Raymond James Cares Month broadens impact with record community service
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – Raymond James financial advisors and associates volunteered a record number of hours in support of the firm’s annual Raymond James Cares Month in May. 3,371 professionals contributed more than 10,400 hours to benefit 333 non-profit organizations across the U.S., Canada, and the United Kingdom in our most successful Raymond James Cares Month to date. The number of non-profit organizations supported reflects a 22% rise from 2018, and the amount of people served grew by more than 30%. The firm also greatly increased meals served and packed, resulting in a substantial 358% growth from 2018.
Raymond James Cares is a coordinated, firm-wide community service program that encourages advisors and associates to make a difference in the communities in which they live and work. While the firm supports community service efforts and charitable giving throughout the year, May serves as Raymond James Cares Month to inspire a collective effort and impact.
Throughout the month, advisors and associates collected and donated food, clothes, school supplies, toys and pet supplies; built homes; renovated buildings and beautified local nonprofit organizations; prepared and served meals for the homeless and families of sick children receiving medical treatment; visited retirement homes, hospitals and transition homes; hosted walks and fundraisers for charitable causes; cleaned up parks, community gardens and beaches; and packaged goods at multiple food banks.
Since the inception of Raymond James Cares Month in 2012, advisors and associates have volunteered more than 47,200 hours.
For more than five decades, Raymond James has served as a leader in philanthropy and community support. Advisors and associates are involved in numerous organizations around the globe, including civic clubs, schools, chambers of commerce and social service organizations. Last year alone, the firm and its associates poured nearly $6.25 million into communities across the country through the annual United Way giving campaign, earning second place on the United Way Suncoast’s “Top 100 Most Generous Workplaces” list.
Visit Raymond James’ Instagram, Twitter, Facebook or LinkedIn pages, where the firm shares stories, photos and videos recapping community events throughout the year. For more information about the firm’s community involvement, visit www.raymondjames.com/givingback.
About Raymond James Financial, Inc.
Raymond James Financial, Inc. (NYSE: RJF) is a leading diversified financial services company providing private client group, capital markets, asset management, banking and other services to individuals, corporations and municipalities. The company has approximately 7,900 financial advisors throughout the United States, Canada and overseas. Total client assets are $789 billion. Public since 1983, the firm is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol RJF. Additional information is available at www.raymondjames.com.