Pay it Forward Year Round and in time of need

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Unfortunately, there are so many people and organizatons that need our help, with time, money, servives and goods. It is hard to choose. First and foremost I thank God almight that my family and I really at this time do not want for anything.  Also, we do give extra at this time of year but we feel that we must give year round and when the need arises. The next is we have limited time and resources to give. I feel that we must give back to our community as they say Charity begins at home. We have several charities that we give to so I will tell you where we give and why.


The First Charity I ever gave to is Fort Bend's Women Shelter, my first job out we were forced to give to the United instinct told me to give locally so I researched ( back then it was the old fashion way leg work and phone calls not google) So, I learned that Ft. Bend Women Shelter helped victims of domestic abuse and their chidlren get back on  their feet. This to be has always been an achilles heel maybe in another life I was abused I do not know but I have been giving to this organization since then and will continue to. I know someone who volunteers there so I also in addition to giving money I donate clothes that can be worn for interviews and work.


The other local charity that we give money and food to is the Star of Hope Mission. It helps the homeless also people trying to get back on their feet. My ex-husband once knew someone who worked at United and lived there he was trying to get clean he was a hard worker and was just about to get a place to live when he died on the job. His family just wanted to know if he was off drugs and they said yes and that he had turned his life around. The only solace I have in this story is that the Lord took him and he is in a better place all these years later I still have tears in my eyes when  I think of this young man.


We also donate to Good Will, Katy Christian Minsitries and SPCA. Robert Bob Gilbert is actually voluntering at a Dog Shelter but that is his story to tell.


We also give to Houston Police Department, Fire Department and The Wounded Warriors programs. There is much to give to but these are our pet charities.


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Michael Jacobs
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena Area Real Estate 818.516.4393

Hi Yolanda -- you and Bob have formed a very powerful team of support for some very worthy causes in your area.   I like that you have chosen local organizations where you can see a difference being made around you.  

Nov 30, 2016 01:14 PM #1
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
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How wonderful that you give to all those worthwhile organizations, and I read Robert Bob Gilbert post on the dog shelter...You two make a great team.  A

Nov 30, 2016 01:45 PM #2
Robert Bob Gilbert
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Anderson Properties - Katy, TX
Your Katy TX ( West of Houston) Real Estate Expert

Yolanda, Yes we do give to several organizations and it is hard to decide who to give to..  

Nov 30, 2016 02:17 PM #3
Belinda Spillman
Aspen Lane Real Estate Colorful Colorado - Aurora, CO
Colorado Living!

Sounds like you have some very worthy causes which you support.  Thanks for all that you do!!!!

Nov 30, 2016 03:36 PM #4
Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS, Broker
Phoenix Property Shoppe - Phoenix, AZ
Arizona's Top Banana of Real Estate!

Yolanda you and Bob make one heck of a giving machine!  All very important and worthy causes  - and I know it makes a big difference.

Nov 30, 2016 04:11 PM #5
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD
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Thank you very much for sharing some of the ways that you pay it forward in your home community.

Nov 30, 2016 04:57 PM #6
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

I like giving to local charities where I can see my dollar in action, up close and personal.

Nov 30, 2016 04:57 PM #7
Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
The People You Know, Like and Trust!

They all sound like worthwhile charities Yolanda Cordova-Gilbert , and one deserving of help.

Nov 30, 2016 05:29 PM #8
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Good morning Yolanda.  I hope these organizations appreciate the gifts you give for their worthy causes.

Dec 01, 2016 04:23 AM #9
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

You are so right, there are so many worthwhile organizations out there that need help and I think you have chosen some great ones to support.

Dec 01, 2016 07:15 AM #10
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