Charity group goes for broke helping others during the holidays

Dec 16, 2015 552

Going broke isn't a typical goal for anyone during the holidays. But every year, the Chicagoland Italian American Charitable Organizationaims to do just that. "The more who join our group, the more who give. And that's more we can give away. By the end of the year, we are penniless," says CIACO board of directors member Joe Salerno, who owns Salerno's Rosedale Chapels in Roselle.

The group of about 120 Italian-American business people runs charity events throughout the year, awarding college scholarships to high school seniors, helping disabled veterans who need assistance providing for their families, or supplying adaptive equipment to families with special needs.

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