Random Acts Of Kindness For 2016

Mortgage and Lending with George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages NMLS #65149

Belinda Spillman is hosting an ActiveRain Challenges this month titled "Third Annual Pay It Forward ActiveRain Challenge For December.  Belinda's challenge simply asks us to share the  random acts of kindness we have done.  December is an easy month to be kind to others especially with the spirit of Christmas in the air.  I have had a number of things I always do at this time of the year, along with others which are done randomly when  opportunities present themselves.  Below are some of the Random Acts Of Kindness For 2016 which I have already done, and a couple will will be doing.

I always donate to toys to the toy drive the Middlesex Chamber Real Estate Council does every year.  The Real Estate Council collects toys for needy children at the Middlesex Chamber Real Estate Council Holiday Luncheon which is held in early December, and sponsored by the Lender I work for.  I will also contribute toys for two toy drives a couple of Real Estate Offices I partner with do during this time of the year.

My wife and also donate to a couple of programs our church does during this time of year.  Our church is providing 100 baskets with all the fixings for a Thanksgiving Dinner.   The Church my wife and I go to decided to participate in a new program this year called "Fresh Start".  My wife and I have been donating items and funds to the Fresh Start program throughout the year.  The Fresh Start program does exactly what the name implies.  The program helps family who have lost their home to fire or other major catastrophe by helping them get a "fresh start" with furniture, appliances, cloths, food, and other needed items.  This year our Church has adopted two families for Christmas, and are providing everything they needed to get started again.  We are also helping other families with spot items as needed.  We also have collections a couple of times a year so we can purchase items we do not have and for new mattresses because old mattresses cannot be donated.

The other acts of kindness will be done at random.  For example the last few years a couple of my  neighbors have needed help clearing their driveways and sidewalks of snow, so I will continue to assist them this year.

I could go on about other Random Acts Of Kindness For 2016 which both my wife and I have done through out the month, but these are already more than I like to talk about, because these acts are things we do privately.  I hope each and everyone takes not only this time of the year, but every opportunity throughout the year to do something kind for someone else when there is an opportunity to do so.




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George Souto NMLS# 65149 is a Loan Originator who can assist you with all your #FHA, #CHFA, and #Conventional #mortgage needs in Connecticut. George resides in Middlesex County which includes #Middletown, #Middlefield, #Durham, #Cromwell, #Portland, #Higganum, #Haddam, #East Haddam, #Moodus, #Chester, #Deep River, and #Essex. George can be contacted at (860) 573-1308 or gsouto@mccuemortgage.com

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George Souto NMLS# 65149 is a Loan Originator who can assist you with all your #FHA, #CHFA, and #Conventional #mortgage needs in Connecticut. George resides in Middlesex County which includes #Middletown, #Old Saybrook, #Middlefield, #Durham, #Cromwell, #Portland, #Higganum, #Haddam, #East Haddam, #Moodus, #Chester, #Deep River, and #Essex. George can be contacted at (860) 573-1308 or souto@snet.net


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Hannah Williams
Re/Max Eastern inc. - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-953-8818

George Souto  I will never forget that post with the icicles hanging from your mustache . You are a very kind man and one of my favorite bloggers .  Nothing you do all year around for others would surprise me .

Nov 28, 2016 05:16 PM #1
Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

Good evening George Souto , I'm with you!  Random acts of kindness to me is a way of ife, rather than trying to impress people during certain times of the year. We just do it! We don't care if anyone knows about it.

Nov 28, 2016 05:49 PM #2
Michael Jacobs
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena Area Real Estate 818.516.4393

Hello George -- I can tell that the pay-it-forward attitude extends beyond this season and that it's a part of who you are.   Thank you for sharing how you "make it happen" throughout the year through your generosity.   

Nov 28, 2016 09:58 PM #3
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

George I loved that a few years ago you posted about doing the drive way for one of your neighbors... I remember one year some one did it for my father and mother.... he was so thrilled, usually he was paying someone to do it and that week the person could not do it... meant a lot to him...Endre

Nov 28, 2016 10:09 PM #4
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Good morning George.  Thanks for all that you do and appropriately today is giving day.

Nov 29, 2016 04:42 AM #5
Sally K. & David L. Hanson
Keller Williams 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce - Short Sale

Yes....you are a shining example of what everyone should do who can !

Nov 29, 2016 04:49 AM #6
Ginny Gorman
RI Real Estate Services ~ 401-529-7849~ RI Waterfront Real Estate - North Kingstown, RI
Homes for Sale in North Kingstown RI and beyond

George, it is a wonderful thing you & your wife do and I am right with you with generous donation to the Salvation Army and adopt a family, it is so important to give to others.  If you don't have the money, you certainly have the time to do good deeds around your neighborhood or church.

Nov 29, 2016 05:13 AM #7
Nina Hollander
RE/MAX Executive | Charlotte, NC - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

George... there's never been a doubt in my mind that you are a very kind person and put kindness into practice in your day to day life.

Nov 29, 2016 05:27 AM #8
Belinda Spillman
Aspen Lane Real Estate Colorful Colorado - Aurora, CO
Colorado Living!

George,  Sounds like you pay it forward all year long.  Thanks for being one of the good guys!!!!

Nov 29, 2016 09:05 AM #9
Dick Greenberg
New Paradigm Partners LLC - Fort Collins, CO
Northern Colorado Residential Real Estate

Hi George - It's wonderful that you have incorporated the spirit of paying it forward throughout the year - I'm sure your generosity and kindness are greatly appreciated.

Nov 29, 2016 12:44 PM #10
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

There are always children in need, and toys can go a long way in brightening up their lives.  Good for you, George!

Nov 29, 2016 05:39 PM #11
Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

What worthy causes thsoe all are, George. You will be blessed by your kindness and someone else's life will be enriched.

Nov 29, 2016 07:45 PM #12
Patricia Feager
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Good Morning, George!

When it comes to paying it forward, you don't just stop with one deed - you and your family just keep giving! Good for you!

Nov 30, 2016 12:57 AM #13
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

I think that random acts of kindness is such a great thing, seeing somoene in need and doing something to help them!

Nov 30, 2016 05:45 AM #14
Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

George Souto - these are the kinds of things I want to do more of ... helping those truly in need and doing so through charitable organizations.  You are a true giver with a kind, caring and compassinate heart. 

Nov 30, 2016 07:28 PM #15
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