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Employees of Edward Jones Host Christmas Party for the Children at Crossnore School

On Dec. 5, 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.

“Somebody helped me, so I’m going to help others,” said Edward Jones’ Regional Leader Steve Reese. “Edward Jones Financial Advisor 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.

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?”

About The Crossnore School

The Crossnore School is a non-profit residential foster care home for children in crisis. Located in the quaint town of Crossnore, NC, the School is nestled on 85 acres in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains. The mission of The Crossnore School is to provide a Christian Sanctuary of hope and healing where students in need rise above their circumstances and excel both in school and in life. For more information about The Crossnore School, please visit www.crossnoreschool.org.

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