Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Tis' The Season for Rothco to Give Back

In Lieu of Printed Holiday Cards - Rothco Sends Out
Digital Cards in Memory of Marc Somberg
As another year comes to a close and the holiday season kicks into full gear, Rothco likes to remember that this is the season for giving back. Throughout the year Rothco makes contributions to several charities but it is during the holiday season when everyone here at Rothco contributes. Each year, during this season, Rothco chooses several charities to sponsor, they must be directly related to helping children and in most cases (except for Operation Smile) they must be local and grass roots.  Everyone at Rothco takes great pleasure in donating to these causes because most of them are locally based and we get the opportunity to see the wonderful work they do for our communities.
Because What's Christmas Without
Toy's Under the Tree!

This year we are excited to report that through employee donations, Rothco's corporate matching program and the money we save by sending e-cards instead of printed cards in memory of Marc Somberg, Rothco was able to donate over $40,000!!!  That money will be put to great use and will be donated to 7 different charitable causes. For 2011 the charities Rothco will be donating to include:
  • The Hope House Ministries - Provides housing and counseling for at risk youth
  • Operation Smile - An organization that provides surgery to correct cleft palates in children around the world
  • Pronto - Provides services, food and housing to the Hispanic Community
  • Witness Housing - An organization that sponsors families in need to pay for housing and other costs of living
  • Our Daily Bread - A soup kitchen
    Christmas Magic -
    A organization that provides gifts of food, toys and clothing for the less fortunate
 In addition to monetary contributions, Rothco also participates in an annual holiday toy drive. This year we have already filled the box over 3 times! And from the several peeks I have taken, there looks to be some pretty cool gifts inside and will make for some very happy kids. But giving doesn't start there; during Thanksgiving Rothco employees will also donate their holiday Turkeys to local food kitchens and churches instead of taking them for themselves. 
Gobble Gobble!
You can read more about the charities Rothco participates in by visiting the about us page at www.Rothco.com. I hope everyone has a wonderful and happy holiday! 

By Kristy Dineen

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