Giving comes in all shapes and sizes. By: Maria Sapio

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Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams of Central PA RS334568

"Attitude is a choice                                                   

  Happiness is a choice

  Optimism is a choice

  Kindness is a choice

  Giving is a choice

  Respect is a choice

  Whatever choice you make,
   makes you.

  Choose wisely."
- Roy T. Bennett

 


The holiday season is traditionally viewed as a time brimming with gifts, treats and thoughtful gestures. Yet for some, it may be a season riddled with financial difficulties. 

Do you have some pots and pans that you never use? Or dishes, mugs or silverware in good condition?
Perhaps some blankets that have been stored away?  Comforters?  Bed sheets? Towels?
Coats in the front closet? Hats? Gloves?  Scarves?  
Shoes in great condition that are just taking up space on a shoe rack?  
Trinkets or knickknacks that don't quite fit your decorating style?
Purses? Luggage? Backpacks?  
Toys?  Books?  
Wall decor?  Curtains?  
Christmas decorations?  
Mixer? Blender?  Coffee Pot?  Toaster?  
Canned goods?  Dry goods? 

I recommend contacting your local food bank, homeless shelter, Salvation Army or Township office for a list of places in your area that would welcome your donations.



Take a peek into some of the closets, drawers and storage areas during this season of giving.  Pack up a bag, or two, or three - and make a difference in the lives of others. 

Wouldn't it be a great feeling to know that your excess 'stuff' had made its way into the homes and hearts of others?

Perhaps you'll even keep the momentum going and decide to make this a monthly event?  Maybe you can even share the idea with others and ignite more givers in your community.


Thank you for reading my post, and contemplating my words. The sweetest treats of the holiday season live within the beautiful hearts of those that care abundantly!

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Maria Sapio
Keller Williams of Central PA - Carlisle, PA
Real Estate Agent- Carlisle, PA. Mariasapio.com

Grant Schneider - I'm thankful to hear that my post has offered you some encouragement to sort through your home...

Dec 03, 2018 12:19 PM #14
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Maria Sapio
Keller Williams of Central PA - Carlisle, PA
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Will Hamm - Thank you for spreading kindness and goodwill in your community.

Dec 03, 2018 12:20 PM #15
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Maria Sapio
Keller Williams of Central PA - Carlisle, PA
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Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400 - I am grateful to hear that my post has resonated with you.  

Dec 03, 2018 12:21 PM #16
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Maria Sapio
Keller Williams of Central PA - Carlisle, PA
Real Estate Agent- Carlisle, PA. Mariasapio.com

Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty You and your boy share a wonderful tradition of giving!

Dec 03, 2018 12:22 PM #17
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Maria Sapio
Keller Williams of Central PA - Carlisle, PA
Real Estate Agent- Carlisle, PA. Mariasapio.com

Kathy Streib - I agree with you - and it's such a good feeling too!  Cheers to you for a wonderful holiday season!

Dec 03, 2018 12:24 PM #18
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
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Maria,

What a beautiful quote and post to share with it.  Wishing you a wonderful evening and week ahead.

Dec 03, 2018 01:33 PM #19
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Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

Giving to others in need should be a reflex Maria if able. Very nice post that gets to the heart of the holidays!

Dec 03, 2018 06:36 PM #20
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Maria, this is a really good idea, and we all have stuff we no longer use or need.  Very timely post.

Dec 04, 2018 06:17 AM #21
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Brian England
Vacasa - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Donating things that we no longer use is definitely beneficial for others that might not have as much as we do.

Dec 04, 2018 06:25 AM #22
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Good morning Maria.  Thanks for the morning inspiration.  I know there are some things I need to collect and donate.

Dec 04, 2018 06:36 AM #23
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Maria Sapio
Keller Williams of Central PA - Carlisle, PA
Real Estate Agent- Carlisle, PA. Mariasapio.com

Ron and Alexandra Seigel Thank you for your uplifting spirit and thoughtful comment.

Dec 04, 2018 07:00 AM #24
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Maria Sapio
Keller Williams of Central PA - Carlisle, PA
Real Estate Agent- Carlisle, PA. Mariasapio.com

Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can! - I am hopeful that my post may inspire some to look deep within a closet and find some items to donate. 

Dec 04, 2018 07:01 AM #25
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Maria Sapio
Keller Williams of Central PA - Carlisle, PA
Real Estate Agent- Carlisle, PA. Mariasapio.com

Joan Cox  Thank you for reading and I'm grateful to hear that it inspired your heart.

Dec 04, 2018 07:02 AM #26
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Maria Sapio
Keller Williams of Central PA - Carlisle, PA
Real Estate Agent- Carlisle, PA. Mariasapio.com

Brian England - May you embrace the beauty of the spirit of  joy throughout the season!

Dec 04, 2018 07:04 AM #27
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Maria Sapio
Keller Williams of Central PA - Carlisle, PA
Real Estate Agent- Carlisle, PA. Mariasapio.com

Gabe Sanders - I love knowing that my words have inspired you - what a special treat!

Dec 04, 2018 07:04 AM #28
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Sally K. & David L. Hanson
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Love the quote...and more importantly the spirit of the post...may it spread

with contagion throughout the internet !

Dec 04, 2018 09:23 AM #29
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Maria Sapio
Keller Williams of Central PA - Carlisle, PA
Real Estate Agent- Carlisle, PA. Mariasapio.com

Sally K. & David L. Hanson - Oh my, your comment has rendered me speechless...thank you!

Dec 04, 2018 09:53 AM #30
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Many of us have a lot of stuff that should be donated.

This is a good reminder.

Dec 07, 2018 08:29 AM #31
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

I like your quote selection. I shared it on Facebook.

Dec 07, 2018 10:37 AM #32
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Maria Sapio
Keller Williams of Central PA - Carlisle, PA
Real Estate Agent- Carlisle, PA. Mariasapio.com

Roy Kelley Thank you for the Friday afternoon visit - and I'm glad that my quote selection resonated with you.

Dec 07, 2018 12:56 PM #33
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