Well, the holiday season is officially upon us, with it’s usual bevy of shopping, parties, family, friends, and stress, It’s so easy to get caught up in it all and forget that the real purpose of this time of year is to appreciate the joy and blessings in our life and to share some of that joy with others.
Photo Courtesy of Giving Tuesday
Today is Giving Tuesday, a national day of giving established last year. The idea is that after spending Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday shopping, we as a nation make a focused effort to give back. It’s an official day of giving to kick off what will hopefully be a whole holiday season of giving.
Today is what Give Realty is all about. A desire to give back to our community is what drove Laurie to found the brokerage back in 2008, and this desire remains the driving force of Give Realty today. Laurie gives not just for herself, but in the hopes that her business model will help to encourage others to give back as well.
With thousands of nonprofits in our local community, and hundreds of thousands nationwide, the opportunities for you to give back today are endless. Find a nonprofit that supports a cause you are passionate about and help them out. Don’t have the funds to make a donation? Giving of your time counts, too.
This is your chance. Be inspired. Let today be the beginning of a season of giving that will become a tradition, and might just change your life.
The Care Communities creates a volunteer family to help those confronting HIV/AIDS or cancer alone. They also connect them to social workers who help ensure they have adequate housing, food, and income. Care Teams work together to help with non-medical daily tasks and offer true companionship to members of our community who need it most.
This donation was part of a challenge grant and, as such, was matched by Mr. James Armstrong & Mr. Larry Connelly.
EMANCIPE+ has chosen to advocate for and provide free and low-cost spay/neuter services since day one because they believe it is one of the most efficient and effective methods of reducing the homeless pet population. They provide spay/neuter services throughout the Central Texas area via both mobile and stationary clinics, and serve between 1,200 – 2,000 pets each month.
This contest is closed. Thank you for all your submissions! We will announce the winner in February, 2014!
Guess how much Give Realty will donate in 2013 and we will award $1,000 to the closest guess, donatable to the non-profit you choose!
Give Realty is all about helping people help people. Everytime we represent a client in a home sale or purchase, we give them the opportunity to donate 25% of our commission to the local or national nonprofit of their choice. The ripple effect of this giving spirit has been astounding. Since we were first founded in 2008, our clients have donated to over 70 non-profit organizations and seen the reach of their generosity expand exponentially.
This year we once again offer you the opportunity to give to the non-profit of your choice without purchasing a home! Guess how much Give Realty will donate in 2013 and we will award $1,000 to the closest guess, donatable to the non-profit you choose!
Our donation total in 2012 was $77,586.90. The Grand to Give winner was Cassie Gillock with her guess of $75,126 – she donated $1,000 to Austin-area nonprofit Love-A-Bull!
Check up on our Facebook and Twitter pages for clues to help you estimate our projected donation total for the year! Grand to Give submissions will close on February 28th.