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February Initiative - Supporting HelloBaby!


We are thrilled to announce that our February CGO Cares initiative is dedicated to making a positive impact on the lives of families in our local Chicago community. This month, we are proud to extend our support to HelloBaby, the nation's first and only free-standing, free-of-charge drop-in play space for babies, toddlers, and their caregivers.

HelloBaby has been a beacon of hope and support for underserved families, embodying a mission deeply rooted in compassion and community. Since its inception, HelloBaby has hosted over 26,000 visits, providing a safe and nurturing environment for families to connect, play, and grow together.

About HelloBaby:

HelloBaby was created to address the needs of underserved families, driven by a collective commitment to making a difference. The foundation of HelloBaby's programs is built upon guiding principles that continuously evolve to better serve the community. Every detail and decision at HelloBaby is made with the sincere intention of fostering a supportive space for families to thrive.

CGO's Commitment to Community:

At CGO, our commitment to making a positive impact goes beyond our professional endeavors. We believe in the power of community and the transformative effect it can have on individuals and families. By supporting HelloBaby, we aim to contribute to the well-being and happiness of the families who have found solace and support within this remarkable organization.

How You Can Contribute:

This month, we encourage each member of the CGO family to join us in supporting HelloBaby. Your generous contributions, whether big or small, will go a long way in ensuring that HelloBaby can continue to provide a haven for families in need.

To make a donation, please visit HelloBaby's website:

Thank you for being a part of the CGO Cares community and for helping us spread warmth and joy to families in the Chicago area!

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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