Thankful to Give Back to the Community

As Thanksgiving approaches, we’ve been thinking about the things we’re most grateful for as a company. We count our blessings, knowing it’s important to pass along some of our time, talent and treasure to the organizations that are making a positive impact on the communities and world around us. Whatever we can do to help promote those organizations is the most meaningful work we can be doing.

We are grateful to serve the organizations doing the most important work in the community.

Over our 50 years of serving the greater Chicago area’s communication needs, we’ve worked to ensure that some of the most vital organizations have easier access to the world’s leading telecommunications solutions through Mitel (formerly ShoreTel).

Chicago Community Trust

Since 2008, Chicago Community Trust has raised over $6.5 million to benefit 180 critical nonprofit organizations in Chicago. These organizations are the lifelines that help individuals and families with the necessities of life, shelter, food, clothing, health services and job training.

Chicago Community Trust uses a premise-based Mitel (formerly ShoreTel) phone system supported by Gregg Communications. With our added financial contributions and telephone system maintenance, Chicago Community Trust has a reliable way of connecting with their donors and the nonprofit organizations they partner with.


Pillars is the largest nonprofit provider of mental health and social services in the western and southwestern suburbs of Chicago, serving 12,000 people each year with everything from mental health support to child and family services, community housing to assistance for domestic and sexual violence victims.

Using a Gregg Communications-supported, premise-based Mitel (formerly ShoreTel) phone system ensures that they have a reliable way to provide support and coordinate care for their clients no matter what their needs are. Pillars staff relies on the ShoreTel Call Center feature to field calls from domestic violence victims, so they can quickly match the victim and any children they have with the best shelter for them.

If you’re looking for a way to give back through donation, time or services, here are some other great organizations around the globe that we’ve had the pleasure supporting:

·         St. Jude Children’s Research Hospitals

·         Horizons for Youth

·         Seeds of Hope for La Victoria

·         Dreams to Reality

·         Chicago Lights

·         Mustard Seed Communities

·         Angelman Syndrome Foundation

·         Bright Pink

·         Notre Dame’s Alliance for Catholic Education efforts in Haiti

·         Second Sense

·         American Cancer Society

·         Aids Foundation of Chicago

·         Wayside Cross Ministries

With so much to be thankful for around Thanksgiving and the spirit of giving around Christmas, it’s easy to think about giving during this time of year. For all of us at Gregg Communications, it’s important to give back to the community year-round. We’re committed to supporting community organizations that enrich the lives of those less fortunate than ourselves. We encourage you to do the same in the spirit of the season. Thank you for your support.