COTG Raises Over $7,000 For Bolingbrook Operation Christmas

Bolingbrook, Illinois – January 2, 2013 – The Christmas spirit was in full swing at COTG – A Xerox Company this holiday season, as employees generously opened their hearts – and their wallets – to help local families. For the past two years, COTG has raised funds and shopped for toys that are donated to Bolingbrook’s Operation Christmas to assist families in giving their children the Christmas that they deserve.

COTG held a three week long fundraising event, “Three Weeks of COTG Christmas,” to raise funds for the cause. Each week, employees could purchase raffle tickets for various prizes. All funds that were received from the event went towards the purchase of toys. The total amount of money raised by COTG was $7,380, in addition to almost 100 toys that were also donated, exceeding the initial goals of the event and almost tripling the amount donated from fundraising in 2011.

On Friday, Dec. 14th, COTG executives went shopping for toys at Kohl’s in Bolingbrook, partnering up with the Bolingbrook Fire Department to find the best toys for area children. On Friday, Dec. 21st, COTG employees again went shopping with the remaining amount of funds raised at Target in Bolingbrook. After each shopping occasion, the toys were donated to the Operation Christmas site at the Performing Arts Center indoor stage.

“We were running really low on our toy inventory, and COTG really stepped up and helped us out,” said Lee Bush, co-chair of Operation Christmas. “The donations that COTG made this year have allowed us to help out more families put several smiles on local children’s faces this holiday.”

Operation Christmas is an almost 40 year program that serves over 500 local families during the holidays – making a special effort to ensure that every family who needs help receives it. Families are given food, clothing and toys for children to give them a Christmas that they would not have received otherwise.

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