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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!

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Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Former Dallas Cowboy Michael Kiselak. Michael is very involved with Kidsmatter International.
Click on the link above to see the Kidsmatter International main page!

Hi Jean Robb, here. I've had the great pleasure of getting to know former Dallas Cowboy Michael Kiselak.
Michael is very involved with Kidsmatter International. With the holiday season coming up and so many kids needing help this year please take a look and see how you can help Michael's great cause! 
We all have so much to be thankful for so please consider helping !!!
Here's all the information you'll need to get started. 

Welcome to Kids Matter International

The KMI team is thankful for your interest. We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit based in Southlake, Texas, dedicated to building communities through our efforts assisting deserving children both locally and abroad. We invite you to join us as we serve our local kids through a variety of activities – including mentoring, clothing drives, and holiday giving – to name a few. Setting our sights beyond our own turf, Kids Matter has built and staffed orphanages and community centers in Roatan, Honduras and Andhra Pradesh, India. These centers house dozens of children who deserve the best we can offer them for their health, safety, and educational development.
We encourage you to learn more about what Kids Matter has to offer by touring our website and contacting our team to learn where your time and talent could serve the most deserving members of our community – our children. Here at Kids Matter, we participate in numerous events and programs, all aimed at showing our kids, both here and abroad, that they MATTER!


Around the Block

November 15, 2011 01:00 PM
1256 Main St, Suite 244, Southlake, TX 76092

Join KMI for our seasonal program that clothes hundreds of children in DFW!
Click here if you are interested in volunteering for this event!
Around the Block clothes hundreds of children in Tarrant and Dallas county (769 last year to be exact!) through providing them shopping sprees at Kohl’s. Thanks to all our sponsors, especially Boston’s Pizza, donors, our hundreds of volunteer friends, and our partners, Kohls and Buckner International who are instrumental to bringing joy to so many families during the holidays.

KMI Inaugural Cookbook 2011

“Lets Cook….Kids Eat Free”
Your friends at KMI wanted to find a way for all of our friends and family to contribute to the work we do both around the world and around the block. We are designing a cookbook with the most delicious recipes our KMI friends have, and incorporating into the cookbook the KMI story and our successes over the years.
Please use the space below to submit your recipe. The proceeds from the cookbook will go toward clothing the kids at the holidays, supporting our foster homes abroad, our mentoring program and many more programs. The cookbook is coming along nicely and we look forward to your contribution.
Recommended Categories:
  • Let’s Have Brunch (breakfast and brunch recipes)
  • Let’s Do Lunch (lunch recipes)
  • Let’s Make Dinner (dinner recipes)
  • Let’s Cook Out (grill and barbeque recipes, can include sauces and rubs)
  • Let’s Party (entertaining recipes)
  • Let’s Do Leftovers (leftover recipes)
  • Let’s Cook with Our Kids (kid friendly recipes)
Click here to learn more >



Kids Matter International has been supporting its orphanage in India since KMI’s inception several years ago and will continue to as each year we see new children and new opportunities to help those in need. Whether during a natural disaster or political unrest, KMI-India has been steadfast in its mission to help children in need.



For the past three years, Kids Matter has partnered with Buckner International to provide critical services for at-risk children on the island of Roatan, Honduras. These girls have suffered the most horrific forms of abuse in a country where there is little to no prosecution of offenders or protection for victims. Kids Matter and Buckner together have built, staffed, and maintained short-term transitional homes for 19 girls to date. Also, providing foster and kinship care, medical care, counseling, and job training for dozens of women in the community.

Life in Roatan

Honduras is one of the poorest countries in the Western Hemisphere, and is quickly slipping further and further below the poverty line.
  • Population living below National Poverty Line: 53%
  • Population living on below $1 a day: 20.7%
  • Rural population using adequate sanitation facilities: 52%
Underneath the turquoise waters and pristine beaches of Roatan, there lies a culture of extreme poverty and need. There is no governmental social service or funds for Honduran children who become victims of violence, poverty, or neglect. Children are often forced into the streets to fend for themselves when their families will not, or are unable to care for them. 75% of “street children” have some family links, but spend most of their lives on the streets begging, selling, and stealing in order to supplement their family’s income. The remaining 25% live on the streets permanently, sleeping in abandoned buildings, or anywhere they can find shelter. Often they resort to petty theft and prostitution to survive.

Trafficking in Roatan

During the last decade, Central America has become a new destination for the “sex tourism” industry, where child predators travel to sexually abuse children in those countries. Most of the victims are young girls who are either forced into the trade by family members, or are living on the streets with no other source of income or protection.
  • 70% of girls have their first sexual experience in the form of sexual abuse from a family member
  • Population living on below $1 a day: 20.7%
  • The leading cause of death in girls under 15 is pregnancy, second to malnourishment.
Kids Matter is exceptionally proud of the girls in our homes and those who have transitioned out who overcome the statistics and provide themselves a life of self-sufficiency, safety, education, and health. We look forward to serving the girls of Roatan for years to come.
To learn more about our work in Roatan, or to become involved with serving overseas, please contact Joe King at


You are now able to submit donations to help Kids Matter International and kids all over the world from this page. Simply click the Donate button below that will take you to a secure site to make your donation.
Click here to donate >


Michael Kiselak said...
Thanks Jean Robb for posting about our incredible outreach into our communities. We call it "AROUND THE BLOCK"....I can't tell you how much this event for the last 13 years of my life has become a passion of mine and my family. I hope your readers understand how reaching out to a Child by providing NEW Clothing really impacts them along with the Community. I figure we live here...Why not! Hope to hear from you all and see you on the 15th of NOV....Michael Kiselak
Anonymous said...
Hey Facebook Friends!!! NOV 15th is our annual "AROUND THE BLOCK" Shopping Spree....Because of our Supporters we have set our goal to Clothe over 1000 children from in and around our communities! Although we still are in need of volunteers and more financial support to help us get to our goal. Each child get's $100 to spend on new clothes at Kohls, a pair of Tennis Shoes from our partner Buckner Foundation and a Backpack from Pro Golfer Ryan Palmer through his foundation. Go to for more info. on how you can physically and/or financially support this outreach!!...please share this with your Facebook friends and help us reach our goal!! Thanks!

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