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Jean Robb

Volunteer your remarketable gifts and become more marketable!

Volunteer and Market Yourself…Remarkably

“Remarkable Marketable Mehelps you share your remarkable gifts volunteering, making you more marketable along the way.



By Jean Robb

I didn’t have the best childhood. We didn’t have much, so if you needed something you had to find a way to get it. I started working at 11 years old selling candy door to door. I know very scary right, but at 11 years old all I knew was I had to sell a certain amount of candy before I could go home. When I knocked on a door, out came my foot and I didn’t move it until you bought a box of candy. The skills I learned from my difficult childhood, (my lemons) really became a blessing (my lemonade).

I learned at a really young age that persistence will open many doors. As an adult I have walked out on a stage with a tiger after Zig Ziglar and talked to over 2,000 people about overcoming their fears. I know you must be thinking…a tiger? I have volunteered for over 15 years with big cat sanctuaries and have learned you can do something you really love while helping others in remarkable ways. In today’s economy you hear lots of people say they can’t find a job. So what happens?

The longer you’re out of work, you start to lose your contacts. You’re not keeping up with the day-to-day changes in your trade. You’re simply out of the loop. The longer you’re in this position the more the fear sets in. What if I can’t find a job? I have so much to offer, how do I get someone to talk to me? Well as you can see, fear can really take a hold of you, it makes you feel like a deer in the headlights. How do you overcome these things?

First off, STOP listening to the FEAR and STOP making EXCUSES. Look, I’ve made many of the same excuses when I’ve let fear be a part of my life. I now realize that the answer to overcoming the fear is to replace it with remarkable things you can be proud of. Instead of asking why would anyone want to hire me, ask yourself why not me?

After volunteering you could say. Look at the change I’ve made in the lives of others. Look what I’ve learned along the way. Look at the skills I’ve been taught while helping others. Look at the great people I’ve met. They’ve seen first hand the type of passion I put into any job I take on. So how will this work? I have made a commitment to bring you a volunteering opportunity at least once a week. The process of volunteering can be more complicated than people may think.

Email me your news. I have included in each story all the information I received and the direct contacts to make it really easy for you to get your foot in the door.Network, Network, Network” See how you can use that experience to build your resume. Most of all how did you feel about helping others today.

My goal is to get you to share with all of us your experience. Think about how much we can learn from each other. Please email me your pictures and story to remarkablemarketableme@gmail.com so I can post them each day. I will add the trademarks, video and links for you.


Jean Robb is a real estate agent in the Dallas – Fort Worth area who is committed to promoting the importance of volunteering for your community.We have the infrastructure in place with the best real estate team in North Texas, and the process for you and I, together can “give back” to those in need without costing you an extra dime. It’s a win/win for both of us. When you contact me, just mention this page and I'll donate 5% of my commission to any non-profit you want to help!

After reading the above information ask yourself “why would I choose any other realtor”?

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I make my living as a Realtor. It allows me the opportunity to stay involved with so many charities. If you're in need of a great Realtor please go to http://www.jeanrobb.com

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Veterans Against The Deal "Sgt Bartlett" 2015 USA

As congress prepares to vote yes or no next month on a nuclear deal with Iran, President Obama is facing a growing amount of skepticism. Many senators have stated they will vote against the bill, although words and actions are hardly the same in politics. With President Obama's recent statements that those who don't support the deal also risk going more war, that skepticism is turned into outrage, especially among those whose voices should be heard in this matter, but aren't: veterans.
As of today, that's changing. A non-profit (and non-partisan) organization called Veterans Against the Deal has launched a new campaign from the voice of vets, urging Senators to vote no on the deal. It is currently running in states where some Senators may be on the fence about which side of history they'd like to be standing on when they vote next month.
The first ad features Retired Staff Sgt. Robert Bartlett who was blown up by an Iranian bomb, leaving him disfigured. in addition to that horrible day, he also describes witnessing atrocities at the hands of Iranian terrorists who came into villages, killed children and forced the villagers to do their bidding. "Every politician whose involved in this will be held accountable. They'll have blood on their hands," he says. The ad ends with Bartlett urging those in Montana to call Senator Jon Tester and urge him to vote no on the deal.
As far as political ads go, this one eschews the over-the-top theatrics, (except perhaps for the music) and exploitive imagery. No bloody photographs. No crying victims. Instead, Sgt. Bartlett sits quietly on his sofa and tells you what he thinks. By choosing to shine the spotlight on a vet who sustained a casualty a decade ago, the ad also reminds us that Iran's past actions suggest the chances of "peace in our time," are historically slim.


Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Blue Butterfly Village ~ Building a community for homeless female veterans



 

Blue Butterfly Village in the San Pedro neighborhood of Los Angeles where women are getting the chance to re-build their lives after defending ours.

http://www.voala.org/services/BBV.htm

Blue Butterfly Village is a 73-unit 2BR townhouse community located in the San Pedro area of Los Angeles. Former Military housing, all 73 units are now subsidized for homeless families. Veteran families receive a preference for 61 of the units. 12 units are reserved for families eligible under the MHSA program.

U.S. Secretary of Veteran Affairs Robert A. McDonald and Los Angeles City Mayor Eric Garcetti were on‐site for the ribbon cutting and to oversee the delivery of the keys to Blue Butterfly’s first residents. Other dignitaries included Congresswoman Janice Hahn and Congressman Ted Lieu.  Los Angeles City Council Member Joe Buscaino served as Master of Ceremonies at the May 5, 2015 opening event.

BBV-PlayArea

The community will provide an idea clinical environment, encouraging wellness and independence. The idyllic setting, combined with full service support is a unique model that is the first of its kind in the nation. Each unit is fully furnished and all utilities are included in the rent.  Amenities include in-unit laundry, garage, children’s play area and walking path and community rooms,.

Blue Butterfly Village is also home to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Protected Palos Verdes Blue Butterfly Sanctuary.  
Funds raised will help cover the operating costs of after-school programming, weekend workshops and summer programs, which include experiences that broaden girls’ horizons and counter stereotypes, curricula built on research that provides age-appropriate knowledge and builds skills, and hands-on, challenging, and fun activities that encourage girls to embrace learning.
Girls Inc. of  Los Angeles is a program of Volunteers of America Los Angeles (www.voala.org), and benefits from it’s 100+ year standing in the community as well as programming, evaluation and strategic development expertise and administrative support.
​ ​Girls Inc. of Los Angeles is in the home stretch of a 5-year rigorous study for the Office of Adolescent Health. During this final year, they are gearing up for a relaunch of Girls Inc. with the enhanced programming of the Girls Inc. Experience. The  goal is to serve more girls in more neighborhoods throughout LA.

Special thanks to The Home Depot Foundation
Special thanks to Designed From The Heart
The Home Depot Foundation

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Thursday, February 19, 2015

Gigi. Grace Charities Helping kid, Animals and the world around her!



  





Giavanna Valderrama loves to help others. She has many charities that she cares about but two of them are at the top of the list Beads Of Courage and Ronald McDonald House. She also has a kids radio station call Gigi Grace . Please look below to see some of the fun stuff Gigi does to help others. She hopes you want to get involved and help someone in need.
Please share your stories with Gigi.
You can leave a comment below!

Making flower arrangements and selling them can be a fun way to earn money to help others!

Beads of Courage~ One nurse has touched the lives of thousands of sick kids through a simple but powerful idea.

         
http://www.beadsofcourage.org
Click on the above link to see the beads of courage main page


Beads of Hope

One nurse has touched the lives of thousands of sick kids through a simple but powerful idea.
Jean Baruch, a pediatric oncology nurse, was good at hanging IV bags and checking vital signs, but she had a harder time helping her young patients deal with the emotional effects of having cancer. "I wanted to encourage them to express their pain and fear, but I didn't know how," she says. "It was very frustrating." She discovered a solution while working at one of Paul Newman's Hole in the Wall Gang summer camps. The camp, which hosts children and families coping with cancer and other
serious illnesses, gave Baruch unique insight into how kids play. She
noticed that campers of all ages love beading. They spend hours making
necklaces and bracelets, then trade or share them with friends and family. "The kids wear the beads for days at a time, even in the shower," she notes. "It seems to make them feel good." Hoping that beads could cheer up young cancer patients in hospitals the same way they do at camp, Baruch founded Beads of Courage in 2004. Children who participate in the program receive colored beads that represent milestones, procedures, and acts of bravery. For instance, they get a yellow bead for an overnight hospital stay, a white one for chemotherapy, and a glow-in-the-dark bead for radiation treatment. It's not uncommon for children to amass 10, 20 -- even 35 -- feet of beads. It helps young patients track and celebrate their progress, but it also gives them a way to get through upcoming procedures, says Gwendolyn Possinger, the coordinator of Children's Memorial Hospital's Beads of Courage program in Chicago. "A child facing another needle can look at his beads and realize that he made it through before so he can do it again," she says. Today the nonprofit organization supports more than 10,000 children in 60 hospitals in the United States, Japan, New Zealand, and Ireland and is funded exclusively by private donations. With the help of participating hospitals, Beads of Courage is also constantly evolving. Baruch and her team have expanded the program to include many conditions and diseases. They also focus on other ways the arts can help families dealing with a serious illness.
The program has been invaluable to children like 9-year-old Rena Miller, of Chicago, who underwent treatment for leukemia that included frequent spinal taps and chemotherapy. When she was rushed to the hospital at midnight a few years ago, she had one consolation: She would get two beads for bravely enduring her hospitalization. The new beads joined hundreds of others on 10 long strands that represent her three-plus-year fight to beat cancer. "Rena reads her beads like a book," says her mother, Danya Miller. "She presents them with pride: 'This is when I first learned how to swallow pills,' for instance. It's a simple but powerful way to remember our journey." Jean Baruch, a pediatric oncology nurse, was good at hanging IV bags and checking vital signs, but she had a harder time helping her young patients deal with the emotional effects of having cancer. "I wanted to encourage them to express their pain and fear, but I didn't know how," she says. "It was very frustrating." She discovered a solution while working at one of Paul Newman's Hole in the Wall Gang summer camps. The camp, which hosts children and families coping with cancer and other serious illnesses, gave Baruch unique insight into how kids play. She noticed that campers of all ages love beading. They spend hours making necklaces and bracelets, then trade or share them with friends and family. "The kids wear the beads for days at a time, even in the shower," she notes. "It seems to make them feel good." Hoping that beads could cheer up young cancer patients in hospitals the same way they do at camp, Baruch founded Beads of Courage in 2004. Children who participate in the program receive colored beads that represent milestones, procedures, and acts of bravery. For instance, they get a yellow bead for an overnight hospital stay, a white one for chemotherapy, and a glow-in-the-dark bead for radiation treatment. It's not uncommon for children to amass 10, 20 -- even 35 -- feet of beads. It helps young patients track and celebrate their progress, but it also gives them a way to get through upcoming procedures, says Gwendolyn Possinger, the coordinator of Children's Memorial Hospital's Beads of Courage program in Chicago. "A child facing another needle can look at his beads and realize that he made it through before so he can do it again," she says. Today the nonprofit organization supports more than 10,000 children in 60 hospitals in the United States, Japan, New Zealand, and Ireland and is funded exclusively by private donations. With the help of participating hospitals, Beads of Courage is also constantly evolving. Baruch and her team have expanded the program to include many conditions and diseases. They also focus on other ways the arts can help families dealing with a serious illness. The program has been invaluable to children like 9-year-old Rena Miller, of Chicago, who underwent treatment for leukemia that included frequent spinal taps and chemotherapy. When she was rushed to the hospital at midnight a few years ago, she had one consolation: She would get two beads for bravely enduring her hospitalization. The new beads joined hundreds of others on 10 long strands that represent her three-plus-year fight to beat cancer. "Rena reads her beads like a book," says her mother, Danya Miller. "She presents them with pride: 'This is when I first learned how to swallow pills,' for instance. It's a simple but powerful way to remember our journey."



The Beads of Courage® Program

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our main program defined

Every bead tells a story of strength, honor and hope.

What is the Beads of Courage Program?

The Program is a resilience-based intervention designed to support and strengthen children and families coping with serious illness. Through the program children tell their story using colorful beads as meaningful symbols of courage that commemorate milestones they have achieved along their unique treatment path.

how it works

Upon enrollment each child is given the Beads of Courage bead color guide with a detachable membership card. Their Beads of Courage journey begins when each child is first given a length of string and beads that spell out their first name. Then, colorful beads, each representing a different treatment milestone are given to the child by their professional health care provider to add to their Beads of Courage collection throughout their treatment as determined by the Beads of Courage Bead Guide (available from Beads of Courage, Inc.)

The Beads of Courage® Program is available for the following:
  • Cancer and Blood Disorders
  • Cardiac Conditions
  • Burn injuries
  • Just launched in November 2010: Neonatal ICU Families
  • Coming in Summer 2011: Beads of Courage for children coping with a chronic illness.
All Program bead guides were developed in collaboration with experts in the field (nurses, doctors, child life specialists and social workers) so that each bead guide would reflect meaningful acknowledgment of a child's treatment journey. 

major benefits

Ongoing evaluation of the Beads of Courage program indicates that the program helps to decrease illness-related distress, increase the use of positive coping strategies, helps children find meaning in illness, and restore sense of self in children coping with serious illness. The program also provides something tangible the child can use to tell about their experience during treatment and after.

tools training support

Beads of Courage, Inc. provides all hospitals the necessary program materials accompanied by education, training and support to implement the Beads of Courage Program.
  • On-site training for staff that covers research and the science behind psychosocial interventions
  • Procedure and alphabet bead collections
  • Handmade one-of-a-kind treatment milestone beads
  • Program literature (training manuals, membership bead guides and more)
  • Ongoing support for the staff during the longevity of the program

sponsorship

Beads of Courage, Inc. believes strongly in collaborating with local non-profits, local businesses and private donors to provide the Beads of Courage Program at their community hospital. The Program Sponsor or Donor supports the program financially. Beads of Courage will seek sponsorship of your program if desired. If you are interested in learning more about how to become a Program Sponsor, please contact Colin, csmith@beadsofcourage.org.

contact

If interested in the Beads of Courage Program please contact our Program Director
Colin Smith, RN csmith@beadsofcourage.org 










creative courage journal

Journal and trading cards

a way to express

Creative outlet for children coping with the traumatic effects of a serious illness. 

Creative Courage Journal Program Includes a colorful, interactive journal with writing and art activities that help the child to reflect upon their accomplishments while providing a distraction from related treatments and procedures. The journal is accompanied by 25 unique beads that are distributed with their own trading card, and referred to in the journal as the bead collection. 

Referring clinicians will also be given a selection of handmade, one-of-a-kind glass beads to honor and acknowledge every CCJ participant during their treatment journey. These Act of Courage beads are donated to Beads of Courage by artists from around the world. There are special pages in the CCJ where each Act of Courage bead can be documented and described by your child during their treatment. 

Includes:
  • Journal
  • 25 Trading Cards
  • 25 Unique Beads
contact

If your organization is interested in sponsoring Creative Courage Journals for children coping with serious illness in the Beads of Courage Program please contact:
Liz McPeak

Beads of Courage thanks the generous support received to date from Kiwanis and State Farm Insurance in supporting children with serious illness through the Beads of Courage Creative Courage Journal Program.



Glass

Beads of Courage programs depend on donations of all kinds of handmade beads. Thank you for your donations!

Guidelines for Glass Beads:

  • Do not use reduction glass, frits, powders or enamels that leave a metallic surface on the beads.
  • Any size or shape is acceptable.
  • Preferred hole size is 3/32" and larger (1/16" holes are accepted).
  • The inside of the bead should be free of bead release.
  • No sharp corners, sharp edges on the bead holes, cracks or protrusions that would easily break off, including hearts with long, delicate tails.
  • Beads must be fully kiln annealed.
  • Please remember that these beads are worn and handled by children and should be sturdy enough to stand up to wear and tear. 
  • How to Donate Beads
    Mail donations to:
    Beads of Courage 10501 E. Seven Generations Way Suite 161 Tucson, AZ 85747
    Print and fill out bead donation form and send with your beads. 
    Please do not send or directly deliver your beads to member hospitals. All beads must be inspected, logged and packaged at Beads of Courage headquarters.Your beads are important to us. Please be sure to package securely!
    How Glass Art Beads are Used
    Act of Courage Beads
    Handmade glass beads are used as Act of Courage beads. Children choose from this selection to acknowledge special milestones, a particularly rough time or for instances not on the regular bead guide.
    Heart Beads
    Red Heart beads are used in our cardiac program.
    Direct questions to Robert Simmons, Director of Bead Donations rsimmons@beadsofcourage.org
    Polymer Clay 

    Guidelines for Polymer Clay Beads

  • Any size or shape is acceptable.
  • We like bright colors!
  • Preferred hole size is 3/32�
  • No sharp corners or edges or, cracks or protrusions that would easily break off.
  • Please remember that these beads are worn and handled by children and should be sturdy enough to stand up to wear and tear.
  • Print and fill out bead donation form and send with your beads. 
  • Please do not send or directly deliver your beads to member hospitals. All beads must be inspected, logged and packaged at Beads of Courage headquarters.

How to Donate Beads

Mail donations to:
Beads of Courage 10501 E. Seven Generations Way Suite 161 Tucson, AZ 85747
Please do not send or directly deliver your beads to member hospitals. All beads must be inspected, logged and packaged at Beads of Courage headquarters.
Your beads are important to us. Please be sure to package securely!
How Polymer Art Beads are Used:
Polymer beads are featured beads in three of our main programs:
Polymer beads are also very popular at our fundraisers and events where participants create their own art-in-medicine inspired pieces.
Direct questions to arts@beadsofcourage.org

Other Beads

Manufactured Beads
Beads of any color and shape are greatly appreciated. Beads of Courage utilizes all donated manufactured beads in our four Arts-in-Medicine Workshops:
Warrior Figures
Honoring Boxes
Dream Intention Flags
Strength Bracelets.
In addition, manufactured beads are used in finished pieces that are sold or auctioned at our fundraisers.
Please mail donations to:
Beads of Courage 10501 E. Seven Generations Way Suite 161 Tucson, AZ 85747
Direct questions to arts@beadsofcourage.org
 

Please Help Support the Work of Ronald McDonald House Charities











http://rmhc.org/
 Click on the link above to see the 
       Ronald McDonald House main page   


        

The Charity

Ronald McDonald House charities help families get the treatment they need for their seriously hurt or injured children. There are many of them around the world helping families’ everyday. At the Ronald McDonald House there are family centers only steps away from intense care units where many services are available. These services include: Special suites with children with suppressed immune systems, education programs, activities, support services, a kitchen, showers, sleeping rooms, laundry facilities, internet access, books, television, a quiet room, and playrooms for children. There are 128 Family rooms in 15 countries and regions. These rooms are great because it has been proven that when family is close by children heal faster and this give the family to communicate with the doctor’s easily. Another part of the Ronald McDonald House Charities is the Care Mobile. Around 48,000 children of America were treated there in year 2007.Services in the Care Mobile include: Immunizations, dental care, oral hygiene education, asthma treatment, vision and hearing screening, school, sport physicals, prenatal care, nutrition counseling, pediatric care, mental health assessment, and care for special needs children. About 100,000 children receive clinical services on a Ronald McDonald Care Mobile each year. These wonderful faculties are made possible by volunteers and donors. Because of this families are asked to make a $5-$25 donation per day in return. But, no families are turned away, so if it is not possible to pay, the fee is waived.    

Who Are We
We know that families are stronger when they are together, and their presence helps a sick child heal faster and cope better.
While Ronald McDonald House Charities cannot make medicine taste better or take away painful treatments, we can help lessen the burden and ensure more than 4 million families a year have the stability and resources they need to keep their child healthy and happy. For more than 35 years, our approach has been to think globally but act locally by tailoring our programs to address the most urgent needs of each community we serve. With a network of local Chapters, our core programs can be found in 52 countries and regions around the globe:
Ronald McDonald House
Ronald McDonald Family Room
Ronald McDonald Care Mobile
Local Chapters at Work
Grants
RMHC U.S. Scholarships




How You Can Help

You can help Ronald McDonald House Charities and ensure seriously ill or injured children and their families are getting the care and comfort they need.
  • Make an individual or corporate donation
  • Volunteer at a Ronald McDonald House or Family Room
  • Sponsor charity events and activities
  • Hold a company fundraiser
  • Donate toys, food or other household products
However you choose to contribute, your support will benefit thousands of families every day.


  Toy Donations

You can donate new toys, books and games to any Ronald McDonald House playroom.  Because Ronald McDonald Houses serve so many children and families, we can only accept new toys – playroom items get more use than toys played with at home.
Toys that make great donations to a Ronald McDonald House include:
  • Board games
  • Stuffed animals and dolls
  • Books for various reading levels
  • Puzzles
  • Video games (rated E)
  • Movies (rated G)
  • Balls and outdoor games                 

    Donate Food


    Each Ronald McDonald House provides visiting families with at least one stocked kitchen.  Canned goods and nonperishable food items make great donations for any Ronald McDonald House, and they make it easy for families to fix meals and snacks without worrying about grocery shopping.
    Contact your local House to arrange donations.      




RMH Wish List


Donating any of these items, as new, can help Houses better serve families:
  • Paper products (facial tissue, toilet paper, paper towels)
  • Trash bags
  • Aluminum foil, plastic wrap and sandwich bags
  • Laundry detergent and fabric softener
  • Cleaning products (sponges, dishwashing liquid, dishwasher detergent)
  • Bath and bedroom items (towels, shower curtains, sheets and pillow cases)
  • Personal care products (deodorant, dental floss, toothpaste, soap, shampoo, conditioner)
  • Entertainment products (games, movies, books, art supplies)
  • Phone cards
  • Gift cards for local grocery stores and gas stations
  • Greeting cards and postage stamps
Contact your local Ronald McDonald House directly to find out what items are on your House’s wish list.






Contacts


Ronald McDonald House Charities
One Kroc Drive
Oak Brook, IL  60523
Phone:  630-623-7048
Fax:  630-623-7488
www.rmhc.org


We’re always happy to answer any questions you might have. If you can’t find your question answered under the programs below, contact us.
 

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Visionario @ Large and Joey Sarandos Design and charity work.


As a designer, I love the feeling of making things beautiful. Sometimes I have the challenge of taking something old and damaged and breathing new life into it again. That's such a great feeling. I guess that's why I love working with so many charities. People sometimes feel old and damaged but all that's needed to breath new life into them is hope and knowing someone really believes in them. Below you'll see some of the great charities I've had the honor of working with. I hope you find one that touches your heart so you can give someone in need a second chance. I'll also show a few examples of homes and offices that I'm really proud of. I hope it shows the love  I have for the people and world around me!.

Visionario @ Large brings the serene, tranquil, relaxed feel to dentistry





When you think of fantastic home design you think of Visionario @ Large and Joey Sarandos. Now you can expand your thinking to office design. Visionario @ Large had the task of making your visit to the dentist a pleasant and relaxing one. I know you're thinking dentist and relaxing really don't belong in the same sentence but Joey Sarandos pulled it off. When you visit Open Wide Dental in Phoenix Arizona you'll feel like you are at the spa from the moment you walk through the door.



Open Wide Dental is a dental practice in Phoenix devoted to restoring and enhancing the natural beauty of your smile using conservative, state-of-the-art procedures that will result in beautiful, long lasting smiles! A standard of excellence in personalized dental care enables us to provide the quality dental services our patients deserve.


Dr. Thomas Durisek and his amazing staff  make you feel welcomed and relaxed 
in their new office.
Here's some reviews from fans of Open Wide Dental
I really do appreciate the friendly professional atmosphere of your office. Additionally, the aesthetics of the office tend to make for a very relaxed visit; and the people in the office are top-notch. All-in-all it is a pleasurable experience to have such a nice office as well as great staff to assist one with their dental care... and the convenience for those of us that live in the central phoenix area is great!
5 stars

 

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RED BRUNCH An Aunt Rita's Event!

Hi, Joey Sarandos here.It's always fun to help raise money for RED BRUNCH! This years event was really successful. See below information that will help you get get involved. Hope to see you next year!

Event Information

RED Brunch


Red Brunch is a signature event for the diverse communities of Phoenix to celebrate World AIDS Day. Aunt Rita's Foundation, in association with the 17 non-profit benefiting agencies that provide important services to the HIV/AIDS community, produces this annual fundraising event.
At this event, we will join with our friends in reflection on the past three decades and how it has affected those we love. Also, we will recognize and honor individuals and organizations that continue to provide essential services and programs to the diverse HIV/AIDS community. Finally we will take an opportunity to celebrate life.We invite you to host a table or come as a guest for the RED Brunch and invite your friends to sit at your table, on this special day.

World AIDS Day


World AIDS Day is held on the first day of December each year. It is an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, show their support for those living with HIV/AIDS and to commemorate those who have passed.
The first World AIDS Day was held in 1988 and was the first ever global health day. Worldwide, nearly 30 million people have died from AIDS since 1981, making it one of the most destructive pandemics in history.
Learn More About World AIDS Day





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Hi, Joey Sarandos here. It's always such an honor to be involved with helping raise money for such an important cause. The Trevor Project saves lives every day. They're always ready to talk 24 hours a day 7 days a week! Here's some fun photos from this years event.











About The Trevor Project

Founded in 1998 by the creators of the Academy Award®-winning short film TREVOR, The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) young people ages 13-24.

The Trevor Project offers accredited life-saving, life-affirming programs and services to LGBTQ youth that create safe, accepting and inclusive environments over the phone, online and through text.

Crisis Interventions

Trevor Lifeline - The only national 24/7 crisis intervention and suicide prevention lifeline for LGBTQ young people (ages 13-24), available at 1-866-488-7386.
TrevorChat - A free, confidential, secure instant messaging service for LGBTQ youth that provides live help from trained volunteer counselors, open daily from 3:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. ET / 12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. PT.
TrevorText - A free, confidential, secure service in which LGBTQ young people can text a trained Trevor counselor for support and crisis intervention, available Fridays from 4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. ET / 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. PT at 202-304-1200.

Suicide Prevention Trainings and Resources

Trevor Lifeguard Workshop - A nationally-recognized best practice for suicide prevention, this interactive training is available online or on DVD and includes a lesson plan to help youth in grades 6-12 develop skills to prevent suicide.
Trevor CARE Training – This training for adults provides an introduction to suicide prevention techniques based on Trevor’s CARE model (Connect, Accept, Respond, Empower).
Trevor Ally Training – This training introduces adults to the unique needs of LGBTQ youth.
LGBTQ on Campus – These online, interactive training simulations for students and faculty in higher education are AFSP/SPRC Best Practices for Suicide Prevention and were created in partnership with Kognito Interactive and Campus Pride.
Step-In, Speak-Up – These online, interactive training simulations for faculty and staff working with youth in Grades 6-12 are AFSP/SPRC Best Practices for Suicide Prevention and were created in partnership with Kognito Interactive.
Trevor Resource Kit - Trevor Resource Kits provide tools and activities to supplement suicide prevention education in youth group or classroom settings.
Model School District Policy for Suicide Prevention - A roadmap to help school leaders easily navigate ways to bring suicide prevention policies and resources to their schools, developed in collaboration with the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, the American School Counselor Association, and the National Association of School Psychologists.
Coming Out As YOU! – A pocket-sized guide to inspire critical thinking in youth who are questioning their sexual orientation or gender identity.
Trevor Support Center - A resource where LGBTQ youth and their allies can find answers to frequently asked questions, and explore resources related to sexual orientation, gender identity and more.
PSAs - Our current public service announcements, "Ask for Help," are available free of charge for TV, radio, website, social media, and print use.

Community Resources

TrevorSpace - A social networking community for LGBTQ youth ages 13 through 24 and their friends and allies.
Trevor Ambassadors – Local volunteer groups in select U.S. cities (Atlanta, Chicago, Philadelphia, Salt Lake City, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle, and Washington, D.C.)
Trevor NextGen – Groups of young, motivated volunteers in New York and Los Angeles who raise awareness, develop leadership, advocate, and fundraise in support of The Trevor Project’s life-saving, life-affirming work.
Trevor Youth Advisory Council – Sponsored by Toyota, this group of 20 young advocates, ages 16-24 from around the country, are trained by The Trevor Project to raise awareness about LGBTQ youth, mental health, and suicide prevention in their communities.
Trevor Advocacy Network – A way for Trevor supporters to take action to improve policies and legislation that protect LGBTQ youth.
If you are thinking about suicide, you deserve immediate support. Please call The Trevor Lifeline at 1-866-488-7386.

Get Involved

Want to get involved with The Trevor Project’s life-saving work but don’t know where to start?
Click on these volunteering opportunities to explore how you can help end suicide among LGBTQ youth.

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Jumping into Design Trends 2012,

Joey Sarandos with Visionario @ Large

Modern interior design trends help find a fresh appreciation of existing homes, see properties through new eyes and find comfort in old rooms, decorated in chic style for 2012. Current economic situation forces people to stay where they leave, adding more comfort to their home interiors and creating luxurious and relaxing rooms with impressive, personal and interesting decorating ideas.Chic design style and comfort themes will define interior decorating ideas in 2012. Soft home furnishings, luxurious and pleasant materials, attractive and cheerful colors, comfortable and beautiful furniture design with interesting details will help create welcoming, unique and stylish homes.

 

 

 

 

 Here is a great example of spa like living space designed by

Joey and Visionario @ Large  


Hillside Resort Style Home 
7549 N. 20th Street

  To see beautiful video of this home 
Click here > http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2LqH-gjKKho


Beautiful private hillside home has been completely renovated inside and out! A perfect home for entertaining..court yards, heated pebbletech pool with baja soaking shelf & heated spa, outdoor kitchen with stainless fridge and Jenn Air Grill, gas fire places, bbq, bar and so much more.This home sits high and backs to the mountain with dramatic views. Gourmet Jenn Air kitchen concrete counter tops. Two master suites one w/an outdoor shower. Living/media room w/surround sound, gas fireplace, custom built ins featuring accent lighting and ebony entertainment cabinets with slide out shelving..Music throughout the home!Dumb waiter for convenince.





About Joey

Visionario @ Large! I am the master of all things visual. From a house party to a full home renovation....if you need it to be pretty...I am your man. Some of my favorite projects involve remodel consulting to create live,work and play spaces that preserve and gel with
my native Phoenix. 

I love travel, cars, health and fitness and enjoying all that life has to offer. Just Dance!





Do You Want To Sell

Your Rehab Fast?

That’s an obvious question – we all do! So what is the trick? So much time and money is spent on systems updates, roofs, and structural issues, that many times there’s nothing left for what really makes the sale: what your potential buyers see. And more importantly, what they fall in love with. People don’t walk into your house, and say, “Wow, they have all new electric. Let’s buy.” That’s just a core expectation. The trick to selling houses fast is to seduce your customers to fall in love when they walk through. It has to feel like a home to them. The two most inexpensive yet surefire ways we have found to create this atmosphere is through color and through decorating. A tastefully decorated house really stands out from the others. New house builders learned this a long time ago. Why do you suppose they hire interior decorators? But they have the advantage of creating one masterpiece to sell many. Rehabbers don’t have that luxury. But we discovered that a house can be “staged” to feel like a lived in home. Staging is the art of artistically placing décor items around the house. Perhaps a colorful place setting on the kitchen counter along with open coffee beans for aroma, and an open recipe book turned to a colorful picture. Bathrooms dressed up with beautiful towels, sweet smelling soaps, and window treatments as shower curtains. Finally, fireplace mantels decorated as if the family was already living there. But even staging doesn’t create the ambience you need. It is the warmth that comes from color. You may have heard to use a white-on-white color scheme to remain neutral and not turn anyone off. The truth is – no one is turned ON either. Buyers aren’t attracted to all white houses. At best, there’s no emotion. With the use of contemporary designer colors, however, these same people fall in love with the home. That’s the emotion that sells. When they love, they buy. And they fall in love with houses that are brought to life with full color.



Visionario @ Large 
Contact information














  • visualocitiaz@aol.com
  • sarandos.joey@gmail.com

Arizona Gay Rodeo Association






Hi, Joey Sarandos here. I'm so proud to be a supporter of the Arizona Gay Rodeo. 




Welcome to Arizona's official Gay Rodeo Association

AGRA is a 501c(4) organization incorporated in the State of Arizona and is proud to host the annual Arizona Gay Rodeo formily RoadRunner Regional Rodeo for IGRA .
We're totally funded by private donations and our membership fees. 





A little history

Things were shaking in Phoenix as early as 1982, when a small group traveled to the Reno rodeo and Tish Tanner won the title of Miss Reno National Gay Rodeo. Arizona came to life in the fall of 1984 when John King decided to open a second Charlie's in Phoenix.
The bar opened in early November and since John and Kenny Cunitz lived and breathed rodeo, it was only a matter of weeks before the Arizona Gay Rodeo Association (AGRA) formed.
In December 1984 the new group targeted January of 1986 for their first rodeo. Arizona became the fifth state to host a gay rodeo and the event took place in the most unique arena facility on the south side of Phoenix: a Mexican Charro rodeo arena with an attached dance hall known as the Corona Ranch.
AGRA is proud to be one of the 5 founding members of the International Gay Rodeo Association (IGRA) and priveleged to hold the Arizona heat for the International Rodeo league.
Since then. the story continues...
The Gay Rodeo History
The site you are about to visit is being developed in conjunction with the IGRA Archives committee and is currently hosted by Cowboy Frank.

Read more about the Gay Rodeo History
Click Here


If you are looking to help and support AGRA
By Volunteering we'd love to hear from you.

Contact:
John King Assistant Rodeo Director
and Volunteer Coordinator at
602-320-6280


"Volunteer Bartenders click here"

See you in 2015