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Do you help your fellow man?

Do you help our fellow man not only during the Holiday's, but all year long?

 

My wife and I help people all the time.

 

But, we are very selective on who and how.

 

There are people who have their hands out all the time.

 

We help people who are really in need and they are easy to find.

 

They are the ones that ask for:

 

Blankets

hats and gloves

Jackets

linens

UNDERWEAR!!!

People like these are truly in need and are trying to help themselves.

 

Those asking for higher ticket items such as Ipods, $40--$60 video games and other high ticket items to us feel like they are taking advantage of our generosity.

 

WE took on a family of 6.  The list above is much of what they asked for.  Each child, all under 10, made out their own list and not toys were on the list.

 

$500 later, everyone will find all they have asked for, PLUS the kids will each find a nice toy and parents will find additional gift cards.

We researched this family ourselves and know why they are truly in need.  We will follow how they are doing through the year and hopefully help them back on their feet.

 

 

Please, remember to help your fellow man, all year long...especially those who really are in need.

AND, the family has no idea who is helping them.

 

 

 

 

Comment balloon 12 commentsWilliam Feela • December 09 2015 05:37AM

Comments

Yes to wanting to help and needing discernment to do it correctly

Posted by Richie Alan Naggar, agent & author (people first...then business Ran Right Realty ) almost 4 years ago

Bill, I do hope you included a link to this post in the comment section of Belinda Spillman's  "pay it forward" contest this month.  Great way of helping those in need.....and not those who are greedy.

Posted by Roger D. Mucci, Lets shake things up at your home today! (Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092) almost 4 years ago

That is a very generous way to pay back and feel so rewarded as well.  Especially when the younger kids look for something that will give them personal comfort

Posted by Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally (RE/MAX Professionals, CT 203-206-0754 ) almost 4 years ago

I think everyone needs to find what they are comfortable with. I like to help the elderly and children. We can all find those we identify with! 

Posted by Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty, Florida Space Coast Homes (Waves Realty) almost 4 years ago

I give all year long but especially this time of year. I'm not sure I agree with you about the higher priced items. The people I interact with might also ask for higher priced items....things they could never be able to afford. I understand that. 

Posted by Karen Fiddler, Broker/Owner, Orange County & Lake Arrowhead, CA (949)510-2395 (Karen Parsons-Fiddler, Broker 949-510-2395) almost 4 years ago

William - What a great thing you are doing, and you are so right, we should all help our fellow man throughout the year.

Posted by Troy Erickson AZ Realtor (602) 295-6807, Your Chandler, Ahwatukee, and East Valley Realtor (Good Company Real Estate www.ChandlerRealEstate.weebly.com) almost 4 years ago

I do what I can but mostly this time of the year and I am with you I like to help those who are trying to help themselves

Posted by Vern Eaton, Realtor 651-674-7449 almost 4 years ago

Bless you, Bill. You did a great thing. I know exactly what you are talking about. I've seen people's generosity abused by some people that expressed a need, but didn't really feel a need. 

I do give all you. I donate to the animal shelter and to my local foodbank. 

Posted by Debbie Laity, Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO (Cedaredge Land Company) almost 4 years ago

Your last sentence is my favorite!

Posted by Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) almost 4 years ago

Nice job Bill, helping those in need is a rewarding job, and a job that Christ expects all of us to do.

Posted by Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671 (Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities) almost 4 years ago

I try to help people throughout the year.  I help families through groups.  Haven't sponsored one myself.  

Posted by Carol Williams, Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager (Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals.) almost 4 years ago

Thank you so much for helping so many and sharing your story! You're absolutely right that individuals asking for coats, linens, toiletries, etc are the ones likely in the greatest need. I'll be praying for that family and that they can get back on their feet soon! Thanks so much again for sharing!

Posted by Kelly Hagglund, SW Portland Real Estate Expert (The Kelly Group Real Estate) almost 4 years ago

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