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Scottrade and its Associates Donate Gifts, Food, Money to Help 100 Neediest Cases


Online investment firm’s contribution benefits local families during holiday season

ST. LOUIS. — Scottrade, a leading branch-supported online investment firm, and its associates donated several thousand dollars in gifts to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch’s 100 Neediest Cases. 2008 marks the fifth year that Scottrade and its associates have contributed to 100 Neediest Cases.

Preparations for Scottrade’s 2008 contribution began in late October when a committee of associate volunteers met to brainstorm fundraising ideas. This year, a raffle, bake sale, and coin and gift drive helped provide families in need with food, clothing, furniture and toys, as well as money to help cover the cost of utility bills. Associates also collected and donated more than 50 boxes of pantry food items.

“The number of associates who contribute and participate in Scottrade’s 100 Neediest Cases fundraisers is overwhelming,” said Jane Wulf, Scottrade’s Chief Administrative Officer. “Our associates worked really hard to raise money for this cause, and I am proud of their goodwill and teamwork.”

Scottrade became involved with 100 Neediest Cases in 2003 after one of its associates benefited from a similar program. The firm has since continued to support local families during the holiday season through 100 Neediest Cases.

Scottrade believes in the importance of investing in the communities where its associates work and live. Other St. Louis-area organizations that Scottrade and its associates support include the St. Louis Symphony, United Way of Greater St. Louis and the St. Louis Blues 14 Fund. Scottrade and its associates also actively participate in Rebuilding Together-St. Louis, the Humane Society’s annual Bark in the Park, Susan G. Komen’s St. Louis Race for the Cure and the Alzheimer’s Association’s Memory Walk.


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