Our Holiday Video

Our Holiday Video

‘Tis the season to bring joy to all! Each year, we celebrate the season by each of our team members selecting a charity to support. Discover these great causes and consider joining us to bring awareness and assist their mission.


Amy Paladini’s Pick: American Red Cross


 For over 100 years, the American Red Cross (ARC) has provided emergency assistance and disaster relief for those in need in the United States, including recently for those impacted by Hurricane Ian. In addition, ARC offers disaster preparedness education and training. 

Morgan Hatten’s Pick: Worthdays


Providing support to children, Worthdays ensures those affected by foster care are important, worthy, and celebrated. Through community outreach, the Worthdays team offers opportunities for children to experience a sense of normalcy through sports, arts, summer camps, and more.

Cecily Curtis’ Pick: Susan G Komen


This organization started with Nancy’s promise to her dying sister, Susan—to do everything she can to end breast cancer forever. For the past 40 years, Susan G Komen has addressed breast cancer through various fronts, including research, community health, outreach, and more, to initiate a global effort to fight against this disease.

Claire Volke’s Pick: World Central Kitchen


Rushing to the frontlines, World Central Kitchen (WCK) provides meals to those impacted by crises. In addition, WCK helps build resilient food systems by utilizing local resources. Since the devasting 2010 earthquake that struck Haiti, WCK has continued its mission to provide food and hope, one plate at a time.

Suzanne Scheer: Lollipop Kids Foundation/Ryan’s Place Foundation


Serving children with disabilities, the Lollipop Kids Foundation offers opportunities for them to live to their fullest potential. Guided by love, faith, and hope, this organization combats societal social stigmas, eases the financial burden of their families, and offers emotional support.

Traci’s Pick: DonorsChoose


Teachers have one of the most challenging yet rewarding jobs ever. Created by teachers and for teachers, DonorsChoose helps support educators nationwide and connect the public back to public schools. Their mission provides students encouragement and resources to nurture an equal opportunity to a greater education.

Bob Ross, Cocoa, and Siskin’s Pick: Homeward Trails Animal Rescue


The humans aren’t the only ones giving! The pups of The Meakem Group team are lending a paw to Homeward Trails Animal Rescue, which helps fur friends in need. From rescuing animals to finding forever homes, Homeward Trails Animal Rescue continues to offer its resources to the East Coast and internationally. Generosity truly is a gift that gives back. With so many great charities, we encourage you to celebrate the giving season by supporting a cause that means something to you. We wish you all happy holidays and a wonderful New Year!

Any opinions are those of Traci Meakem Richmond, JD, CDFA™, RICP® and not necessarily those of Raymond James.  Expressions of opinion are as of this date and are subject to change without notice.  The information has been obtained from sources considered to be reliable, but we do not guarantee that the foregoing material is accurate or complete.  Links are being provided for information purposes only. Raymond James is not affiliated with and does not endorse, authorize or sponsor any of the listed websites or their respective sponsors.