What Will You Do This Holiday To Give Back To Your Community?

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Christmas Dinner Giveaway on Freecycle Delivery DateDuring this past weekend, I was able to contribute and participate in a cause that provided free Christmas dinners to deserving families in my home town of Chesterton, Indiana, and the surrounding neighborhoods.

This had nothing to do with providing a mortgage or home loan finance options. This did however have everything to do with giving back to my community.

This time of year can bring great joy and extreme despairdepending on the economic situation. With an unemployment rate that has been higher than the national and state averages, Northwest Indiana has been plagued by hardship to individuals, communities and the non-profits who serve them.

Based on an idea that was sprouted from an old high school classmate, we collectively leveraged social media to raise enough food to feed 75+ families a Christmas dinner they would have not had otherwise.

It was amazing how a simple act of providing a free dinner to those in need could bring so much warmth and joy to those who received and also to those who gave.

What Will You Do This Holiday To Give Back To Your Community?


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William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

James good for you.  My wuife and I delivered gifts to shut in and did an adopt a family.  that is where we bought gifts for everyone of the 6 member family.   along with a few annonymous santa gifts off the local giving trees.


Dec 21, 2009 08:13 AM #1
James K Barath, CMPS
Canopy Mortgage, LLC - Crown Point, IN
FICO Pro, Certified Military Housing Specialist

William - It is amazing how such a small act of kindness can create a butterfly effect through out the community.

Dec 21, 2009 09:04 AM #2
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

Hi James!  What a wonderful cause that you participated in--giving so little to you, means SO much to those in need.  Giving back is what life is all about!

Debe In CharlotteMerry Christmas

Dec 21, 2009 04:00 PM #3
Irene Tron
Valparaiso, IN

What a great way to help others.  This is what the Christmas spirit should be about.  Thanks for helping so many families.

Dec 28, 2009 10:04 PM #4
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