Fourth Annual Pay It Forward ActiveRain Challenge For November 2017

Reblogger Brian England
Real Estate Agent with Arizona Focus Realty SA634540000

One of my favorite contests of the year, if you get a chance, check it out and enter.  I love hearing about all of the good things people are doing out there!

Original content by Belinda Spillman CRE# 40005863

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.


Belinda Spillman
Aspen Lane Real Estate
Managing Broker/Owner

(303) 884-2026




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Lisa Von Domek
Lisa Von Domek Team - Dallas, TX
....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless!

Great choice for a reblog Brian England I had not checked out this month's contests yet!

Nov 09, 2017 09:08 AM #1
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Brian England - thanks for taking your valuable time to help judge the challenge!

Nov 09, 2017 01:03 PM #2
Yolanda Cordova-Gilbert
Richmond, TX

Brian does buying more than our share of Napa/Sonoma Wine count? LOL!

Nov 09, 2017 02:57 PM #3
Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

This is one of those contests that members look forward to. I enjoy seeing what people are doing and how they are giving back.

Nov 09, 2017 07:37 PM #4
Belinda Spillman
Aspen Lane Real Estate Colorful Colorado - Aurora, CO
Colorado Living!

Thanks for the re-blog Brian.  This is a great challenge each year.

Nov 10, 2017 07:44 AM #5
Wayne and Jean Marie Zuhl
Samsel & Associates - Clark, NJ
The Last Names You'll Ever Need in Real Estate

There are a lot of great ways to give back to the community. Looking forward to reading the entries, and possibly writing one of our own!

Nov 10, 2017 10:11 AM #6
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Brian England,  I keed to get with the program and work on something for this one soon.


Nov 10, 2017 02:43 PM #7
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

I just started working on my post this afternoon. I'll be posting it on Monday I think.

Nov 10, 2017 03:34 PM #8
Lou Ludwig
Ludwig & Associates - Boca Raton, FL
Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC


Playing it forward will be a fun ActiveRain Contest,

Good luck and sccess.

Lou Ludwig

Nov 10, 2017 06:35 PM #9
Lou Ludwig
Ludwig & Associates - Boca Raton, FL
Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC


This will be a popular contest.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Nov 11, 2017 08:31 PM #10
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