Anders partners and staff have selected Angels’ Arms as the firm’s 2018 Charity of Choice. Now in its 13th year, the Charity of Choice program combines fundraising activities and volunteer efforts to support one local charity each year. Charities are submitted by members of the firm, and all members of the firm, from interns to partners, have the opportunity to vote for their choice at the firm’s meeting each January. In 2017, Anders raised more than $20,000 for Shriners Hospitals for Children – St. Louis.
Anders partner and Angels’ Arms Board Member Chris Madison nominated the organization along with Junior Board Members, audit supervisor Jennifer Gebhardt and audit senior Stephanie Jones. Angels’ Arms is dedicated to providing and supporting loving homes for foster children by keeping brothers and sisters together within a nurturing family until a forever home is found. Although in existence only since 2000, Angels’ Arms has changed the lives of over 400 children, including over 100 sibling groups, by providing them with a loving home and allowing them to thrive in a happy, functional family setting.
While activities such as Pick Me Up Carts, volunteer days and a shuffleboard tournament are held throughout the year, the first major Anders fundraising event will be the annual “Hoops for Hope” NCAA basketball pool, which draws participation from clients, colleagues, referral sources and friends of the firm from all over the country.
In addition to Angels’ Arms, other beneficiaries of the Anders Charity of Choice program have included Shriners Hospitals for Children – St. Louis, Stray Rescue of St. Louis, Friends of Kids with Cancer, Basket of Hope, Young Friends of Habitat for Humanity, Nurses for Newborns, Girls on the Run, St. Louis Crisis Nursery, Lafayette Industries, KidSmart, Re-Building Together and Kids Under Twenty-One (KUTO). Anders has raised over $275,000 in the past thirteen years.
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