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 Heart Association 

"I chose the American Heart Association because they do great work educating and helping to prevent cardiovascular disease."

Ben Causes Page Ben South

Learn more about the American Heart Association.

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ALS Association

"I chose this charity in memory of my Aunt and Grandmother. I hope to raise awareness and support the organization in working toward finding treatments and a cure."

Our Causes 8.25.2020-06 Debbie McGraw

Learn more about the ALS Association.

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Alzheimer’s Association

"I chose the Alzheimer’s Association as my charity because my Grandpa is currently battling Alzheimer’s. Watching him battle this disease for the past 10 years has been heartbreaking and I can’t even begin to imagine what goes through his mind nowadays. It is a disease that needs a cure not only for the sake of those that are afflicted by it but for the family members of the afflicted as well. It’s important that everyone has a great quality of life – even up until the very end."

Our Causes 8.25.2020-01 Beth Rosepal

Learn more about the Alzheimer's Association.

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Alzheimer's Association

"My dad died of Alzheimer’s and a very good friend of mine’s husband, rather young, currently is fighting this dreadful disease. I fought with my dad in an Alzheimer’s facility for 4 years, going after work to feed him every day. The toll this disease took on our family was/is great. This cause is very dear to my heart."

Our Causes 8.25.2020-07 Donna Walker

Learn more about the Alzheimer's Association.

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Angels for Allison

"I chose Angels for Allison because Allison’s mother was a teacher at my daughter’s school at the time of her death. My daughter was very close to Allison’s mother and it was heartbreaking to watch them endure the loss of their daughter. In effort to bring something good out of the tragedy, they started the foundation to provide a service to an often overlooked and underserved need. While they were blessed to be able to bury their daughter without financial difficulties, this is not the case for all families. I love the idea that they are able ease the financial burden of laying a child to rest when families may not have the resources to do so."

Our Causes 8.25.2020-04 Jametriss Boone

Learn more about the Angels for Allison.

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Black Voters Matter

"I chose Black Voters Matter because every vote matters and should be counted, and voter suppression occurs in Black communities at disproportionate levels. Black Voters Matter does great work to make voting equal for everyone, and to provide support to those citizens waiting in hours-long lines and just trying to cast their vote in areas where voting is harder than it is in more affluent communities."

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Learn more about Black Voters Matter.

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Big Dog Ranch Rescue

"I chose Big Dog Ranch Rescue because as an owner of large dogs, I know how difficult it is for these pets to get adopted and be cared for. A No Kill shelter where these loving beasts get the opportunity for a second chance at love makes me really happy."

Our Causes 8.25.2020-08 Liz Slone

Learn more about Big Dog Ranch Rescue.

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Boys & Girls Club COVID-19 Relief Fund

"After becoming involved with the Boys & Girls Club here in Cleveland, it was amazing to see the positive impact the club has on the kids in the area. Even during the pandemic, the Boys & Girls Club is still able to offer resources and aid to the kids and their families. These kids are some of the sweetest kids I know and they deserve the absolute best."

Our Causes 8.25.2020-05 Meredith Kern

Learn more about the Boys & Girls Club of Cleveland.

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The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) - Lexington

"I support NAMI – Lexington because of the support it provides to those suffering from mental illness and for its advocacy to increase awareness and understanding of mental illness and eliminate the stigma associated with mental illness."

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Learn more about The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) - Lexington.

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The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children

"Growing up and hearing stories on the news about missing children always struck a nerve in me. Now being a mother of 2, it’s hard to imagine being a mother of a missing child. This is why I’m donating to this organization, to help with resources and facilitate finding and bringing home any of these children to their families."

Our Causes 8.25.2020-03 Nikki Goede

Learn more about The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children.

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The National Center for Fathering

"I chose the National Center for Fathering as my charity because they provide resources and mentoring to fathers in an effort to mitigate the social and economic impact of fatherlessness in America. NCF provides resources and mentoring to fathers and father figures to be actively engaged in the life of every child."

Jason Causes Page Jason Vinsonhaler

Learn more about The National Center for Fathering.

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The National Lawyers Guild Mass Defense Program

"Political activism has proven to be a source of empowerment and real change for Americans. The National Lawyers Guild Mass Defense Program provides legal help to those organizations that support progressive change through mass protests."

Our Causes 8.25.2020-09Patrick Dominguez

Learn more about The National Lawyers Guild Mass Defense Program.

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The National Urban League of Greater Cleveland

"The National Urban League is a historic civil rights organization dedicated to economic empowerment, equality, and social justice. The League helps to close the equality gap which enables minority groups to develop and exercise their potential to be on par with all other Americans. I chose to support The National Urban League of Greater Cleveland to help empower and support out local community now and in the future."

Our Causes 8.25.2020-02Clay Coady

Learn more about The National Urban League of Greater Cleveland.

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Second Chance Rescue

"I chose Second Chance Rescue because I have a soft spot for animals and I believe no animal should ever be subjected to abuse, or homelessness. Since 2009, Second Chance Rescue has offered a second chance to those animals who are less fortunate, and those with critical medical, emotional, or behavioral issues."

Jenn Causes PageJennifer Shaw

Learn more about Second Chance Rescue.

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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.