volunteering: Rolling up my sleeves-time to make a difference in my city - 02/17/19 12:56 PM
Possibly because of my profession as a real estate agent, or perhaps because of my role as a mother and grandmother, or maybe just because -- I've long supported charities working on housing and hunger issues. Usually my support has been financial.
Thanks to the San Francisco Association of Realtor's "Give Back Day" I had an opportunity last year to volunteer at Glide Memorial serving meals to the homeless and hungry. My assignment was to welcome each client who came through the line, and hand each a breakfast tray. Each tray had been filled with a variety of breakfast items, with good … (21 comments)

volunteering: Pay It Forward - a new year, a new adventure - 11/06/17 05:56 PM
I've written several times in the past about my #1 favorite Pay It Forward activity - "Adopting" a family at Christmas time through Compass Family Services. That remains my top endeavor and this Christmas will mark our 6th annual participation. By now, my family and I can't imagine celebrating Christmas without including the Adopt-a-Family program.
However, this year we have added a new volunteering activity which is taking me out of my element and broadening my horizons--volunteering at the Peninsula Humane Society, providing TLC for dogs awaiting adoption.
Since our 15 year old granddaughter loves animals and hopes to become an assistant at … (27 comments)

volunteering: Making a Difference in our World - 07/15/14 12:39 AM
The month is at its mid-way point, and its a good time to respond to Donna Foerster's Active Rain challenge asking us to share how we make a difference in our community.
When my family was young, most of my volunteering centered around youth, participating as a Scout leader, classroom volunteer, PTA committees. Some causes touched me personally, and weekly hands-on "patterning" of a brain-damaged baby and later a toddler became a main focus for a number of years. Donating blood was another simple way for me to help the community at large.
As a Realtor, volunteering with our Real Estate … (10 comments)

 


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