Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041, Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ  (ReMax Realtec Group)

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John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA
ePRO, SRES, GRI, PMN

Every time our Team closes a transaction, $200 is set aside for designated charities. Salvation Army is one of those to whom we give.

Dec 17, 2019 08:51 AM
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

If I have money in my pocket it goes into the kettle. Also Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041 I enjoy ringing the bell.

Dec 17, 2019 06:51 AM
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Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate Brokered by Real - St. George, UT
St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent

I give back because the Salvation Army does great work in the community by putting people to work and the organization helped me more than 26+ years ago with rent during the pregnancy of my first child. 

Dec 17, 2019 07:47 AM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

I definitely don't avoid them and do dig if I have cash. I've also 'manned' the kettle many years with my Rotary club.

The Salvation Army is such an amazing charity that does so much for our servicemen and women as well as those locally. This is from set up yesterday for the children's Christmas for boys & girls in need right here in Charlotte.

Salvation Army 

Dec 17, 2019 09:12 AM
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Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

All of us need to lend our support for the important causes in our home communities.

Dec 17, 2019 08:36 AM
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Peter Mohylsky
PMI. Destin - Miramar Beach, FL

I do planned giving thru my church and other organizations.  I don't have much cash on hand, or in the pocket these days. 

Dec 17, 2019 07:48 AM
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Raymond E. Camp
Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

I try to give each time and throughout the yeat as well.

Dec 17, 2019 07:24 AM
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Dan Pittsenbarger
Keller Williams Western Realty - Bellingham, WA
Improving Conditions

If I don't have any change or small bills I give them a friendly smile and a thank you. I definitely don't "avoid" them.

Dec 17, 2019 07:21 AM
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Wayne Zuhl
Remax First Realty II - Cranford, NJ
The Last Name You'll Ever Need in Real Estate

Unless I venture into New York City (which I would NEVER do during the holiday season), I rarely see a bell ringer.

Dec 17, 2019 07:08 AM
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Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES
Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch! - Spring Hill, FL
Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living

I always make sure to drop something into the kettles... even if that means it's more than once per day. I've also rang the bell for the SA myself, it's quite enlightening and also a lot of fun!

Dec 17, 2019 03:21 PM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

I am a bell ringer also and I also give.

 

Dec 17, 2019 10:55 AM
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Rose Mary Justice
Synergy Realty Pros - Dandridge, TN
Synergy Realty Pros

Those kettle help a lot of folks and I do not avoid them.

Dec 17, 2019 08:33 AM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

Much more productive ways to give for me, Annette.

I write checks to my favorite charities. 

Dec 17, 2019 08:32 AM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Annette,

Good for you!  I have not been out much, very busy with a project.

Dec 17, 2019 07:21 AM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

I like to give in a more heart-driven & spontaneous and personal way...

Dec 17, 2019 07:18 AM
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Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Realty Evolution - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

No gold just fiat currency

Dec 17, 2019 06:43 AM
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Diana Dahlberg
1 Month Realty - Pleasant Prairie, WI
Real Estate in Kenosha, WI since 1994 262-308-3563

I love greeting the Greeters and putting something in the pot.  I ring the bell every year because it is a good cause and I enjoy seeing all the hustle and bustle of the shoppers. It hurts to see so many that are so caught up in their busyness that they really do alter their path to avoid us.  But oh I am so thankful for those who do not and even make a donation.

Dec 17, 2019 06:35 PM
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

I volunteer and donate to causes important to me. 

Dec 17, 2019 04:33 PM
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Carla Freund
Keller Williams Preferred Realty - Raleigh, NC
Carolina Life RealEstate & Relocation 919-602-8489

If I have cash I make a deposit. The Salvation Army does a lot of good. I don't often have cash on me.

Dec 17, 2019 12:11 PM
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Libby Cousins
Extraordinary Processing - Spokane, WA
Contract Mortgage Processor, licensed in WA

I don't avoid them and donate occasionally when I have cash. If it is really cold and a coffee place is in the store that I am going to, I occasionally ask if they would like a coffee or hot chocolate and will get them one. I donate time and money to a few charities throughout the year but still give smaller amounts in the kettles and the "round up" requests that seem to be everywhere right now. 

Dec 17, 2019 10:08 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

I donate in every red bucket I see.... no loose change....I make a decent donation....I remember a post by Myrl Jeffcoat and think about her story each time....

Dec 17, 2019 09:51 AM
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Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

Kudos, Bob "RealMan" Timm 

Here's another idea from a family in Erie County PA: after they decorated their yard with 30,000 Christmas lights, they placed a RED KETTLE near the street for the passerby's to make a donation.

Dec 17, 2019 08:32 AM
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

How can you walk around with all those coins in your purse? You are one strong woman!!!

Dec 17, 2019 08:32 AM
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Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker/REALTOR® - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

If I have cash on me, it goes in the red bucket. And the person ringing the bell gets a warm greeting. 

Dec 18, 2019 05:25 AM
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Greg Large
ERA Real Solutions - Grove City, OH
A Tradition of Trust

I am more intentional with my giving year round, both volunteering and financially but I do not avoid the ringers. a smile and Merry Christmas.

Dec 17, 2019 09:29 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

It's been years since I've seen one of them around.

Dec 17, 2019 09:23 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Neither, I do not buy or donate on impulse, when I am ready I drop off a check.

Dec 17, 2019 07:52 AM
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Brenda Mayette
Miranda Real Estate Group, Inc. - Glenville, NY
Getting results w/ knowledge & know-how!

If I actually have cash on me, I make a donation.  

Dec 18, 2019 04:16 AM
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Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573
MOOERS REALTY - Houlton, ME
Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker

Tuck away the folded green in the kettles and every year ring the bell for the Salvation Army. Dress warm but you see the little kids who want to help and those adults too busy who don't make eye contact. Sadly, the ones who have the least to give contribute the most.. not the other way around. Our local Rotary Club circulates the December sign up sheet for a shift every year. 

Dec 18, 2019 03:54 AM
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Debra Leisek
Bay Realty,Inc Homer Alaska - Homer, AK

I always give them cash because my mother did. She made a point of it every year and when she could no longer go shopping she had one of us kids do it

 

Dec 17, 2019 11:51 PM
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Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Agent Retired

I only give in the beginning & then I forget the rest. They are every 100 feet in my area.

Dec 17, 2019 11:15 AM
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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

That is not my favorite charity to support and I don't alter my path. I just continue to support those organizations that are near and dear to my heart. And I support "my" causes all year round and not just in December.

Dec 17, 2019 08:54 AM
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Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

The TV setting had a door ringing. I got up went to my door thought Santa brought me a package.

Did you know Amazon is firing its 3rd party partner FDX for being late on the premiere delivery service?  They did that to XO before. If you can not work with your partner who is trying its best to get things done, perhaps Bezos should go to another country disrupt their system...

Dec 17, 2019 06:43 AM
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Ernie Steele
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Homesale Realty - Lebanon, PA
Call me, let's get started!!! 717-304-2912

I reach in my pocket for a buck every time I see a ringer and a kettle

Dec 18, 2019 07:07 AM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

I do not alter.

Dec 18, 2019 06:55 AM
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

If I have cash, I always give.

Dec 19, 2019 08:22 AM
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Eva B. Liland Century 21 Doug Anderson
Century 21 Doug Anderson - Lancaster, CA
Glad to be of Service 661-714-1643

My Realtor Association gives us the opportunity to buy a Christmas gift for seniors in need. There are no kettle ringers in my area.

Dec 19, 2019 05:04 AM
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Tom Bailey
Margaret Rudd & Associates Inc. - Oak Island, NC

I drop money several times during the seaso, but not every time. I give to other organizations also.

Dec 18, 2019 08:32 PM