LCEC employees Pay It Forward

January 14, 2020 – LCEC employees do much more than just keep your lights on. They energize the community through volunteering countless hours each and every year to give back to this wonderful place we call home. From serving as Odyssey of the Mind judges to picking up trash to reading to at-risk youths, LCEC employees take pride in serving the community. In an effort to support their passion for philanthropy, 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 volunteer hours can earn Pay It Forward donation dollars which are, in turn, awarded to the employee’s 501 (c)(3) charity of choice. To receive Pay It Forward donation dollars, employees must volunteer at least 50 hours. Once an employee hits 50 hours, they can designate a not-for-profit benefiting organization to receive a $50 donation on behalf of the employee Since the program’s inception in 2016, several remarkable LCEC employees have surpassed the 1,000 mark in volunteer hours!

The Pay It Forward Program is just one way that LCEC gives back to the community. Another example of LCEC’s commitment to this community is our continual fundraising efforts which bring in approximately $200,000 annually for the United Way of Lee, Hendry, Glades and Okeechobee Counties. LCEC is proud, honored and dedicated to taking an active role in making our communities and the environment a better place to work and live, and we sincerely thank our 370+ employees for giving of their time, talents and treasure to benefit others.