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Join CGO in Supporting the Turning Pointe Autism Foundation at their Annual Pumpkin Race in Naperville


At CGO, we're excited to share the news that this October we're supporting the incredible work of the Turning Pointe Autism Foundation at their annual Pumpkin Race in Naperville. 

The Turning Pointe Autism Foundation: A Beacon of Hope

Turning Pointe Autism Foundation is an organization that has been making a profound impact on the lives of individuals with autism and their families. Their mission is to provide innovative programs, services, and resources to empower those with autism, ensuring they lead fulfilling lives. Through education, advocacy, and community engagement, Turning Pointe Autism Foundation has been a beacon of hope for the autism community.

The Annual Pumpkin Race

Friends of all ages and abilities are invited to create their own Pumpkin Racer in the Annual Naperville Pumpkin Race. Race in a unique side-by-side single elimination race in a funky, hilarious, suspenseful, and dramatic display of American ingenuity. Excitement builds as Pumpkin Racers battle head-to-head for the coveted Pumpkin Race Championship Trophy. There's also prizes for Best Decorations, and best costume.

The race takes place Saturday, October 28 at Rotary Hill Park in Downtown Naperville. Visit this web page for more details about the race and to purchase your pumpkin racer.

CGO's Involvement: A Commitment to Community

At CGO, we believe in the power of community and giving back. That's why we are thrilled to announce our support for Turning Pointe Autism Foundation at this year's Annual Pumpkin Race.

Our team is eagerly looking forward to the race day, where we will set up our tent at Rotary Hill Park in Downtown Naperville. We invite everyone attending the event to stop by and say hello. It's an opportunity for us to connect with our community, share our mission, and contribute to a cause we deeply believe in.

About Us

In order to make a positive impact in our community, CGO launched its new community service initiative, CGO Cares, in August 2022. This program was designed to show support for charitable organizations that are meaningful to our employees. During the first year of this initiative, we have supported 10 different organizations through donations and by hosting various community events such as toy drives, book drives, and food drives. Additionally, we have raised awareness for these organizations by having speakers come into the office and talk about their work and by giving our employees the option to take the afternoon off from work to volunteer at a nonprofit. To date, the organizations we've supported include Bernie’s Book Bank, Susan G. Komen, Help Heroes of Ukraine, Lisle Township Food Pantry, Abby's Blankets of Strength, Loaves & Fishes, Cycle for Strength, PAWS Chicago, Link Unlimited Scholars, & Big Brothers Big Sisters of Will & Grundy Counties. Our efforts have been successful in making a difference in our local communities and furthering the mission of these organizations. We look forward to continuing our commitment to community service initiatives that benefit those in need and demonstrate our core values as a company.

Additional details on community service events:

  • CGO hosted a book drive to support Bernie’s Book Bank, a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit that provides quality books to at-risk children from September 13 – 27, 2022. We collected over 600 books.
  • CGO started a team that participated in the American Heart Association 2022 Heart Walk on September 17, 2022. 11 team members participated and helped raise funds to prevent, treat, and heighten awareness about heart disease and stroke.
  • CGO hosted a food drive / chili cook-off to support the Lisle Township Food Pantry on October 25, 2022. We raised over 180 food items.
  • CGO invited Help Heroes of Ukraine, a not-for-profit entity that provides support to those affected by the war in Ukraine, to come speak at our office and raise funds and awareness for their cause. CGO pledged to match all donations made by our employees and we had well over 50% participation.
  • CGO hosted a children’s gift drive from December 1 – 14, 2022 to benefit children in need from the Lisle Township. We raised gifts for 52 children.
  • CGO partnered with Loaves & Fishes Community Services to host two community service days at their distribution center on March 21 and 22, 2023. CGO gave its employees the opportunity to take the afternoon off of work to help sort and pack food to support struggling families in the greater Chicago area.
  • CGO sponsored a golf tournament in July 2023 to support Link Unlimited Scholars, an organization that has successfully supported more than 2,500 Scholars through the financial support of its partners.  
  • CGO hosted a successful school supply drive to support Big Brothers Big Sisters of Will & Grundy Counties (BBBS) from July 21 - August 4, 2023.

Past Events

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Organizations our employees give their time or money to:

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