Gratitude Post #7 - Compass Family Services in SF

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Real Estate Agent with Compass CA DRE# 01215160

This morning I woke, thinking about Compass Family Services, and realizing how grateful I am for them and all they do.

Shortly after our move to San Francisco 7 years ago I happened across a newspaper article talking about homeless families in San Francisco. The article focused on one family who would spend some nights couch surfing with friends, other nights on the streets. Their young son was in elementary school, and they would take several buses across town, trying their best to get him to school. He'd often arrive late, usually unfed. The staff understood, would have breakfast for him, and then send him in to class. Compass Family Services was working with this family to help find housing and stability for them.

The school is 4 short blocks from my home.

Did this touch me as a REALTOR? Or as a mom? Both, most likely. Even after 7 years, I remember the emotions I felt when reading about this family's plight, and learning about Compass Family Service for the first time. I knew I needed to learn more and help.

Since then, our family has become strong advocates and supporters for Compass Family Services, and continue to look for ways to increase our support.

  • Each year we participate in the Adopt-a-Family program at Christmas time, and that has become the most meaningful part of our family's holidays. In previous posts I've written in depth about the program.
  • This fall we joined in their Toast and Taste fundraiser, which was fun for us, but more importantly raised over $52,000 for programs to support those in need.
  • There are on-going volunteer opportunities, some involving as little as 2-3 hours a week. This is on my radar for 2019 -- it's time.
  • Financial support is always needed and welcomed. It's easy to make a donation, large or small; you can donate using this link.

I'm grateful to Compass Family Services helping us help others in our community.

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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
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Good morning, Lottie... what a wonderful organization... and I'm sure it's also grateful for you and what you contribute to it.

Nov 19, 2018 05:40 AM #1
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Kathy Streib
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Lottie- Thank goodness for organizations like Compass Family Services and for caring people like you. We have so much and it is unthinkable that someone goes hungry or has to couch surf. Thank you for helping them. 

Nov 19, 2018 08:27 AM #2
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Lottie Kendall
Compass - San Francisco, CA
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Hi Nina Hollander - Compass Family Services is one of many groups helping here. Up On Top (another of my favorites), Glide Memorial, St. Anthony's Dining Room, and many others.

Hello Kathy Streib - "our" Adopt-a-Family this year is a mother with a 3-year old son; while Compass tries to find housing for them, they are couch surfing. Can you imagine?

Nov 19, 2018 09:16 AM #3
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Debbie Reynolds
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Caring people and organizations are doing the work of administering to people in need. The needs are many.

Nov 27, 2018 07:47 PM #4
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Lottie Kendall
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The need in our communities is so great; Compass Family Services speaks to my heart, Debbie Reynolds 

Nov 27, 2018 09:39 PM #5
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