October2016

JDRF One Walk to Cure Type 1 Diabetes

JDRF One Walk to Cure Type 1 Diabetes

A team of as many as 60 walkers from LCI participated in this year's JDRF One Walk to support research and funding for type 1 diabetes (T1D). By supporting JDRF through One Walk, LCI volunteers have helped further JDRF's mission of finding a cure for T1D. Team Lippert raised more than $12,000 to support the cause. To-date, JDRF has raised $2 billion to progress their research and understanding of T1D.

St. Joe CEO Students Tour Plant 39

St. Joe CEO Students Tour Plant 39

High school students enrolled in St. Joe CEO, an entrepreneurial and educational program for high school seniors in St. Joseph County, Ind., attended a tour of Plant 39 and a presentation by Jason Lippert. LCI Leadership Developer and St. Joe CEO board member, Bill Coughlin, helped coordinate the tour and presentation. St. Joe CEO, which stands for Creating Entrepreneurial Opportunities, aims to encourage and inspire high school seniors by exposing them to local businesses and community leaders. Through business experiences such as this, students get first-hand insight into the local business environment to further cultivate and inspire entrepreneurship. Ultimately, the program hopes to facilitate economic development and sustainable communities by connecting enterprising students with the local business community. For more information on St. Joe CEO, click here.

Freedom Ball for United Cancer Services of Elkhart Co.

Freedom Ball for United Cancer Services of Elkhart Co.

Plants 45 and 228 recently participated in Cockapalooza, an annual event benefitting the United Cancer Services of Elkhart County. At the event, teams from LCI played freedom ball, a game similar to wiffle ball but with a different set of rules and equipment. Funds raised from LCI's participation were placed in a special "Cockapalooza" fund, reserved solely to assist local families who have a child with juvenile cancer. Plant 45's team won the freedom ball tournament that day, but all involved went home a winner.

AAMA & World Vision Fill Backpacks

AAMA & World Vision Fill Backpacks

Each year, the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) and World Vision invites volunteers to fill backpacks with school supplies for elementary school children in the Savannah, GA area. An LCI sponsorship helped fill 50 backpacks this year, equating to about $1,200 worth of school supplies. Rob Luter, LCI's Director of Engineering for Building Products, and his wife Barb, sorted, packed and helped deliver the filled backpacks to the recipient Title I school. In total, volunteers and AAMA member companies helped to sponsor 500 backpacks. For more information, click here.

SAFE Homes-Rape Crisis Coalition Drive at Plant 74

SAFE Homes-Rape Crisis Coalition Drive at Plant 74

Plant 74 recently held a donation drive to support SAFE Homes-Rape Crisis Coalition. Through plant 74's outstanding efforts, the Coalition has been able to successfully kick-start their newest "outdoor project," which will bring families, kids and teens together, who are going through therapy, by creating outdoor recreation areas. With more than 70% employee participation, plant 74 filled two SUVs and a truck with items to be donated. Plant 74 contributed games and activities, sporting equipment, a 130-gallon heavy-duty outdoor storage container and a grill. 100% of the Coalition's therapy and shelter wish list was met by those who contributed, and over 75 hours were put in by all employees combined to pull together this charity drive. SAFE Homes-Rape Crisis Coalition provides emergency shelter and supportive services to victims (and their dependent children) of domestic violence and sexual abuse.

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