LindenGiving, a community outreach endeavor, partnered with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Eastern Missouri on Wednesday. Volunteers from across campus gave their time to stuff backpacks with needed school supplies for various St. Charles middle and high school students.
“Big Brothers Big Sister says typically people help with the elementary school students’ supplies. So, it’s really nice that we could come alongside the middle and high school students to donate needed supplies for them especially since these years of schooling can be quite difficult. Plus, it was great how this endeavor targeted the same age group of students as our project next week at St. Charles West High School,” said Beverly Porter. Thanks to Porter, LindenGiving has fulfilled several initiatives, with more planned throughout the year.
Supplies for the backpacks included binders, spiral notebooks, pocket folders, #2 pencils, pens, highlighters, colored pencils and hygiene items such as deodorant and feminine products.
Brittany Brown, director of employee development and learning academy, shared her thoughts on the LindenGiving initiative. “This is a great way to give back to the people of our community and show how much Lindenwood cares for those in need.”
LindenGiving is looking for full-day and half-day volunteers for their next event, taking place July 31. Volunteers will be helping to revitalize St. Charles West High School Campus.