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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, July 21, 2011

Big Brothers Big Sisters ~~ We Are Here To Start Something ~ We nurture children and strengthen communities and we couldn’t do any of it without you.

   Click on the link above to see the 
Big Brother Big Sister main page~

Hi Jean Robb here., I'm so excited to bring you the Big Brother Big Sister information. I think it's important to be aware of the influence we are on each other and how we can take the things we've learned and pass those life lessons on to others. Imagine taking all the gifts you have to offer the world and blessing a child that is in need of a mentor with those gifts and talents. What could you do to make a difference?

Big Brothers Big Sisters is not your typical organization. We help children realize their potential and build their futures. We nurture children and strengthen communities. And we couldn’t do any of it without you.


Changing perspectives. Changing lives.

For more than 100 years, Big Brothers Big Sisters has operated under the belief that inherent in every child is the ability to succeed and thrive in life. As the nation’s largest donor and volunteer supported mentoring network, Big Brothers Big Sisters makes meaningful, monitored matches between adult volunteers (“Bigs”) and children (“Littles”), ages 6 through 18, in communities across the country. We develop positive relationships that have a direct and lasting effect on the lives of young people.  Click here to view our 2009 Annual Report and learn more about Big Brothers Big Sisters.

Vision: all children achieve success in life
Mission: provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally 
supported one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better, forever.
Accountability: by partnering with parents/guardians, volunteers and others 
in the community we are accountable for each child in our program achieving:
• Higher aspirations, greater confidence, and better relationships
• Avoidance of risky behaviors
• Educational success

Our Programs Start Something
Here's the proof. National research has shown that positive relationships between Littles and their
Bigs have a direct and measurable impact on children’s lives.By participating in our programs,
Little Brothers and Sisters are:

  • able to get along better with their families
  • 46% less likely to begin using illegal drugs
  • more confident in their schoolwork performance
  • 27% less likely to begin using alcohol
  • 52% less likely to skip school.

Looking to get involved? Whether you’re interested in donating, volunteering or enrolling your child, Big Brothers Big Sisters offers several types of programs in communities across the country.

Big meets Little.

Big Brothers Big Sisters targets the children who need us most, including those living in single parent homes, growing up in poverty and coping with parental incarceration. Starting something begins with finding a great match between a Big and a Little. Making these matches, and performing all the background work involved with them, is possible because of donations from people like you. It's also why we're able to offer such a wide variety of programs that pair children, ages 6 through 18, with role models in one-to-one relationships.
Core Programs
  • Community-Based Mentoring
  • School-Based Mentoring
Special Programs
  • African-American Mentoring
  • Hispanic Mentoring
  • Native American Mentoring
  • Mentoring Military Children
  • Amachi Program
How a Big becomes a Big—and a Little, a Little.
Before we make a match, we do our homework. After someone expresses an interest in becoming 
a Big, they go through an extensive background check and careful interview process. Then we match 
Bigs and Littles based on location, personalities and preferences. And we provide full support from 
the start, so matches can grow into lasting, fruitful friendships. It’s also important to note that the 
entire matching process is made possible through donations—we can’t do what we do best 
without them!  What’s a Big and Little to do? Each match is unique. Getting together doesn’t require a special occasion or expensive activity—just a few hours every month doing things the Little and Big 
already enjoy. For example:
  • Playing catch
  • Reading books
  • Getting ice cream
  • Going to a museum
  • Providing advice and inspiration
Learn more about being a Big>
Become a Big >
Learn more about enrolling a child >
Enroll a child >
Learn more about child safety >

What if every child fulfilled his or her potential? 

Think how amazing that would be. 

Now, you can start more Littles on the path to big things.

Volunteering is fun, big time.

Being a Big Brother or Big Sister is one of the most enjoyable things you’ll ever do. Not to mention, one of the most fulfilling. You have the opportunity to help shape a child’s future for the better by empowering him or her to achieve. And the best part is, it’s actually a lot of fun. You and your Little can share the kinds of activities you already like to do.Play sports together. Go on a hike. Read books. Eat a pizza with extra anchovies. Or just give some advice and inspiration. Whatever it is you enjoy, odds are you’ll enjoy it even more with your Little—and you’ll be making a life-changing impact.
Think you want to be a Big Brother? Learn more >
Think you want to be a Big Sister? Learn more > Volunteering just a few hours a 
month with a child can start something amazing. So why not apply to be a Big today. 
There are kids out there ready to get started. Are you? There are 21,000 boys ready and 
waiting to be matched with Big Brothers across the country right now ... that's double 
the number of girls waiting for a Big Sister. You can also make a donation to help fund the 
careful one-to-one matching and ongoing professional mentoring support unique to 
Big Brothers Big Sisters. Your gift will help match a child facing adversity with an adult mentor.  The gift you make today will lead to successful outcomes for that child and his or 
her community.Whether you get involved as a volunteer or as a donor, we welcome and 
thank you for your support!

Creating a partnership with Big Brothers Big Sisters 

benefits America’s most important asset—our children. 

Each one of our partners helps start something.

Partners. Heroes.

Successful partnerships with businesses, foundations, and organizations are fundamental to supporting children. They provide for children in need and contribute to brighter futures, better schools, and stronger communities for all. Partners and sponsors can support us through:
  • philanthropic gifts that drive growth
  • employee-centric volunteer or donor partnerships
  • high-impact cause-related marketing relationships
Corporate alliances unite your company’s charitable giving with Big Brothers Big Sisters, 
protecting and providing a better future for America's children. Learn more>

Community Partners with Big Brothers Big Sisters provide the opportunity for employees 
or members of your organization to volunteer in the community. Our volunteer programs also 
build  teamwork and employee engagement. Learn more>

Foundations and corporations provide grants that enable tremendous organization-wide 
growth in the number of children served.

Advocacy partners understand the importance of helping children and support our services 
in communities across the country.

Government partners support our mission with necessary grants and fundamental initiatives.
Want to see what our partners and sponsors are saying? Click here>

Start a partnership with us.

Supporting Big Brothers Big Sisters has never been easier. 
Click on the following links for more information about becoming a partner.

Get Started Enroll Today!

As a parent, you recognize the potential of your child better than anyone. By giving them the opportunity to be part of Big Brothers Big Sisters, you’re starting them down a path to an even brighter, more promising future.

Could your little one could use a Big?
It all starts with the right role models. And Big Brothers Big Sisters is
the place to start a relationship with one. For over 100 years, due in
large part to private donations, we’ve been able to recruit, screen,
match and support mentoring relationships that have changed the lives
of hundreds of thousands of young people across the country —
one Little at a time.
You’ll feel the impact as much as your child.
A study for Big Brothers Big Sisters found that kids matched with a Big Brother or Big Sister:
  • are more confident
  • are more likely to steer clear of drugs and alcohol
  • do better in school
  • get along better with their family and friends
  • feel better about themselves
Learn more about our impact >
Parents wanted.
You know what’s best for your child. So we’ll need your help from the start, providing information
about your child’s strengths and needs, and ultimately approving the Big Brother or Big Sister match.
But your role doesn’t end there.
Learn more about your role>
Safety from the start.
Your child's safety is extremely important to us. Big Brothers Big Sisters conducts a thorough
background check on every volunteer in our program, and every relationship is closely monitored
and supported by a professionally trained match coordinator.
Learn more about child safety >
Ready to enroll your child? Start here >
1Tierney, J.P., Grossman, J.B., and Resch, N.L. (1995) Making a Difference: An Impact Study of Big Brothers Big Sisters. Philadelphia: Public/Private Ventures

Make an Impact

84% of former Littles surveyed agree their experience influenced them in 
showing understanding to those less fortunate.

Real Life Story

Jon looks forward to going to baseball games with Jesse.
Read Story >

Donation Starters

Not sure what to give?
We can help > 

It’s not just a donation. 
It’s an investment in a child’s future.
When you donate online to Big Brothers Big Sisters, you join our cause and directly support children in your community. No matter how little or big the amount, donating can start making a difference in the lives of young people around you.

Donating pays dividends.

Research shows that our mentoring works. Children with a Big Brother or Big Sister show
real differences in their personal and academic lives. They are more confident in their schoolwork performance, they get along better with their families and they’re 52% less likely to skip school

Your support goes far.

Your financial support helps us provide our programs and services nationally and in your local community—so we can develop more college grads, community leaders and entrepreneurs.
Roughly 90% of every dollar you give goes directly to making and supporting matches between
Littles and Bigs. Great Nonprofits, a leading provider of reviews and ratings of nonprofit 
organizations throughout the U.S, has ranked Big Brothers Big Sisters of America as a top 
Children's and Families Nonprofit and awarded us a 5-star rating. This means you can rest assured
that we are using donations wisely.
Your financial support starts lots of things, like:
• recruiting new Big Brother and Big Sister volunteers
• covering the costs of background checks, while ensuring trained professionals match
Littles to responsible Bigs
• enabling ongoing supervision and relationship support for every Big, Little and Little’s family
• providing cultural and social activities to enrich the opportunities for children
Become a part of the Big Brothers Big Sisters family today. Donate now>
1 Tierney, J.P., Grossman, J.B., and Resch, N.L. (1995) Making a Difference: An Impact Study of Big Brothers Big Sisters. Philadelphia: Public/Private Ventures

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