syncreon's technology facility located in Addison, IL kicked off their Raising Our Hands for Education fundraising events in January with a “Pay for Jeans” program and “Preferred Parking” bi-weekly raffle. Both were exceptionally popular in Chicago-land’s bitterly cold winter, and they remain a favorite throughout the campaign. Other fundraising (ongoing and single events) in Addison this year include a “Monday Mornings Gourmet Coffee Bar”, Bake Sale, and a favorite “Cross Town Rivals Raffle” where participants had to choose Chicago Cubs or Chicago White Sox when buying tickets. Winners were awarded team-themed merchandise donated by a local vendor; and the winner from the team who amassed the most tickets also won a charcoal grill (also donated). Additional fundraising events are scheduled in Addison each month through the end of the year. To date, this location has raised over $4,200.00 dollars for their local school district’s Back to School Program. This program that provides filled backpacks to over 4,000 local kids from low income families. Enthusiasm remains high and the team challenges all syncreon locations to join the cause in support of education.