Monday, December 21, 2009

Giving Back This Holiday Season

In the midst of all the frenetic activity of the holiday season, between our personal preparations and the craziness that overtakes us in the business world, it's important to remember those who are less fortunate than we are. With that in mind, the employees at Rothco at the encouragement of the management, collect money for local Long Island charities as well as collecting clothes and other toys for families who have become involved in the family court system. All financial contributions made by Rothco employees are matched 100% by the company which greatly increases the incentive for us to reach a little deeper to help those who need it.

This year, two of the charities we are helping are PRONTO and Hope House Ministries. PRONTO is an organization which provides food, basic essentials and household needs to families. PRONTO offers a variety of programs including the Food Pantry, the Thrift Storage Area, English as a Second Language classes, a Prescription Program, and a children’s Shots For Tots Program.

Hope House provides a variety of service including a homeless center for youth, adult homeless housing, and various therapeutic and social services since 1980.

The picture at top shows our president, Howard Somberg and Vivian Hart, director of PRONTO when she visited our offices to tell our employees more about their programs. Vivian is giving Howard a certificate of appreciation for a donation we made to PRONTO from the funds we donate by sending out email holiday greetings instead of paper cards.

Today, we brought more money to PRONTO from our holiday collection. Vivian Hart is visibly overwhelmed by the generosity of the Rothco employees.

We know that many of you are involved in similar concerns and we thank you for your efforts. You can read more about the charities that Rothco supports at our website.

Happy Holidays to all of you and a very peaceful and prosperous New Year.

John Ottaviano

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