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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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Sunday, December 4, 2011

Letters to Santa & Operation Santa Claus ~ Yes Virginia there is a Santa Claus and he has many helpers!
Click on the link above to see the Operation Santa Clause 
main page!

U.S. Postal Service Delivers Children's Holiday Dreams Through Letters to Santa Program

/PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- What do the U.S. Postal Service and Santa Claus have in common? Neither rain nor snow nor heat nor gloom of night will keep them from delivering dreams this holiday season. Today marks the start of the Postal Service's annual "Letters to Santa" program, a campaign that's helped fulfill the holiday wishes of children and their families for nearly a century.
"Letters to Santa" is an annual letter-writing program through which members of the public and charitable organizations respond to children's letters addressed to Santa Claus, the North Pole and other seasonal characters. To announce that the letter adoption period has begun, a ceremony was held today at New York City's Operation Santa command center at the iconic James A. Farley building with a special appearance by Santa Claus. "We are delighted to once again kick off the holiday mailing season with the start of our annual 'Letters to Santa program'," said Postmaster General Patrick R. Donahoe. "The Postal Service is gearing up for a huge mail delivery to the North Pole to help Santa and his elves get ready for the big day." The Postal Service expects to deliver more than 16.5 billion cards, letters and packages between now and New Years Eve. This year, a postmark of Santa in his sleigh being pulled by six reindeer will appear in the upper right-hand corner of holiday cards and letters.

"While Santa's been making wishes come true a bit longer than the Postal Service, for more than two centuries he's relied almost exclusively on postal employees to bring him letters from girls and boys around the country and to help him deliver their presents," Donahoe said. "For nearly 100 years, the 'Letters to Santa' program has made dreams come true for those in need. This is a time to celebrate how postal employees, charitable organizations, and businesses have made a difference in the lives of children coast to coast."
To learn more about the USPS "Letter to Santa" program or to view a list of participating Post Offices, visit Visit USPS on Facebook at to learn how USPS can help simplify your holiday shipping needs. The Postal Service receives no tax dollars for operating expenses and relies on the sale of postage, products and services to fund its operations.

United States Postal Service "Operation Santa Claus" Locations
Holly and red bows

To contact Operation Santa at the James A. Farley Post Office in New York please call 212-330-3000.
The Operation Santa Claus rules are as follows:
    *All "Dear Santa" letters are to be picked up at a post office in person. "Dear Santa" letters will no longer be sent out by mail and telephone requests are no longer accepted.
    *Companies and organizations can pick up letters by appointment only with your local post office if that facility has "Dear Santa" letters available. You will need to present a letter of introduction on company letterhead and a valid ID.
    *Individuals wishing to answer "Dear Santa" letters are not required to make an appointment. Please contact your local postmaster to see if Operation Santa Claus is available in your area at this time.
    *All "Dear Santa"� helpers must agree with the USPS Privacy Act Statement listed on the PS Form 6012-1 (Operation Santa Letter Adoption Individual) and PS Form 6012 (Operation Santa Letter Adoption Third Party).
    *All "Dear Santa"� helpers are required to show one piece of acceptable identification. Questions:

Contact Operation Santa Claus at the James A. Farley Post Office in New York. The phone number is (212) 330-3000, or you can email us at webmaster @

Please click here to print the Operation Santa Letter - Individual Participant Form
Please click here to print the Operation Santa Letter - Organization Participant Form

If you are aware of a post office in your town that is participating in Operation Santa Claus please provide us with the contact information of the person or postmaster who is in charge and we will gladly post that information here and on Santa's blog and Facebook page. Email: Webmaster We hope that you will participate in Operation Santa Claus and become a Santa's helper this year by answering one letter or multiple letters from needy children. These are children who are not asking for toys, but for articles of clothing, for school supplies, for a toothbrush or other personal care items. While toys are a lot of fun, the items on these children's "Dear Santa" list are much more basic. Please help! Please consider going to your local post office to pick up a letter from a needy child who needs warm clothing, school supplies or a gift for a parent or sibling. Toys are always nice, but their needs are much more complex.
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to All!
Santa Claus

Your donations make it possible for Operation Letters To Santa
to answer more letters to needy children
during the Christmas season.
  Thank you!

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