Giving Back During the Holiday Season

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This post is in response to the 4th Annual Pay It Forward Challenge for November, 2017.  Thinking about this challenge and I figure there's no better way than to Pay It Forward!  There are certainly folks that are far worse off than anyone simply waiting for the next home to close escrow.  

 

Watkins Sheter, UMOMHaving volunteered at the Watkins Shelter, by UMOM, for 6 years in a row, I can tell you that seeing the same faces each holiday season was sad.  Knowing that those folks had not transitioned past the same shelter is sad.  

 Sometimes we get caught up in the every day grind of making sure we have enough toothpaste if we run out.  But what if there are no extra tubes of toothpaste?  What if your basic necessities have no back up supplies?  Something to think about.

 

Since my networking group disbanded this year, I chose two additional charities to volunteer and donate funds.  

McKenna Youth Foundation

Salvation Army Real Estate WednesdaysThis past Saturday, 11/25/17, I attended and donated to the McKenna Youth Foundation.  This worthwhlie charity has helped thousands of families in the Phoenix Metro Area by providing food, toys, resources and about 100 bicycles a year!  I'm fortunate to know the founders of the foundation, which is a good reason to support efforts made personal by others.  

 

Secondly, I volunteered to man a kettle! 

 

 

Real Estate Wednesdays was founded by a local real estate team to man that kettle at Sam's clubs, Costcos, and Walmart stores in the area. 

 

Helping to raise thousands, realtors have made a huge impact on the community and I'm proud to volunteer for the Salvation Army.  

 

Thank you to LaTonia Gore, Stewart Title, for organizing.  

 

My fellow Volunteer, Vicki Best is a new friend at my company, so thank you for taking me up on my Facebook post and volunteering! 

 

 

We can all pay it forward, just find the charity that provides the most to your local community! 

 

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Rainmaker
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Brian England
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That is the Jan that I know, always willing to help others out in any way that she can!

Dec 01, 2017 05:08 AM #1
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Sheila Anderson
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Good morning Jan. I like your choices and appreciate your efforts. Enjoy.

Dec 01, 2017 06:14 AM #2
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Richard Bazinet /MBA, CRS, ABR
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Good morning Jan!  Great post, absolutely, we need to keep giving. I like you new main pic with the Santa hat. And awesome photos of you!!! 

Dec 01, 2017 06:40 AM #3
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Belinda Spillman
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Thank you for sharing your stories with us.  You certainly have a giving spirit!

Dec 01, 2017 08:12 AM #4
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Jan Green
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Brian England I'm fairly certain you do this and more!  See you soon :) 

 

Dec 01, 2017 08:18 AM #5
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Jan Green
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Sheila Anderson thank you for commenting.  I appreciate your support! 

 

Dec 01, 2017 08:18 AM #6
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Jan Green
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Thank you Richard Bazinet /MBA, CRS, ABR ! Tis the season to give back!

Dec 01, 2017 08:19 AM #7
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Jan Green
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Giving is a big part of my former networking group. We had a charitable aspect to the group and helped several charities.  Reinvtenting the wheel, I figure these 2 that help local efforts are wise.  Thank you for the contest! 

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Hi Jan, you have it figured out. You seem to have a good balance of work, networking, giving, and spending time with your daughters.  I appreciate your good heart - the Santa hat is cute on you. D 

Dec 03, 2017 03:13 PM #9
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Thank you so much Debb!  Balance is so key in this business.  Between work, life and fun we figure it out.  Thank you for commenting.  Merry Christmas!

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