2011 has been a year of ups and downs; in the stock market, the economy, and politics in Washington, D.C., but one thing remains constant – the clients and staff of Odyssey Personal Financial Advisors remain committed to making a difference by helping the people with the greatest needs within our own community. "With the incredible generosity of clients we just completed our 7th Annual Odyssey Holiday Outreach", said Steve Siders, Partner. "We support a different charity each year and we were pleased to help STAR House (seeking, teaching and reaching) and their incredible after school programs this year." "We collected many generous donations including several weeks worth of supplies - cups, pencils, bowls, notebooks, and crackers, as well as checks and gift cards totaling approximately $1500," said Robert Fezza, Partner. In combination with a matching donation of $1000 from the firm Odyssey itself, the total giving from this year's campaign was $2500. Each of the members of the Odyssey team has children of their own and they can't think of a better way to help their local community than by giving other children a chance for an impactful and positive future. "The spirit of the season is all about being thankful for our many blessings and helping others when we can", said Steve. The team visited the STAR House after school program at Mimosa Elementary School recently to experience the activities first hand.