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May Initiative - Making a Difference with Feed My Starving Children

 

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At CGO, we believe in the power of giving back to our community and making a tangible difference in the lives of those in need. That's why we're thrilled to share our recent experience volunteering with Feed My Starving Children!

Our Impact:
Recently, the CGO team had the honor of rolling up our sleeves and getting involved in a hands-on way with Feed My Starving Children. Located at the heart of Aurora, Illinois, the Feed My Starving Children site served as our hub for making a meaningful impact.

During our time volunteering, we were tasked with packing essential food supplies including rice, soy, dried vegetables, and a nutrient-rich blend of vitamins and minerals. These life-saving meals are then distributed to children around the world who face hunger and malnutrition.


Why Feed My Starving Children?
Feed My Starving Children is an organization close to our hearts, dedicated to providing nutritious meals to children facing hunger globally. Their mission resonates deeply with our values at CGO, and we were honored to support their impactful work.
 

Join Us:
We invite you to join us in supporting Feed My Starving Children and other worthy causes in your community. If you are interested in volunteering or donating, you can visit the organizations website here. Together, we can make a real difference and create a brighter future for all.


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 in October 2022 and 2023.
  • 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 in December 2022 and 2023 to benefit children in need from the Lisle Township.
  • 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.
  • CGO hosted a blood drive in January 2024 to support Versiti Blood Bank
  • CGO partnered with Feed My Starving Children to host two community service days at their manufacturing plant on May 8 and 9, 2024. CGO gave its employees the opportunity to take the afternoon off of work to help pack essential food supplies for children in need around the world. 

Past Events

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Organizations our employees give their time or money to:

Have an organization you recommend we support?

Email us at info@GoCGO.com and we'll consider supporting your recommended organization for one of our monthly community service initiatives.