February 2018 President’s Message
by Hayley Lane, YBP President
Happy New Year! Thank you for this opportunity to serve as this year’s YBP president. Tyler is leaving some tough shoes to fill, but I look forward to that challenge. As our YBP group continues to grow we are looking forward to all the fun events we have planned for 2018.
We had a successful Holiday party last month with a great turnout and toiletries collected for the Food Bank of Lincoln (see pic below). Thank you to those who helped sponsor the event, brought toiletry donations and those who joined us to make it a success.
The Window & Door Store has been so generous to host a Hard Hat Happy Hour on Thursday, February 22 from 4:00 to 6:00 pm. We invite you to join us to get to know your fellow YBP’ers and give back to the community by bringing a $5 minimum donation to the Food Bank of Lincoln’s Backpack Program. We hope to see you there!
YBP’s Midday Meetup is taking new shape. Lunch will be held quarterly at the HBAL office and will provide an opportunity for council updates, upcoming project information, member feedback and networking. The next Midday Meetup is scheduled for March 20 at 11:30 am at the HBAL office.
Let’s make 2018 our best year yet!
YBP & The Lighthouse
In 2017, the YBP Council formed an amazing partnership with The Lighthouse which has been very fulfilling as we work to provide a positive influence in the kids’ lives. In June 2017, we held our inaugural Light the Way 5K which raised $800 for The Lighthouse. Other activities have included an ice cream social, workdays to powerwash and stain their pergolas, celebrity judging of their annual salsa tasting competition and a game night.
Food Bank of Lincoln BackPack Program
In 2016, the YBP Council began collecting free-will donations at their events to be given to the Food Bank of Lincoln’s BackPack Program. To date, the group has given over $695 to this great cause.