Doing More By Doing Good

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Real Estate Appraiser with PahRoo Appraisal & Consultancy

Now that Thanksgiving has passed, the onslaught of holiday marketing and holiday decorations will adorn nearly every corner.  Yet, one other important holiday occurence is the outreach of many local, and some national, charitable organizations who serve those in our communities.  If it was not for those charitable organizations, then many of those in our communities would not be cared for, attended to, fed, or even given a warm place to rest on cold nights.  This morning, I received a request from Lakeview Pantry, a local organization that cares for those who have less and do not know where their next meal is. 

Yes, for so many, it is hard to pass up the 'excitement' of Black Friday or Cyber Monday or even holiday shopping deals, but at the end of the day, you cannot take any of those items with you.  When our time comes, then our time will be referenced in a past existence and all that will really have mattered was what difference did you make in the lives of others, because that is where our existence truly lives on.

So, given that so many charitable organizations receive more than the majority of their funding during the holidays, I encourage each person to give to another just like there was an additional family member in the house.  Whether a soup kitchen, a food pantry, a shelter, a youth organization, a veteran's organization, a program for challenged youths or adults, whatever and however it is that you find fit to share the holiday cheer, just be sure to share it.

Michael Hobbs, PahRoo Appraisal & Consultancy

 

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Joe Jackson
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Michael  You are so correct, have a great week

Nov 27, 2011 11:32 PM #1
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Lisa Von Domek
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Good morning Michael,

We are of like minds, as I posted a blog yesterday in the same theme.  Less commercialization and more giving is the reason for the season.  Have a great week!

Nov 27, 2011 11:34 PM #2
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Fernando Herboso - Broker for Maxus Realty Group
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Great advice Michael, I was just watching a show where they mentioned 15% of Americans are on food stamps!

Nov 27, 2011 11:58 PM #3
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Sheila Anderson
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Good morning Michael. Bravo. I couldn't agree with you more. Doing good is so much more rewarding and better than just doing. I think most of us have enough stuff and as you point out, at the end of the day....

Nov 28, 2011 01:12 AM #4
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Michael Hobbs
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Joe, Thank you.  I appreciate it. 

That is great news Lisa, glad to know that I am not the only one who has seen some light out there that isn't a flashing 'SALE' sign at some retailer.

Nov 28, 2011 01:16 PM #5
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Michael Hobbs
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Thank you Fernando.  Ouch...15%.  Given the current economic climate, I wonder how long our government can afford to support these people. 

Sheila, right on.  BTW, I think Basements are the American term for 'stockpiling way too much stuff that someone else could currently use and benefit from' :-)

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