Real Estate by Debbie Reynolds: Pay it Forward- Helping the Children

Pay it Forward- Helping the Children

ActiveRain's November Challenge

Angel TreeOnce again it is time to share what we members are doing to pay it forward. Thanks, Belinda Spillman for hosting this Pay It Forward Challenge again.

It's about the children. I can't stand the thought of children being hungry or going without needed clothing or toiletry items. Now that the holidays are here, I feel for them knowing they feel left out when other children are lavished with toys and fancy clothes and shoes. That has become so much of the Christmas season.

All through the year, I donate to the local food pantries. People are hungry all the time and not just at holidays. Last week, the donation went to The Well. The Well repairs hot meals for families and homeless that need a helping hand. They send needed food home with them, too.

Can foodsWe also give to the F. U. E. L program that sends food snacks home with school-age children so they have something to eat on the weekends.  The school feeds them during the week but many don't eat anything nourishing from Friday until Monday morning. This year's children are in a school where 80% of the children need help. It is so sad how many have nothing.

I help through the Angel Tree program by adopting an Angel. These are children that will not have a Christmas without us helping. At my church, we do Soldier's Child which helps the children of military children have a good Christmas. We also throw them a party and their parents come and have a good time. Over 1500 people were served last year.

We have donated school supplies to a local medical clinic, fill the bus projects to hand out to children that need these school supplies. The children want to be like other children and have what they need.

A new project is donating toiletries, socks, underwear to the high school. I was shocked to learn how many students have no home and come to school from sleeping at a friend's house or stay outside. It's heartbreaking.

Think about the children and what they are going through. We need to invest in our future.

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Comment balloon 11 commentsDebbie Reynolds • November 30 2017 02:01PM

Comments

Bless you for being kind and giving back...and this is a wonderful challenge topic!

Posted by Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®, Giving Back With Each Home Sold! (RE/MAX Realty Center ) 14 days ago

I think making it about the children is an amazing thing!  I don't have any children of my own, but it always touches my heart to see or hear about children having a rough life.

Posted by Brian England, MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ (Arizona Focus Realty) 14 days ago

Debbie, I should check out this in our area too, this is a great charity, and would not want to think about children without food.

Posted by Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time (Metro Brokers - House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373) 14 days ago

Good afternoon Debbie - I certainly want to help the children any time I can.

Posted by Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes (Performance Development Strategies) 14 days ago

Hi Debbie -- you're right, it's not just this time of year, paying it forward is a year-long pursuit(or it should be).  Good for you for the 24/7 embracing you have of this concept - no surprise!  

Posted by Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena Area Real Estate 818.516.4393 (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage) 14 days ago

Debbie my favorite programs to help out with is also those involved in providing for the needs of children.  No child should go hungry and miss out on the joy of this time of the year.

Posted by George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert (George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages) 13 days ago

Debbie, the thought of children in particular going to bed hungry is both sad and unacceptable to me. You are so kind to giveback and very generous. I agree, it's not just a problem during the holidays, it's year round.

Posted by Amanda S. Davidson, Your Alexandria Virginia Real Estate Agent (Amanda Davidson Real Estate Group) 13 days ago

Thanks, Debbie, for sharing some of the ways that you pay it forward.

Posted by Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs (Realty Group Referrals) 13 days ago

Debbie, thank you for sharing the ways you pay it forward throughout the year. 

Posted by Gita Bantwal, REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel (RE/MAX Centre Realtors) 13 days ago

You are certainly a special angel helping those around you who need help.

Posted by Belinda Spillman, Colorado Living! (Aspen Lane Real Estate Colorful Colorado) 13 days ago

You are a shining example to us all, Debbie Reynolds ... and your post acts as a reminder and call to action ...

Gene

Posted by Gene Mundt, IL/WI Mortgage Originator - FHA/VA/Conv/Jumbo/Portfolio/Refi, 708.921.6331 - 40+ yrs experience (NMLS #216987, IL Lic. 031.0006220, WI Licensed. APMC NMLS #175656) 13 days ago

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