I think it’s important for my employees to get involved within the community
Fort Myers, FL (PRWEB) December 11, 2014
Employees from AdvantaIRA Trust, headquartered in Fort Myers, are volunteering on December 13 for the Heights Center’s “Operation Christmas Care.” The Heights Center holds this annual gift drive for the children of the Harlem Heights neighborhood, which is located in Lee County and is home to many children and families living below the poverty line.
Throughout the last, month local businesses have been donating gifts for the children of Harlem Heights for their “Operation Christmas Care” gift drive. Gifts were needed for more than 800 children ranging from infants to 15-year olds. AdvantaIRA Trust wanted to get involved by volunteering. During the “Operation Christmas Care” parents will have time to pick gifts for their child while their children get the chance to talk to Santa, meet individuals from the armed services, snack on cookies and hot chocolate, and make Christmas cards.
Some of the staff from AdvantaIRA Trust will be assisting with various duties during the day of the event. Advanta IRA believes active community involvement and giving is crucial to building strong communities. The company frequently donates to different local charitable organizations in an effort to facilitate this belief. “I think it’s important for my employees to get involved within the community,” says Dave Owens, managing partner of AdvantaIRA Trust. “Volunteering for even just a few hours can really make a big difference.”
The Heights Center has been helping families in the Harlem Heights neighborhood since 1999. There are over a thousand people that live in the community and more than 300 households. The foundation’s mission is to support education and wellness, promote family and community development, and to provide the benefits of enrichment and the arts in the Harlem Heights neighborhood.
About AdvantaIRA Trust
AdvantaIRA Trust is a self-directed IRA administrator that provides tax-deferred and tax-free investment opportunities, superior customer service, and educational tools to assist investors in realizing the maximum benefits possible within IRAs. AdvantaIRA makes it easy to use self-directed retirement plans to invest in assets that the individual investor knows, understands, and can control. To learn more visit www(dot)AdvantaIRA(dot)com.
About Dave Owens
Dave Owens is the managing partner at AdvantaIRA Trust in Fort Myers, Miami, Gainesville, New England, and the Florida Panhandle. Owens opened the AdvantaIRA Trust headquarters in Fort Myers, FL in 2003. His background as a certified public accountant, combined with a long history of personal retirement self-direction, provides his audiences and clients with solid advice and practical solutions to their IRA investment questions. Dave holds a BS in accounting from Purdue University. He also earned the prestigious Certified Exchange Specialist designation through the Federation of Exchange Accommodators.