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Taking Pride in Community Service

Jim Buik - Friday, November 22, 2013

The tornadoes that struck the Midwest last Sunday hit too close to home with at least a dozen Illinois counties declared as state disaster areas. Images of overturned cars, homes reduced to rubble, trees ripped from their roots and residents searching for their belongings through debris caused this Chicago mat company to donate to the Heart of Illinois United Way Tornado Relief. We hope our contribution can provide some relief and aid to all the individuals affected by the storms.

Roscoe is, and has always been, a supporter of local causes in the community we serve. The Chicago mat company has resided at its current location in the Lawndale area since 1926 and has worked hard to give back to its residents. Manifested through hosting blood drives, employing and donating to Job One (a Rotary Club of Chicago-founded program that finds employment for kids in city schools), serving on community boards and setting up a scholarship fund for Elmhurst College.

The Chicago mat company's primary beneficiary of its charity efforts is United Way which focuses on financial stability, access to healthcare and education assistance. Roscoe Team Members have maintained a 100% participation level for United Way since 1987 – placing us in the highest per capita donor category among Chicago employers.

With the holiday season upon us, we want to spread cheer and joy to the less fortunate by participating in Angel Tree. Through this program, each Team Member receives a "tag" with the wish or desire of a child with an incarcerated parent. Those gifts are then purchased and delivered to the children of those families in need.

The Chicago mat company also strives to support the causes and good deeds of our customers. Therefore, if one is particularly close to your heart don't hesitate to let us know and we will do our utmost to help in some way.

Thank you to our Team Members for their involvement and interest in such worthy causes. Click on the links below to find out how you can help.

Peoria Red Cross Chapter: or find out how you can provide support for disaster relief efforts at

Salvation Army website posting on tornado relief efforts:

Give online at

Heart of Illinois United Way:

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Contact us to learn more about Roscoe: The Chicago Work Uniform Rental Company

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