Roscoe Blog

Coat Angels Campaign Leaves Roscoe Employees Feeling Warm

Mark Stedman - Monday, October 23, 2017

Coat Angels Campaign Leaves Roscoe Employees Feeling Warm

At Roscoe, we help people get dressed for work all year long. But it's a special honor when we get to help Chicago area schoolchildren get dressed properly for winter.

Since 2006, the not-for-profit Coat Angels organization has been outfitting underprivileged Chicago children with new coats, hats, fleeces, and gloves.

It's an effort that has helped keep more than 4,000 area children warm over the years. The all-volunteer program collects donations, partners with retailers, and shops for coats and accessories for specific children identified by teachers and social workers.

At Roscoe, our fundraising drive for the Coat Angels will begin next month. HR Team Leader Theresa Faulkner estimates that up to 85% of our employees participated last year, either by donating money, volunteering to help with coat deliveries, or both. Employee fundraising was matched by a company donation.

Help Keep a Needy Child Warm this Winter

The result was a lot of happy children, said Faulkner, who helped bag and distribute clothes last year. "It's really rewarding to see the look on their faces," she said. "They were so excited. Some of them had never had a real coat."

By relying on volunteer labor and donations of products and services, the program can turn donations directly into coats. A $50 contribution buys a coat, a fleece pullover, a pair of gloves and a hat. If you would like to help, you can make a donation directly through the site. Or visit the site for more ways to get involved.


Recent Posts


Tags

blackhawks cleaning process automatic paper towel dispensers automatic foam soap roll towels wet mops soaker mats logo apparel branded merchandise OSHA sludge filter midwest textile services association (MTSA) teamwork shortages ISO 9001:2008 custom floor mats floor mat rental restroom cleaning supplies work uniforms executive management institute (EMI) customer communication hazard analysis and critical control points (HACCP) automatic hand sanitizers facilities management services illinois patriot education fund (IPEF) garden city business center corporate apparel A21 WalkForFreedom scraper mats Angel Tree 20-year-club microfiber executive uniform garments image apparel Independent Textile Rental Association (ITRA) food safety modernization act (FSMA) anti-static uniforms coat angels FreshSeat community service toilet seat sanitizer Sustainability super bristle mats success story toilet seat cleaners net promoter score laundryESP Innovation award outerwear wipers invoicing family business microbial contamination dust mops cintas national fire protection association (NFPA) clean show history anti-fatigue mats SHARP certification hand sanitizer logo mats work uniform rental 95th anniversary ISO 9001:2015 customer satisfaction survey laundry services clean green certified linen laundry bags barcode textile rental services association (TRSA) wastewater treatment succession planning unifirst image mats UHF chips blood drive restroom mats sorting system hygienically clean nonylphenol ethoxylate (NPE) leasing pathogen elimination g&k activewear restroom supplies facility tour testimonials local and independent kannegiesser Earth Day shop towel rule flame resistant lawndale business renaissance association (LBRA) soil scanning family picnic chicago tribune feeding america RFID continuous improvement fleece case study high visibility manufacturing keynelink ANSI flu prevention shop towels restroom hygiene products air sanitizer National Safety Month arrow uniform governor's sustainability award food processing

Archive