Fourth Annual Pay It Forward ActiveRain Challenge For November 2017

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Fourth Annual Pay It Forward ActiveRain Challenge For November 2017


Are you up for a fun challenge this month?  I know we are all caught up with our holiday plans, but surely there is time to jump into this challenge.  It’s all about helping others and I know that the family at ActiveRain is chock full of big hearted people who want to make a difference in their community
(or even the world)!


For this challenge, we are asking you to get involved and help others in a 
“Pay it Forward” kind of mindset. 


Do you love animals?  Maybe volunteer at the local humane society for an afternoon or the horse rescue in your area.  They can always use an extra pair of hands to groom, feed or clean up after the animals.  If you don’t have enough time for the “Hands-on” approach, you can always deliver some food or treats for the animals. 


How about the homeless?  There are still many Americans who are living on the streets and not sure where their next bed or meal will come from.  With winter approaching, these folks need blankets, coats, gloves and hats.  Of course, they also need a hot meal.  There are many local organizations who would love a food donation or some help at the stove preparing a hot meal for those less fortunate. 


Don’t forget about the elderly.  Many times, elders are all alone at nursing homes and have nothing to get them in the holiday spirit.  If you are musically inclined, grab a bunch of friends and share the joy of music with the elderly by singing Christmas Carols for them. 


And don’t forget about those who protect us on a daily basis.  If baking is your thing, consider delivering tins of holiday treats to your local fire or police departments.


There are many things you can do to make a difference.  
Let’s hear about them!


Simply post a blog of at least 300 words with at least one picture.  Tell us how your efforts helped to brighten someone else’s life.  
All entries need to be in by November 30th.   


The person with the biggest heart and most moving story will be awarded 3,000 points, 2nd place 2,500 points, 3rd place 2,000 points and all others will receive 1,000 points.  Of course the biggest reward comes from knowing that you truly helped someone in some way.  This will make your heart swell with love and that’s what paying it forward is all about. 


What would a holiday challenge be without 3 Wise Men?  
Here are our three wonderful judges:



Michael Jacobs from Pasadena, California



Dick Greenberg from Fort Collins, CO.

Brian England from Gilbert, AZ.



We can’t wait to read your entries. 


Please leave an Active Link in the comment section of this blog with your entry which will open in a new window.  Have trouble with this???  Give us a call or send us a message.  We will be happy to help you. 


And in case I forgot to mention it,




This makes it so much easier when we are reading entries.



Re-Blogged 6 times:

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  1. John Meussner 11/01/2017 09:35 AM
  2. Debbie Reynolds 11/02/2017 05:00 AM
  3. Nancy Robinson Ranked #6 in MI 11/02/2017 06:21 AM
  4. Brian England 11/09/2017 08:45 AM
  5. Dick Greenberg 11/14/2017 08:02 AM
  6. Michael Jacobs 11/18/2017 11:00 AM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Glad to be participating this year with a look forward as to what I need to do for my community.

Nov 27, 2017 06:07 AM #84
Beth Atalay
Cam Realty and Property Management - Clermont, FL
Cam Realty of Clermont FL

Thank you for this great contest, here's my entry.

Nov 27, 2017 06:55 AM #85
Maria Sapio
Berkshire Hathaway Homesale Realty - Carlisle, PA
Real Estate Agent- Carlisle, PA.

My submission
Thank you so much for extending this challenge -

Nov 27, 2017 10:51 AM #86
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®,CRS,
RE/MAX Professionals. - Tacoma, WA
Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & Market Authority!

I just love surprising people with kindness and this is my submission Belinda Spillman 

Nov 27, 2017 04:39 PM #87
Kathryn Acciari
Cameron Real Estate Group - Shrewsbury, MA
RSPS, SRS, REALTOR(R) Sturbridge-Shrewsbury MA

Here is my new venture and my entry, Belinda:  Paying It Forward with Literacy Volunteers

Nov 28, 2017 05:00 AM #88
Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Real Estate
John L Scott Market Center - Birkenfeld, OR
"Your Local Expert!" 503-755-2905

On Your Birthday Why Not Pay it Forward?


An idea from one of my best friends!

Nov 28, 2017 12:01 PM #89
Scott Seaton Jr. Bourbonnais Kankakee IL Home Inspector
SLS Home Inspections-Bradley Bourbonnais Kankakee Manteno - Bourbonnais, IL
The Home Inspector With a Heart!
Nov 28, 2017 10:07 PM #90
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Hi Belinda.  Thanks for hosting this contest.  Here's my entry:

Nov 29, 2017 06:39 AM #91
Joan Cox
Metro Brokers - House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

This one is quite easy this time of year - 

Colorado Gives Day - 12/5/17 - Paying it Forward


Nov 29, 2017 08:34 AM #92
Carol Williams
U.S.: I specialize in helping agents who have been in the business 2 years or less create a thriving business. - Wenatchee, WA
"Customized Mentoring & Marketing Services"

Hi Belinda,
Here is my entry in the Pay-It-Forward Challenge.

Nov 29, 2017 10:25 AM #93
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Prado Real Estate South - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

Here is mine! Thank you for the challenge. Giving to a Special Cause: Bed 'n' Biscuits - A Doggy Daycare!

Nov 29, 2017 12:24 PM #94
Hannah Williams
Re/Max Eastern inc. - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-953-8818

Playing it forward :  I pad for a special person

Nov 29, 2017 01:18 PM #95
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi Belinda- Thank you for the challenge! 

Paying It Forward From the Heart

Nov 30, 2017 04:35 AM #96
Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

Hi Belinda, Here is my entry. I prefer to do things without a lot of hooplas but know it can inspire others to step up and do something, too.

Nov 30, 2017 06:04 AM #97
Lisa Von Domek
Lisa Von Domek Team - Dallas, TX
....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless!

Hello Belinda Spillman I almost didn't enter your contest as I like to keep some things private.  But I think your contest could inspire others to pay it foward, just as Debbie Reynolds mentioned, so I wrote a post but made it for Rainers only.

Here's my entry: Pay It Forward


Thank you for hosting the contest!

Nov 30, 2017 01:45 PM #98
Debe Maxwell, CRS | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

Hi Belinda! I love this challenge each year and thank you so much for hosting!

I LOVE sharing the gift of giving as if it helps only one person who reads to give to someone, some charity or organization, I'm happy! We've encouraged others to give, which means we have accomplished our mission, one person at a time, right?!

Here is my entry:


'Tis the Season for Random Acts of Kindness & Paying it Forward

Thank you and your wise men once again, for hosting and judging.

Happy Thursday!

Nov 30, 2017 05:44 PM #99
Jan Green
Value Added Service, 602-620-2699 - Scottsdale, AZ
HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN

Thank you for hosting thos contest and to the tired judges!  Here's my entry: 

Giving Back During the Holiday Season. 

Nov 30, 2017 08:11 PM #100
Diana Zaccaro
Tropical Realty Beachside power by eXp - Cocoa Beach, FL
Your Brevard County, Florida coastal connection!

Finally! Had some trouble with the pics...

Paying it forward is personal to me


Nov 30, 2017 08:15 PM #101
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

paying it forward for my blessings.

I have been blessed so much.

Nov 30, 2017 09:37 PM #102
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams fox cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Thanks for hosting this Belinda, Dick, Michael, and Brian.  A great opportunity for us to draw attention to some of our missions.

Nov 30, 2017 10:40 PM #103
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