It is that time of the year when our thoughts turn to helping those around us. At our house, the Smith family has given donations, baskets, dinners & contributed items for local families or organizations. We encourage others to do so, as well.
My Windermere Real Estate office is also very concerned about our surrounding community. We typically have an annual auction at the office among our realtors to donate items & then hold auctions to raise money. We’ve donated to Housing Hope, individuals, families and other groups we believe are in need and deserving. We also schedule an additional day/year to pick a deserving project to fund or assist in. We’ve painted houses, helped create or maintain local parks, and helped build houses through Housing Hope. We have very skilled and dedicated Realtors here with strong community interests. A % of every commission check is donated to the Windermere Foundation.
This year, our office in Marysville won the Snohomish County Realtor Food Drive again for the fourth year in a row. I’ll attach a link so you can see how we stacked up. We had one fabulous woman in our office who knocked on 1100 doors in some of the most challenged parts of the city. Everyone wanted to help. Just for your information, the Marysville Food Bank DOUBLED the people they served from September to October. There are also articles in the Friday, November 14th, Herald regarding the need of community food banks at this time of the year…especially this year. See the results from the Realtor Food Drive here… http://www.sccar.com/fooddrive/leaderboard.cfm
Our office is having a wine tasting/auction/fun fund raising event Thursday evening this week at Wine Styles in the Thriftway Plaza in Marysville. Ticket & profit proceeds will go to an organization called Clothes for Kids. Check out this link. They have a huge need of clothes, they make sure needy folks get them, and operate on a slim to tight budget. Check it out.. http://www.clothesforkids.org/ I’m sure they’ll love donations, too! $$$ or clothes, whichever will work for you!
Whether it’s your neighbor or an organization, the very best thing we can do as our Christmas season approaches is to find just that extra part in our budget to give to those who are in need. There is no better feeling than knowing you’ve helped someone in need. regardless of the size of your pocketbook or contribution. Merry Christmas!