You Too Can Help Feed The Less Fortunate...

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This is our entry for the Third Annual Pay It Forward ActiveRain Challenge For November sponsored by Belinda Spillman.

 

It's been challenging to contemplate donating time and labor to paying it forward these past few years with the medical challenges that are now, thankfully, successfully completed.

 

One way we have been able to pay it forward and help others in need is by significantly contributing to the Desert Mission Food Bank.

 

Their programs include the Emergency Food Program which provides monthly food packages for individuals and families in crisis, along with programs that help Seniors and that enable families to stretch their food budget.

 

 

We know that Food Banks proliferate across communities, and this is one way all of us can help those who need help, with a small amount of effort, but a tremendous reward for someone who might otherwise go hungry.

 

Thanksgiving is a particularly poignant time for those in need - the thought of a Thanksgiving feast that others are enjoying - can be brought to life for them by a simple act of donating a turkey and the trimmings.  Often, your local supermarket offers Free or inexpensive turkeys in conjunction with other purchases, and this is a great way to stretch your donation dollars and help others.

 

For the Desert Mission Food Bank, the simple act of shopping online via Amazon using their "Smile" feature to donate a portion of every purchase to your charity of choice, along with simply shopping at your local Fry's Food Store, Safeway or Target, results in additional contributions to this very worthy cause.

 

In 2017 we will be investigating how we can take a more hands on approach to assist Desert Mission Food Bank.

 

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If you are considering a Traditional or Short Sale of your home in Phoenix, Scottsdale or any location in Maricopa County Arizona, you owe it to yourself to talk with the BVO Luxury Group @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty to determine whether Tony and Suzanne Marriott are the best real estate Brokers in the Phoenix and Scottsdale metropolitan area to help you with the Successful Sale of your home.

Tony and Suzanne have personally Listed, Sold and Closed more than a hundred Short Sales with the highest list to close rate in the Phoenix Metro Area!

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Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®
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We all need to take time to help others, all year long, but especially now

Nov 21, 2016 11:30 PM #1
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June Piper-Brandon
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Our office collected over 8000 pounds of food during our recent Harvest for the Hungry drive.  Everyone can do a little to make great things happen.

Nov 21, 2016 11:58 PM #2
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Kathleen Daniels
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Tony, the holidays do seem to kick donations into high gear.  It breaks my heart to know that so many families are struggling and cannot afford to feed their families.  Every can , package and dollar adds up. Together, we can make a huge difference. 

Nov 22, 2016 01:09 AM #3
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Michael Jacobs
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Good morning, Suzanne and Tony -- your kindness shines in this post especially in times when the need is so great.  I look forward to hearing of your upcoming plans in 2017.  

Nov 22, 2016 01:15 AM #4
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Belinda Spillman
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There are so many folks in need all the time but to be homeless at the holidays must hurt even more.  Thank you for the kindness you have shown!!!

Nov 22, 2016 02:45 AM #5
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Grant Schneider
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Hi Tony and Suzanne - Excellent way to serve.  I am participating in the same way with a food pantry in our area.

Nov 22, 2016 02:50 PM #6
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Dana Hollish Hill
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Great post and excellent way to help those in your community. 

Nov 22, 2016 03:52 PM #7
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Brian England
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Feeding the hungry in my opinion is one of the most important charities, as I beleive nobody should have to go hungry.  I am happy to hear that your own medical issues are hopefully in the past for good!

Nov 23, 2016 05:06 AM #8
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Agreed Kristin Johnston - REALTOR® - thanks for stopping by with a comment!

 

Nov 23, 2016 05:28 AM #9
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That's great June Piper-Brandon - thanks for stopping by with a comment!

 

Nov 23, 2016 05:28 AM #10
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Yes we can Kathleen Daniels - thanks for stopping by with a comment!

 

Nov 23, 2016 05:28 AM #11
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
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Thank you Michael Jacobs - will be plotting and scheming...er...I mean planning for 2017 starting next week!

Nov 23, 2016 05:29 AM #12
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
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We are happy to help Belinda Spillman - thanks for stopping by with a comment!

 

Nov 23, 2016 05:30 AM #13
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Thanks Grant Schneider and - thanks for stopping by with a comment!

 

Nov 23, 2016 05:30 AM #14
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Thank you Dana Hollish Hill and - thanks for stopping by with a comment!

 

Nov 23, 2016 05:30 AM #15
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Always good to hear from you Brian England - thanks for stopping by with a comment!

 

Nov 23, 2016 05:31 AM #16
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Nice post.  I also like to contribute to our local Maui Food Bank at this time of year.  Have a great holiday!

Nov 23, 2016 06:06 PM #17
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Thanks Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089 - thanks for stopping by with a comment and best wishes for a great Thanksgiving day!

Nov 24, 2016 05:59 AM #18
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Dick Greenberg
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Hi Tony & Suzanne - Local food banks are a vital resource in the fight against hunger, and well worth our support. Kudos for your efforts to help.

Nov 29, 2016 11:48 AM #19
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Thanks Dick Greenberg - we do what we can to help - thanks for stopping by with a comment!

 

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