• on December 9, 2015

Edward Jones Hosts Christmas Party

Do you remember the anticipation you had as a child at Christmas? Everything seemed brighter and more fun. You could hardly wait until Christmas morning to find out what was under the tree.

Multiply the Christmas excitement of one child by 75 and you’ll have an idea of what the month of December is like at The Crossnore School!

This year’s season kicked off on December 5, 2015, when The Crossnore School was blessed by over 100 employees of Edward Jones Investment offices from Region 148 in western N.C. This is the firm’s second year being involved with Christmas at Crossnore.

Edward Jones is known to be a volunteer-oriented organization. Even in their business structure, their volunteer spirit shines through as one advisor helps another. This spirit was exemplified by Edward Jones, Sr., and his son, Ted Jones, and continues to spill over into the communities where each agency is located.

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“Somebody helped me, so I’m going to help others,” said Edward Jones’ Regional Leader Steve Reese. “Edward Jones client Russell Lail used to be a cottage parent at Crossnore. As he shared Crossnore’s mission with our firm, it was easy for us to want to be involved.”

Edward Jones began their involvement with The Crossnore School in 2014 by hosting a day of gifts, food, crafts, and fellowship. Again this year, the Financial Advisors, Branch Office Administrators, and their families shared the holiday spirit with the children and staff of The Crossnore School. After crafts, games, and caroling, the group enjoyed a great meal and each child and cottage parent received a gift.

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Steve Reese went on to explain, “We have done the annual Christmas party for years and we could have done it again. But I think reaching out to The Crossnore School is just an extension of the Edward Jones giving spirit. I’ve been blessed. As a company, we’ve been blessed. So how can we not bless others?”

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For more information about bringing your volunteer group to The Crossnore School, contact Courtney Lane at 828.733.4305 or clane@crossnoreschool.org.

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