Paying It Forward: Giving to the Kids

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Paying It Forward: Giving to the Kids


Most holiday seasons, I find myself giving a little here and a little there, showing support in small ways for a number of local groups or charities.

This year, however, I have decided to focus on children. I have purchased toys to donate to the Marine Corps Reserve's Toys for Tots, and I also will participate in my YMCA's Giving Tree for kids.  The Giving Tree is full of tags with the first name of a child who is hopeful for a gift. The tag contains a small list of items that the child is wishing for. 

This year, I selected a 17-year-old boy. The younger kids are always easy to buy for, but the older kids - not so easy.  Instead of making numerous donations to various charities, I am going to give this boy a very nice holiday surprise.  I'm as excited as a tiny tot!

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

My wife has already picked a family to buy for and is picking up angels and snowflakes ifro many locations.

Nov 28, 2016 01:36 PM #1
Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude - Carlsbad

Hi Melissa

What a wonderful way to pay it forward, especially at this time of year! good luck fnding just the right gift!


Nov 28, 2016 02:22 PM #2
Belinda Spillman
Aspen Lane Real Estate Colorful Colorado - Aurora, CO
Colorado Living!

I am sure you will make this young lad's Christmas bright and fun!!!!

Thanks for all that you do.

Nov 28, 2016 03:17 PM #3
Diana White-Pettis
Bennett Realty Solutions - Upper Marlboro, MD
GRI, CDPE, CNE, WHC Upper Marlboro Homes for Sale


I love to give throughout the year, but during the holiday season is my favorite time of the year.  For the past 4 years I have had the pleasure of adopting a family.  This year I have two girls, 13 and 4.  You are correct that buying for younger ones is easy, but I will make the 13 year old's holiday a memorable one this year as well.  Thanks for sharing!


Nov 28, 2016 03:34 PM #4
Michael Jacobs
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena Area Real Estate 818.516.4393

Hi Kathryn -- I bet there will be one happy 17 year old this year due to your generosity.  Along with  your other charitable efforts you share a very  nice example of paying-it-forward.  

Nov 28, 2016 04:08 PM #5
Dick Greenberg
New Paradigm Partners LLC - Fort Collins, CO
Northern Colorado Residential Real Estate

Hi Kathryn - Toys for Tots is a great cause, helping to ensure that many who would otherwise be left out get to enjoy the holidays. Kudos to you for supporting it.

Nov 29, 2016 12:40 PM #6
Kathryn Acciari
Cameron Real Estate Group - Shrewsbury, MA
RSPS, SRS, REALTOR(R) Sturbridge-Shrewsbury MA

Thank you, Dick!

Nov 29, 2016 04:52 PM #7
Kathryn Acciari
Cameron Real Estate Group - Shrewsbury, MA
RSPS, SRS, REALTOR(R) Sturbridge-Shrewsbury MA

Melissa, I am certain both children will have happy holidays due to your generosity.

Thank you, Michael. The youth are our future, after all.

Nov 29, 2016 04:54 PM #8
Kathryn Acciari
Cameron Real Estate Group - Shrewsbury, MA
RSPS, SRS, REALTOR(R) Sturbridge-Shrewsbury MA

William, those angels and snowflakes are sure to bring magic to that family.

Thank you, Jeff. Yes, challenging, that 17-year-old. Luckily, he left some hints.

Belinda, if I can add some sparkle to a few kids' holiday, I will be quite happy.

Nov 29, 2016 04:56 PM #9
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

I know you will make this 17 year old boy very happy, which makes me feel very happy as well and I don't even know them.  I love knowing that people will be happy!

Nov 30, 2016 05:47 AM #10
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