Fourth Annual Pay It Forward ActiveRain Challenge For November 2017

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with Aspen Lane Real Estate Colorful Colorado CRE# 40005863
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Fourth Annual Pay It Forward ActiveRain Challenge For November 2017

 

Are you up for a fun challenge this month?  I know we are all caught up with our holiday plans, but surely there is time to jump into this challenge.  It’s all about helping others and I know that the family at ActiveRain is chock full of big hearted people who want to make a difference in their community
(or even the world)!


 

For this challenge, we are asking you to get involved and help others in a 
“Pay it Forward” kind of mindset. 

 

Do you love animals?  Maybe volunteer at the local humane society for an afternoon or the horse rescue in your area.  They can always use an extra pair of hands to groom, feed or clean up after the animals.  If you don’t have enough time for the “Hands-on” approach, you can always deliver some food or treats for the animals. 

 

How about the homeless?  There are still many Americans who are living on the streets and not sure where their next bed or meal will come from.  With winter approaching, these folks need blankets, coats, gloves and hats.  Of course, they also need a hot meal.  There are many local organizations who would love a food donation or some help at the stove preparing a hot meal for those less fortunate. 

 

Don’t forget about the elderly.  Many times, elders are all alone at nursing homes and have nothing to get them in the holiday spirit.  If you are musically inclined, grab a bunch of friends and share the joy of music with the elderly by singing Christmas Carols for them. 

 

And don’t forget about those who protect us on a daily basis.  If baking is your thing, consider delivering tins of holiday treats to your local fire or police departments.

 

There are many things you can do to make a difference.  
Let’s hear about them!

 

Simply post a blog of at least 300 words with at least one picture.  Tell us how your efforts helped to brighten someone else’s life.  
All entries need to be in by November 30th.   

 

The person with the biggest heart and most moving story will be awarded 3,000 points, 2nd place 2,500 points, 3rd place 2,000 points and all others will receive 1,000 points.  Of course the biggest reward comes from knowing that you truly helped someone in some way.  This will make your heart swell with love and that’s what paying it forward is all about. 

 

What would a holiday challenge be without 3 Wise Men?  
Here are our three wonderful judges:

 

 

Michael Jacobs from Pasadena, California

 

 

Dick Greenberg from Fort Collins, CO.

Brian England from Gilbert, AZ.

 

 

We can’t wait to read your entries. 

 

Please leave an Active Link in the comment section of this blog with your entry which will open in a new window.  Have trouble with this???  Give us a call or send us a message.  We will be happy to help you. 

 

And in case I forgot to mention it,

PLEASE MAKE SURE YOUR ACTIVE LINK OPENS UP IN A 

NEW WINDOW.

 

This makes it so much easier when we are reading entries.

 

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Rainmaker
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
"Franklin MA Homes"

wow... I'm really late responding to this one....I'll be writing a blog post tomorrow....   and the three judges are a "trifecta"

Health is most important | paying it forward to keep others healthy

 

Nov 04, 2017 05:11 PM #56
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Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning Belinda, Michael, Dick and Brian. My entry for this challenge is as follows:

http://activerain.com/blogsview/5132363/paying-it-forward-----?show_share=1

Nov 05, 2017 05:50 AM #57
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Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Baltimore, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Thanks for hosting this months challenge Belinda Spillman Here's mine

Paying It Forward

Nov 05, 2017 06:37 PM #58
Rainmaker
1,696,405
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Even though I am a judge and don't expect to win, I still enjoy doing a post for this contest, as it helps motivate me to do more than I do, since I feel that I don't really do that much.

All About Brian England - Charity 2017

Nov 06, 2017 07:51 AM #59
Rainmaker
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Lottie Kendall
Today | Sotheby's International Realty - San Carlos, CA
Serving San Mateo County and San Francisco

Belinda, one additional Pay-It-Forward activity for me and my family this year is volunteering at the Peninsula Humane Society. This is something completely out of my norm--growth is good, right? 

Nov 06, 2017 06:49 PM #60
Rainmaker
3,384,294
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding and Marketing

Belinda and august judges Dick Greenberg and Michael Jacobs , here is our entry in your active rain challenge.

Nov 07, 2017 05:32 AM #61
Rainmaker
836,467
Jan Green
Value Added Service, 602-620-2699 - Scottsdale, AZ
HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN

I've got a great idea that I just put into place.  Back on 11/30 with the post!

Nov 08, 2017 08:34 PM #62
Rainmaker
2,266,142
Lisa Von Domek
Lisa Von Domek & Associates LLC Team - Dallas, TX
....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless!

Belinda Spillman one of my very favorite contests each year.  Thank you for hosting this one again!

Nov 09, 2017 09:10 AM #63
Rainmaker
2,569,871
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ

Here is our entry:

 

Paying It Forward 2017

Nov 13, 2017 04:50 AM #64
Rainmaker
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Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager
Nov 13, 2017 06:09 AM #65
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Dusty Rhoton, SFR, SRS, CDPE, RSPS, SRES, ABR, GRI
Century 21 Flagstaff Realty - Flagstaff, AZ
Flagstaff Real Estate

This was great to help me reflect ...

Here is my entry:

Good Deeds Brighten a Dark World

Nov 13, 2017 07:55 AM #66
Rainmaker
357,769
Scott Seaton Jr. Bourbonnais Kankakee IL Home Inspector
SLS Home Inspections-Bradley Bourbonnais Kankakee Manteno - Bourbonnais, IL
The Home Inspector With a Heart!

Can't wait to write this one up. You will like it too I'm sure. 

Nov 14, 2017 06:18 PM #67
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Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

I try to pay for blessings forward all year long.  I wish I had a photo of a recent experience with eating out.

Nov 14, 2017 06:19 PM #68
Rainmaker
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Amanda S. Davidson
Amanda Davidson Real Estate Group - Alexandria, VA
Your Alexandria Virginia Real Estate Agent

Belinda, I look forward to this contest every year. There are so many Rainers doing wonderful things to help others. Thank you for hosting!

 

Paying It Forward In Alexandria

Nov 15, 2017 05:31 AM #69
Rainmaker
1,008,170
Donald Urschalitz
One World Realty Inc. - Jupiter, FL
P.A. Realtor ABR RSPS North Palm Beach County

http://activerain.com/blogsview/5136675/pay-it-forward-active-rain-challenge-for-november-2017

Love the contest and happy to be included and thanks for hosting.

Nov 15, 2017 06:36 AM #70
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel
Nov 16, 2017 06:29 AM #71
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Pat Starnes, Brandon, MS
Front Gate Real Estate - Brandon, MS
Broker Associate, ABR, 601-278-4513
Nov 16, 2017 02:06 PM #72
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Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

Will make sure abandoned animals are warm and have foods.

We got foxes around evidently as a result of Dividend Home development evicted its occupants. Sad.

Nov 16, 2017 07:42 PM #73
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Patricia Feager
DFW FINE PROPERTIES - Southlake, TX
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Thank you Belinda Spillman 

Pay It Forward - Greyhound Holiday Boutique 2017

Nov 17, 2017 04:42 AM #74
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Sally K. & David L. Hanson
Keller Williams 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce - Short Sale

Here you are Belinda Spillman 

Nov 18, 2017 03:34 AM #75
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