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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 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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Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Please Help Support the Work of Ronald McDonald House Charities

 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
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.


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

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.

    » Ronald McDonald House


    » Ronald McDonald Care Mobile

  • » Ronald McDonald Family Room


    » RMHC U.S. Scholarships


    » Grants

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