LLCC Day of Giving Benefits Students During Difficult Times
December 19, 2019
Lincoln Land Community College’s (LLCC) first Day of Giving was held on Tuesday, February 25, 2020. Alumni, retirees, faculty, staff, students and all who support students at LLCC were invited to participate in this 24-hour on-line campaign to support our Pay It Forward Fund. More than $5,700 was raised for emergency student assistance.
The Pay it Forward Fund was created by a former LLCC Foundation Board member who saw a need to help keep students in the classroom and on track for completing classes when unfortunate circumstances arose.
One such student - a father caring for seven children at home including two family members - lost his job of 10 years just before the holidays. LLCC staff learned of his plight and referred him for assistance...he didn’t want to ask for help, but after receiving an eviction notice, he didn’t know where to turn.
His tuition, fees and books are covered by financial aid and completing his degree will open the door to better paying job opportunities to support his family. Fortunately, thanks to donations to the LLCC Foundation’s Pay It Forward Fund, the student received help with rent and utility bills while he continued to look for a new job. The Pay it Forward Fund is keeping him in the classroom and on-track to graduate in May.
During this time of unprecedented crisis, students will need help now more than ever. Donations can still be made to the Pay It Forward fund Donate Now\http://llccfoundation.org/donate/
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