1 - Why Do I Love You? - Let me Count the Ways! AR February Challenge

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Atlanta Homes ODAT Realty - Love our Great City - Love our Clients! Buckhead - Midtown - Westside

    1- Why Do I Love You?
      Let me Count the Ways!
       AR February Challenge


Counting the ways REALTORS make a difference begins with Community Service. Dedication to one's community is a positive thing about working with real estate agents, in this case, REALTORS who give back to their community. The Atlanta Board of REALTORS sponsors programs selected on a biennial basis by the Board of Directors.

During 2020, the efforts of these members, professionals  who know their communities intimately, participated in both fundraising and volunteering efforts.

The volunteer efforts were focused on a wide range of Food Banks throughout the Atlanta area. The current fundraising focus assisted the Atlanta Children's Shelter. For several years running, an additional beneficiary has been Children's Healthcare of Atlanta. 

What is the Atlanta Children's Shelter? Since its founding in 1986, the ACS has provided education opportunities and given support to various families. In fact, they state that 

"Since [our] inception, the Atlanta Children’s Shelter has
successfully assisted in stabilizing nearly 5,000
homeless families and over 8,000 homeless children
by transitioning homeless families into stable housing
and sustainable employment."

Probably the best way to understand their mission fully is to listen to them tell the story in their own video. 



Food Banks are an integral part of the efforts in Atlanta to address the issue of hunger. REALTORS work within specific communities and understand the needs in each area. Their knowledge and commitment allows both personal hours of support and financial support to enhance the lives of others in our wonderful City of Atlanta.

The Atlanta Community Food Bank offers data since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic. To see all, link is here.

"Covid-19 Pandemic Related Statistics

      • The Food Bank has seen a 300% increase in inquiries from people seeking food assistance.
      • Due to increased demand related to the economic effects            of the covid-19 pandemic, the Food Bank is distributing          between 30% & 40% more food each week than the same    period one year ago.
      • Mobile pantries: 4.1 million pounds of food was distributed          via special COVID-19 mobile pantries.
      • Since May, the Food Bank has received 11.4 Million lbs. of            fresh food, including dairy, produce and proteins, from the         USDA’s Farm to Food Bank program."

Children's Healthcare of Atlanta offers many volunteer opportunities. REALTORS bring their commitment by both fundraising and volunteering for the arts and crafts projects for the patients. 

CHOA welcomes community involvement from individuals and groups. The hospital supplies suggestions for people who want to volunteer. Although this post focuses on the real estate community,REALTORS specifically, anyone may volunteer. Check here for the options.







Comments (9)

Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Lynn - "community" is an important word/term in the real estate world so it seems appropriate that you have chosen this aspect to highlight in this post and share as part of this month's challenge.  

Feb 27, 2021 04:01 AM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker/REALTOR® - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

You have highlighted wonderful organizations. It's wonderful to know the Atlanta Board of REALTORS® helps these groups.

Feb 27, 2021 05:48 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Lynn. Such a worthwhile cause with so many positive results and continuing community contribution. Enjoy your day.

Feb 27, 2021 05:48 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good morning Lynn B. Friedman CRS Atlanta GA 404-939-2727 ,

Love your post and you showing how the Altanta Board of Realtors support so many worthwhile causes!

Feb 27, 2021 06:11 AM
Rocky Dickerson
Realty One Group - Las Vegas, NV
Superior Service!

Good morning Lynn B. Friedman CRS Atlanta GA 404-939-2727 and what a wonderful post as a way to share the love this month

Feb 27, 2021 07:27 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Helloo Lynn and wow, I agree with Rocky, this is a great blog for the month of February,   Make it a great day!


Feb 27, 2021 09:42 AM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Lynn the Atlanta Realtors are doing very, very much needed work, and proving their value to their communities.

Feb 27, 2021 12:54 PM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

Hello Lynn B. Friedman CRS Atlanta GA 404-939-2727 - this post caused my eyes to well with moisture ... it takes a village.  Community is so important. Ensuring children are taken care of ... a must! 

Thank you for participating in the Share the Love Challenge. 

Feb 27, 2021 01:12 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

What a lovely post Lynn, I have not had time or the desire to post anything in the past four or five months that had anything to do with Challenges on Active Rain... the biggest challenge I had was to sign in,, comment  and once in a while post something, that is because of the glitches...Endre

Mar 22, 2021 10:56 PM