Yesterday morning, our team at Century 21 Millennium had the best day of the year. In sales, you ask? Nope, not even close. Instead of earning money, we gave it away - and for good reasons, too.
Every month, we donate a small amount of money to our "Christmas Families" fund. With about 100 REALTORS® giving a few dollars every month, the sum builds up a rather nicely over the year. Then, in November/December each year, we "adopt" some less fortunate families in the Brampton area. This year, we've been able to help 13 different families enjoy a Christmas that they otherwise wouldn't have had. The families were chosen by the principals and social workers in six different elementary schools.
We don't know much about the families at all - just the ages and sizes of the kids so that we can buy what they need. It's frustrating knowing that some families aren't able to provide their children with the basics i.e. a winter coat, hats & mittens, warm boots, etc. So, we do that for the kids. And, we provide the kids with a few toys too. For the entire family, we make sure they are well stocked with food to last over the Christmas period.
Our team has fun every year delivering the gifts and food to the children's schools. Yet, we also realize the seriousness of how just a few dollars a month can make a huge difference.
As you read this, make a mental note and give where you can. Whether you drop a $5 bill into the Salvation Army's kettle at the mall, or volunteer your time at a food bank - just give. It makes a difference.
'Tis The Season - For Giving.