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The United Way’s “100 Neediest Cases” campaign has helped thousands of families and individuals during the holiday season for generations.  Each year, 100 cases are selected from a list of thousands provided by more than 60 social service agencies throughout the St. Louis region. 

Abby Schwab, a HesseMartone attorney, coordinated this year’s “adoption” of three families from the United Way’s “100 Neediest Cases” in the hope of making their holiday season just a little brighter.  Throughout the month of December, Abby and the HesseMartone elves worked together to coordinate and shop for individualized gifts for each family member. 

In its seventh year of participation, HesseMartone was able to provide the families with beds, bedding, a dining table and chairs, towels, blankets, pots and pans, a high chair, basic household cleaning supplies, clothes, shoes, winter coats, and the team was even able to help one family pay off an outstanding electric bill.  In addition, the HesseMartone elves made sure that each child received most, if not all, items on their “wish list,” ranging from dolls and dollhouses to Lego sets and board games.  

HesseMartone invests much thought into helping others in a meaningful way and invites you to do the same. Visit to learn more or to get involved in this program.