CCA's St. Louis Office Continues Tradition of Donating to 100 Neediest Cases

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This year, holiday giving looks a little bit different at CCA Global Partner’s St. Louis office. The Charity Committee has long been a supporter of the 100 Neediest Cases program sponsored by The United Way and will continue to support this great organization with employee donations.

This year, holiday giving looks a little bit different at CCA Global Partner’s St. Louis office. The Charity Committee has long been a supporter of the 100 Neediest Cases program sponsored by The United Way and will continue to support this great organization with employee donations.

The 100 Neediest Cases campaign has been a staple of the St. Louis community since the 1920s when the Christmas festival provided dinner and toys for those in need. For more than five decades, United Way of Greater St. Louis and the St. Louis Post-Dispatch have partnered to raise donations for the thousands of people in the St. Louis community who need help during the holiday season. Just last year alone, the campaign raised $1.3 million.

CCA Global Partner’s St. Louis office has also adopted a family or two through the Big Brothers Big Sisters program. As the holidays approach, the St. Louis office typically sets up a Christmas tree in the account area with 100 Neediest Cases tags for donation items needed.

“Everyone gets really excited when that tree goes up,” Credit and Treasury Manager Wendy Patterson said. “They rush to come pick out their gift tags.”

In past years, CCA employees have completed wish lists of items for family members in the 100 Neediest Cases program. Presents from these lists vary in requests depending on the age of the family member. Past gifts have included everything from toys to kitchen supplies to jewelry, but the lists are completed so that each family member has at least five or six presents come the holiday season.

Our CCA employees also love to fill stockings for the families and make a habit of buying winter-related items such as hats and gloves to keep their families warm.

Online donations are also made to assist families with paying rent, utilities and medical expenses.

This year, instead of physical gifts, CCA employees are donating gift cards for local department stores and grocery stores as well as financially assisting with family expenses.