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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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Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Dr. Phil Announces a Partnership with Feeding America

This holiday season, nearly 49 million Americans don’t know where their next meal will come from. 
Many are working families, children and the elderly. Give hope to families, hope to communities and hope for a 
happy holiday. Give the gift of meals.

Our mission is to feed America's hungry through a nationwide network of member food banks and engage our country in the fight to end hunger.
donate today

Dr. Phil and Feeding America

Dr. Phil is partnering with Feeding America to mobilize people across the country to raise funds needed to supply 10,000,000 meals!  The partnership launches on December 13 and coincides with a Dr. Phil special feature episode on spotlighting Hunger in America, and featuring an interview with Feeding America’s president and CEO, Vicki Escarra.

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Child Hunger


Kids Cafe

Kids Cafe programs provide free meals and snacks to low-income children through a variety of community locations where children already congregate during the afterschool hours—such as Boys and Girls Clubs, churches or public schools.
Learn more about the Kids Cafe>

The School Pantry Program

The School Pantry Program

The School Pantry Program Concept and Summary 
The mission of the School Based Pantry Program is to help alleviate child hunger in America through the provision of food to children and their families at school. School based pantries are located on the grounds of a school intended to provide a more readily accessible source of food assistance to low-income students and their families. Sites are consistently in the same location as the school’s campus, have set distribution schedules and offer ongoing food assistance services. School based pantries may have a permanent set up within a school, or may operate through a mobile distribution rotation where food is brought to the school campus.

Program Objectives
  • Provide nutritious, healthy food to children at-risk of hunger for preparation and consumption at their place of residence.
  • Distribute food discreetly in easily accessible and safe environments.
National Program Data
  • In fiscal year 2010, 25 food banks operated over 400 School Pantry Program locations that served nearly 70,000 children.
Does Your Local Feeding America Food Bank Operate a School Pantry Program?
Use the Food Bank Locator here to contact your local food bank and find out what they are doing in your community.
Need More Information?
For additional information on the School Pantry Program or any of Feeding America’s child hunger programs please, contact the programs team.

Am I Eligible?

Feeding America is committed to helping end the fight against hunger. In addition to visiting your local food bank or emergency relief organization, here are some other links and information that may help.
Federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (Formerly Food Stamps)  Using food stamps can help you fill your grocery bag. It’s easy to find out if you’re eligible and to apply. Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Overview Learn how to access your SNAP benefits
Apply Online
If your state does not have an online application, you may access a paper application on our
SNAP prescreening and application link page.
Other Resources:
Meal Programs for Children
School-aged children are among those in America most-severely affected by hunger. But there are ways to ensure your kids are getting the nutrition they need even when times are tight.
Disaster Assistance
When natural disaster strikes, Americans who were living on the brink of poverty face monumental struggles as they attempt to rebuild their lives.


On-going Volunteer Efforts
Each day, hunger is experienced in every community across this country.  In fact, our network feeds over 37 million neighbors each year.  Ending hunger in America depends on the volunteer work of literally millions of Americans who know that they can make a difference.

There are as many different ways to volunteer, as there are individuals and communities across this country.You can help out in your local community through activities such as:
    • tutoring kids at your local Kids Cafe
    • repackaging donated food for use at food pantries
    • transporting food to charitable agencies
    • clerical work at the National Office
Its simple - get involved today - and get your family and friends involved.  To find opportunities in your area, please contact your local food bank.
Disaster Response Volunteers
Volunteers are needed across the country to support our network's commitment to the survivors of disaster-affected communities.
You can help out in your local community through activities such as sorting, boxing and repackaging donated food to be directed where it's needed most.  Addressing the needs of displaced survivors will be critical over the next several months.

Contact your Feeding America network member to see how your help is needed.

Donate Online

Smiling Girl

Give a gift today to help provide food and groceries for families battling hunger.

Honor & Memorial Giving

Virtual Food Drive
Honor someone special with a tribute gift to Feeding America or make a donation in memory of someone who has had an impact on your life.
Make an honor/memorial gift»

Virtual Food Drive

Virtual Food Drive
Enlist your friends and family to help you make an even bigger impact in the fight against hunger
by starting an online Virtual Food Drive.
Start or find a Virtual Food Drive»

Give Monthly

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By giving a monthly donation, you can make a difference in the lives of hungry Americans all year long.
Learn more about how your monthly gift can help.
Donate Monthly»

Gift Catalog

Virtual Food Drive
Give a gift of meals to help fight hunger. Browse our Gift Catalog to find gifts for your family and friends
that makes an impact on the lives of hungry Americans.
Give a Gift of Meals»


Will my donation be used wisely? How do I send in my company's matching gift form?
Find answers to these questions and many more on our FAQ page.
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Food, Grocery and Food Drives

Each year the Feeding America network of member food banks distributes over three billion pounds
of food and grocery products to hungry and needy Americans in communities across the country.
More about food drives»

Planned Giving

Legacy and planned gifts help Feeding America carry out its mission and often
provide financial benefits to the donor, too.
Learn about planned gifts»

Corporate Donations & Foundation Relations

The efforts and generosity of our corporate partners in their giving have significantly enhanced
Feeding America's hunger-relief efforts.
Become a Supporter»

Other Ways to Donate

Donate by mail, phone or wire transfer, or learn more about workplace giving and other
ways to help Feeding America.
More ways to donate»

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