Employees donate cash and nearly 550 warm clothing items to those in need

LCC faculty and staff donated generously to the LCC Foundation and a coat drive to benefit Willow Elementary School K-3 students, parents, and the Lansing City Rescue Mission.

Health and Human Services’ coat drive, with the support of the Experience #Starpower employee engagement team, collected 544 coats, gloves, hats, snow pants, boots, socks and scarves from employees around multiple campuses. It was HHS’s biggest coat drive to date. Thank you to everyone who donated!

Employees were also extraordinarily supportive of LCC Foundation’s Giving Tuesday efforts. The drive was bigger and better than ever, with 33 donors raising $9,060.31. Congratulations to Teresa Purvis, who won the drawing for a reserved parking space for the rest of the academic year.

You still have opportunities to give! Several end tomorrow so donations can benefit students and the community by the holidays, so please consider your options soon.

LCC Foundation
Please support the “Heroes Needed” scholarship campaign. Be a hero for an LCC student who relies on your gift to pursue their dream and contribute to our community’s economy and workforce. With your support, we can make access to education possible for everyone. You can even designate your gift to a scholarship or program fund of your choice.

It’s easy and convenient to establish a payroll deduction or recurring credit card gift. Be a hero during this holiday season by giving the gift of education!

United Way
Our annual Capital Area United Way workplace campaign began earlier this month. LCC is pleased to partner with United Way to support its “Be a Local Hero” campaign.

All employees received an email with detailed online giving information on Monday, Nov. 13. We are offering an open-ended giving option again this year. If you select this option, your gift will automatically renew each year until you change it. If you do not select this option, payroll deduction will occur January through December 2018.

Our campaign wraps up tomorrow, Dec. 1. For questions, or to request a paper pledge form, contact Sherry Forrest in Human Resources at  x1871 or forre1@lcc.edu, or contact Nick Lynch of the United Way at n.lynch@micauw.org or 517-203-5025.

Food drive
ITS is sponsoring a food drive to benefit the Stars Helping Stars Food Pantry, First Presbyterian Church on W. Ottawa Street in Lansing and the Letts Community Center on Kalamazoo Street in Lansing.

Nonperishable food and monetary donations can be dropped off in TLC 102, inside the TLC 100 computer lab. The drive ends Dec. 18. Contact Brenda Young at x9743 or Katie Chiappelli at x9742 with questions.

LCC students and student families
The Center for Student Support is collecting gifts and gift cards for low-income LCC students and their families.

If you or your area would like to help sponsor a student or a student’s family, contact Lisa Haston at x1274 by tomorrow, Dec. 1. She will match you to a student or family and send you their wish list. Donated items can be brought to the Student Support desk in the StarZone in Gannon.

Toys for Tots
Veteran and Military Affairs is sponsoring a donation drive for Toys for Tots. You can drop off unwrapped toys for all ages at the main entrances of the Huron Building, Gannon Building or West Campus.

The collection drive ends tomorrow, Dec. 1. Contact Alick Nurenberg at x1309 with questions.

Pajama Program
In coordination with the Pajama Program, LCC’s chapter of the student honor society Phi Theta Kappa is sponsoring a pajama and book drive for kids. Donate new pajamas in any size and new children’s books in the Student Life Office, located in Gannon Building 2202, or in the Cesar Chavez Center, located in Gannon Building 3217. The drive ends Dec. 16.