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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 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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Thursday, April 21, 2011

Heal the World starting in your own community. Stonebridge Ranch Ladies Association

Click on the link above to see the Stonebridge Ranch Ladies Ladies Association main page!

Get involved in your community…meet new people…have fun…change someone’s life…

Hi, Jean Robb here. I want to tell you about a great group of ladies in McKinney ,Texas making a difference for the families in their community. The Stonebridge Ranch Ladies Association (SRLA), through its special events and fund raising efforts, is dedicated to supporting the families of our community. SRLA meets monthly from September to May. Each meeting has a unique and different program designed to provide a wide variety of social activities for our members with a philanthropic element. Meetings in the past have included an informal fall fashion show, cooking demonstrations, wine tasting, home spa tips, and interior design seminars, while raising money to purchase things such as defibrillators or glasses for a child in need or by donating school supplies or paper products for Samaritan Inn. SRLA is a non-profit, completely volunteer (no one is paid) philanthropic/social organization of women that provides great networking opportunities all while helping the community. SRLA  just presented My Friend's House, an abused children's shelter that is part of City House here in the Dallas area, with a check for $10,000 last week - the proceeds from our fashion show event. For more information, visit us at or call 214-544-2280.  

Welcome to the Stonebridge Ranch Ladies Association !
Volunteer McKinney Center's 2010 Volunteer Group of the Year
For SRLA Membership Information/Form Please Click the button below.

 Click on the link above to see the City House main page!
The mission of City House is to provide emergency shelter and transitional residential services to children and young adults who are in need due to abuse, neglect or homelessness.
Our vision of success is that every child, youth and young adult develops the skills and confidence he or she needs to succeed in life, especially while coping with difficult relationships and circumstances. 

Guiding Principles

H onoring clients, volunteers, and donors
O perating at a level of excellence
U tilizing transparent fiscal policy
S haping our world one life at a time
E ngaging North Texans in the issues of
 child abuse, neglect, and homelessness


In 1987, two Plano ISD teachers noticed some students arriving at school with all their belongings in trash bags. The students would store them in their lockers during the day and take the bags with them after school. After looking into it, they discovered that these children were homeless and living on the street. The teachers immediately set out to find shelter for them, but soon found that there was not a place for them to stay in Plano. They were appalled to learn that there were homeless children in Plano, Texas, and dismayed that there were no local resources to provide them with shelter.“Not in our community!” they cried, and the search began for funding to open a teen shelter. The community rallied around the cause, and a local church provided a house that could shelter six teens. So began what was originally called Collin Intervention To Youth (a.k.a. CITY House). Over the years, the program has grown, and in December of 2009, City House opened a brand new shelter for children, My Friend’s House. My Friend's House has 24 beds and provides shelter to children up to age 17. Our previously operating teen shelter was merged into My Friend's House upon its opening.In 2003, City House determined that there was a need for a transitional living program to help older teens who were not yet ready to live independently. So we purchased two homes – the Boyd home for boys and the Goodman home for girls (named after the two Plano school teachers who started City House) – and City House began the TRIPS program (Transitional Resources in Preparation for Success). In 2010, TRIPS expanded and now has 12 beds for boys and six beds for girls.
City House Collin Intervention to Youth officially became City House in 2010. This change was brought on by the expansion of services beyond Collin County. City House now provides shelter to youth from all over the state of Texas, however, the counties we primarily serve are in North Texas (Collin, Dallas, Tarrant, Rockwall, Denton and Kaufman). City House is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

Invest In Us

When you invest in City House, you are investing in the future. There are lots of ways you can support our efforts – write a check, make a donation of needed equipment or supplies, make a bequest as part of your estate planning process, join one of our organizations – and other ways you can materially contribute to the care of children in need through City House.

Corporate Giving

Find out about the many ways your corporation can give back.


Cash contributions help us purchase everything we need to care for our children.

United Way Contributions

Designate your United Way contributions to go to City House.

In Memoriam and In Honorarium

Memorialize and Honor loved ones by supporting City House.

Non-Cash Gifts

There are many other types of gifts you can donate to City House.


Help North Texas children by creating your own fundraising event!


You can join these groups in support of City House.

Planned Giving and Estate Planning

Leave a lasting legacy at City House.

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