It seems the chocolate holiday sweets are arriving at our office earlier and earlier each year. Already we’ve received a rather boisterous box of chocolates and some chocolate covered nuts and crackers. Needless to say, they were gone before lunch time.
If you’re a frequent reader to the blog, you’ll know two things.
- Managing Director Jeff Malec doesn’t like chocolate.
- We prefer you do something more productive with the money spent on sweets.
Don’t get us wrong, it’s a very nice gesture. But if you can’t blog about your dislike for chocolate holiday gifts and beg those who are nice enough to send gifts to opt for something else… well, then what’s the point of having a blog?
Whether you plan to send us something – or are just in the mood for giving… Here are some ideas we’ve come up with:
- Help kids with cancer instead of increasing our waistlines with a donation to One Step Camp (RCM Alternatives investor relations manager Lauren Berliner is involved with the charity donating her time as a camp counselor).
- Camp Kesem – Help children attend a camp who have a parent who has died from cancer, is currently in treatment for cancer, or is in remission from cancer.
- Friends of the Chicago River — The mission of Friends of the Chicago River is to improve and protect the Chicago River system for people, plants, and animals. Today our work also includes policy initiatives geared towards improving the water quality of the river so that it can support native plants, fish and other wildlife, and a variety of recreational uses. (Donate)
- Miseracordia — is home to over 600 children and adults with developmental and physical disabilities. Misericordia offers a community of care that maximizes potential for persons with mild to profound developmental disabilities, many of whom are also physically challenged. By serving society’s most vulnerable citizens, Misericordia also serves the families who want the best for them, yet cannot provide it at home.
- Some of our team are also involved with Sky Foundation, a pancreatic cancer foundation.
- Speaking of kids – the Hedge Funds Care cause is preventing and treating child abuse. For all you managers out there, they’ll let CTA managers care also.
- Pick your own cause: Just Give.
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