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Give the Gift of Warmth This Winter

The holidays are full of opportunities to extend a little bit of help to someone in need, and in many ways, these opportunities are like a gift we give ourselves.

At Roscoe, our team members enjoy their participation in efforts like Coat Angels, Angel Tree, and the work of Chicago area food banks, children’s hospitals, and other charitable organizations so much, it can be hard to think of it as “giving.” It’s a gift.

The reaction of disadvantaged children receiving coats, hats, scarves, and gloves chosen just for them is an experience so moving that once you decide …

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Organization Helping Local Schools Turn the Page

Teamwork is central to our culture on the job at Roscoe. But one of our favorite kinds of teamwork is the kind that takes place off the job, out in the community, where we are constantly inspired by the work of organizations like Turning the Page, a nonprofit dedicated to promoting family engagement in the schools, developing and supporting parent leaders, and instilling a “lifelong love of learning” in the children it serves.

Roscoe team members recently had the opportunity to help Turning the Page sort and box donated books for the two pop-up bookstores it operates in Chicago. …

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Join Roscoe at Teamsters Local 731 Golf Event and Autism Fundraiser

The summer is a great time to get out into the fresh air and play some golf. This month you can help support a good cause at the same time by joining us on July 25 at the 18th Annual “In Search of a Cure” Golf Event sponsored by Teamsters Local 731 and Joint Council 25.

The event, which has raised more than $6.2 million over the past 17 years, helps fund a variety of programs for children with autism spectrum disorders. Last year, the event brought in $635,000.

Popular Event Expanded to Include Four Golf Courses

The event has …

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Falling Temperatures Bring Out the Coat Angels

Falling Temperatures Bring Out the Coat Angels

Like many people, we love the excuse to hit the toy aisles this time of year, especially with so many opportunities to buy for children whose families can’t, but one of our favorite December campaigns is a reminder that many Chicago-area children need far more important items.

Since 2006, Coat Angels has reached out to teachers and social workers in schools in impoverished neighborhoods to identify students who need winter clothing. The program started with 20 children and now serves more than 4000. Each child receives a brand-new coat, fleece pullover, a hat and gloves. The coats are purchased new …

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Roscoe’s Headline Event Will Open the 2018 Chicago Scottish Festival

Traditional scottish bagpiper in kilt at highland games

If you’re a fan of “The Bonnie Banks O’ Loch Lomond,” – and who isn’t? – you’ll love the Roscoe-sponsored Midwest Pipe Band Association Competition which headlines Chicago’s 2018 Scottish Festival & Highland Games next month.

This family-friendly, two-day annual festival will open to a skirl of the pipes at 1 p.m., June 15 at Hamilton Lakes, 1 Pierce Place in Itasca. The festival continues from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. on June 16 and features a wide variety of activities and attractions from whisky tasting and Celtic rock to highland dance, rugby games, and a Scottish petting zoo. Don’t …

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