

By LCEC - | Aug 26, 2020

In 2016, LCEC designed the Pay It Forward Program to encourage volunteerism and support employees’ efforts to give to their favorite, qualifying non-profit organization.

In essence, employees who volunteer and track their volunteer hours can earn donation dollars to be awarded to a charity. Employees who volunteer 50-100 hours can designate up to a $100 donation.

Since the program’s inception, several employees have surpassed the annual 500-plus hour mark. Through a recent “500 Club” Zoom celebration, LCEC recognized five employees for the past year.

Gary Avin, Nancy Miller, Dana Nicloy, Nicky Sierra and Aaron Warner donated their time to: United Way of Lee, Collier, Hendry, Glades and Okeechobee Counties; Parker’s Rainbow Bridge Animal Rescue; McGregor Clinic; Odyssey of the Mind; Calendar Girls; Guns N’ Hoses; Healthy Kidz of Tomorrow; Valerie’s House; Alliance for the Arts; and Lee Health Foundation.

During the celebration, a drawing is held and LCEC donates $500 to the 500 Club winner’s favorite charity. This year’s winner asked that the $500 be divided evenly between all five club members.