COOKEVILLE – In an effort to better the lives of others, Raymond James, Inc., created a firm-wide initiative called Raymond James Cares to encourage its associates to make a difference in the communities where they work and live, especially by giving charitable donations or by volunteering their time. Though the initiative itself is year-round, May is designated annually for special emphasis.
Throughout the year, the RJFS branch, located off of North Washington Avenue, allows each employee the opportunity to select a charity to donate to. Cassie Brown, Executive Assistant from Sparta, TN, chose the Tennessee Technological University (TTU) Food Pantry as this quarter’s focus.
Brown was a student at TTU from ’10 -‘15, where she earned her Bachelors of Science in accounting and MBA. Brown stated, “I chose the TTU Food Pantry because they have a special place in my heart from when I attended TTU. In 2014, our Beta Alpha Psi Accounting honors society started a 5-k glow run called Eat.Glow.Run. Participants brought canned food as part of their entry fee, in an effort to collect items for the pantry. Through my college years, I was fortunate to have parents who helped purchase my groceries, but I know that is not a case for other students. The TTU Food Pantry is a great resource on campus for those in need.”
The RJFS branch donated $1500 worth of nonperishable food items just in time for finals week!
About TTU Food Pantry
The TTU Food Pantry was established, on campus, as a resource for students and employees in November 2012. Their mission is to raise awareness of hidden hunger on college campuses across the nation and establish and sustain a network for food acquisition, storage and distribution at TTU to alleviate hunger among their campus community. For more information, visit https://www.tntech.edu/foodpantry.
About Raymond James Financial Services
Raymond James Financial Services provides tailored financial advice for a life well planned. Their clients, representing a wide range of ages and occupations, are all unique in their goals, needs, and financial situations. The comprehensive financial planning they provide is designed to bring a sense of order and organization to one’s life, while also striving to achieve one’s goals and dreams. For more information, visit https://www.raymondjames.com/mattbrown.