Our Causes

At RIA in a Box®, we strongly encourage our employees to take an active role in local communities and to pursue personal interests outside of the office. As part of this initiative, each year RIA in a Box® makes a modest contribution to charities selected by our team members. Below is a sampling of charities that RIA in a Box® has supported on behalf of our team.

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American Cancer Society

"My grandma and grandpa were big influences in my life growing up and seeing them struggle battling cancer made me want to contribute to the American Cancer Society."

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Learn more about the American Cancer Society

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American Red Cross

"I chose the The Red Cross because it is an established world renowned organization providing care for individuals in need."

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Learn more about the American Red Cross

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"RIA in a Box plays a small part in helping RIA firms and individuals achieve financial empowerment. Ariva works with New Yorkers in need to do the same by providing tax prep and financial counseling resources, making a huge difference in the lives of its beneficiaries."

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Learn more about Ariva

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Austin Pets Alive!

"I chose Austin Pets Alive! because they are very effective in helping animals get adopted, and they are a no kill shelter. They take in dogs from other shelters that are in danger of being euthanized and place them in fur-ever homes."

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Learn more about Austin Pets Alive!


Bowery Residents' Committee

"I am grateful to be able to witness firsthand the hope and independence that BRC offers its clients. I have volunteered with staff that were former clients of BRC, and to hear their stories about what they experienced and had to deal with before, and to see where they are now, is very humbling."

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Learn more about the Bowery Residents' Committee

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Little Smiles

"I chose Little Smiles because the thought of bringing joy to a child makes my heart full! As a volunteer for the organization, it brings me pleasure to think that I have a small part in their happiness while they deal with any number of tough situations."

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Learn more about Little Smiles

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Mr. Holland's Opus Foundation

"I chose Mr. Holland's Opus Foundation because I believe all children deserve access to arts programs as a part of their education. Mr. Holland's Opus Foundation provides instruments to under-funded music programs nationwide."

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Learn more about Mr. Holland's Opus Foundation

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The Music Settlement

"I chose the Cleveland Music School Settlement because from 6th grade through 12th, I was in their youth orchestra. We preformed 2-3 times a year, and it was an amazing experience I still cherish today. They provide a variety of classes and lesson opportunities for all ages."

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Learn more about The Music Settlement


Project Outrun

"The goal is to empower and strengthen these kiddos and their families; letting these kids design.. their shoes with their colors and their messages. Whatever empowers them to outrun whatever they feel is chasing them.. Fear. Sickness. Worry. Doubt. Shoes that make them feel "I'm too quick to be sick " or "I'm not sick by my shoes are."  Seeing the SMILES on all the kids faces while creating their shoes is EVERYTHING. When these kids OUTRUN cancer, it helps to have the right shoes."

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Learn more about Project Outrun

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St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital

"St. Jude Children's Research Hospital treats and defeats childhood cancer and other diseases, regardless of the child’s financial situation. They have made so much progress over the years, and saved so many lives."

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Learn more about St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital

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St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital

"I chose St. Jude's because they do outstanding work in helping to treat and prevent children's catastrophic diseases."

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Learn more about St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital

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Susie's Senior Dogs

"I chose this charity because I admire how dedicated they are to helping senior dogs that normally get overlooked find a forever home to live out their remaining years. Since Susie’s Seniors started in 2014 they have helped 1,200 senior dog adoptions throughout the US."

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Learn more about the Susie's Senior Dogs

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University of Michigan Hartwick Family Architecture Scholarship Fund

"Established in memory of my father (Donald), grandfather (Bruce) and great grandfather (Ernest), this fund provides merit-based scholarships to undergraduate architecture students. When my father passed last year, we decided to honor him by promoting 3 things that he loved: The University of Michigan, Architecture, and learning. So we are currently funding an endowment that will perpetually help U of M architecture students with their education."

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Learn more about the University of Michigan Hartwick Family Architecture Scholarship Fund

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Wounded Warrior Project

"As Americans, it’s our duty to not only thank our military but to also help them any way that we can. The Wounded Warrior Project’s mission is to step in to provide free programs, support and services to address the needs of wounded warriors and fill gaps in government care."

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Learn more about the Wounded Warrior Project



All registered trademarks or logos are property of their respective owners. None of the charities listed above are in any way formally affiliated with RIA in a Box. None of the charities listed above are endorsers of RIA in a Box and RIA in a Box® does not publicly endorse any of the charities listed above.