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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, August 13, 2013

In a time of unprecedented technological achievements and luxuries, close to one billion people still go to sleep hungry; but there's an organization attempting to change that. In this powerful new documentary film, Grassroots Films captures Mary's Meals'

Grassroots Films is proud to announce that our latest production, 'Child 31', has made its way up to a Papal audience. Recently, Mary's Meals' founder, Magnus Macfarlane-Barrow received an invitation to the Vatican to be recognized by Pope Francis and along with him came a copy of our film.  

Magus founded Mary's Meals, a charity that provides nourishment in schools for children in lesser developed countries, which currently feeds more than 650,000 children daily. Last year, Grassroots Films released 'Child 31', a powerful new documentary capturing Mary's Meals' life-changing work in action throughout Malawi, Kenya, and India and its mission to help millions of children around the world realize their dreams.

The organization's efforts were certainly noticed by Pope Francis, who, since inaugurated, has led the fight against poverty. Grassroots Films hopes that 'Child 31' can inspire, not only the Vatican, but the entire world to help provide the thousands of children throughout the world that go on without nourishment and education.

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 To read about Magnus' experience, click here"

In a time of unprecedented technological achievements and luxuries, close to one billion people still go to sleep hungry; but there's an organization attempting to change that. In this powerful new documentary film, Grassroots Films captures Mary's Meals' life-changing work in action throughout Malawi, Kenya, and India and its mission to help millions of children around the world realize their dreams. Follow Magnus MacFarlane-Barrow as we get a glimpse into his simple, yet groundbreaking, approach that is working to lift the developing world out of poverty and give a face to hunger's deadly numbers.

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Mary's Meals
All over the world, there are people who will not accept that any child in this world of plenty must endure a day without a meal.  Mary's Meals is a global movement that sets up school feeding projects in some of the world's poorest communities, where poverty and hunger prevent children from gaining an education.   The idea behind Mary's Meals is a simple one that works. The charity provides one daily meal in a place of learning in order to attract chronically hungry children into a classroom, where they receive an education that can, in the future, be their ladder out of poverty.
The Mary's Meals campaign was born in 2002 when Magnus MacFarlane-Barrow visited Malawi during a famine and met a mother dying from AIDs. When Magnus asked her eldest son Edward what his dreams were in life, he replied simply: "I want to have enough food to eat and to go to school one day."  That moment was a key part of the inspiration that led to the founding of Mary's Meals, which began by feeding just 200 children in 2002. Today, ten years later, the charity feeds over 650,000 hungry children every day in 16 different countries across the world, including Kenya, Haiti, Uganda, Liberia and India.  The charity's work is named after Mary, the mother of Jesus, who brought up her child in poverty. Mary's Meals consists of, respects and reaches out to people of all faiths and none. The average worldwide cost for Mary's Meals to feed a child for a whole school year is just £10.70/$16.80/€12.40. Find out more about Mary's Meals at
Check out our latest volunteer vacancies >>
The Lifeblood of Mary’s Meals

We love volunteers!  Volunteers are involved in every bit of Mary’s Meals from helping in our warehouse and shops, fundraising on our behalf, to advising us on organisational development.

Why volunteer?
Because of volunteers’ dedication and hard work freely given, money donated to Mary’s Meals goes a long way and that means we can feed even more of the world’s poorest children.  Time to spare – even a few hours a week – can be a valuable contribution to Mary’s Meals especially when time is so precious. In the countries where we work, we have over 65,000 community volunteers who give their time for free to prepare the Mary’s Meals that children receive every day.
New SkillsVolunteering can be a chance for you to share a specialist skill you have or to gain new ones!
Work experience
Volunteering can be a good way of plumping up the CV and make you stand out from the crowd in job interviews:
Get in touch
If you are interested in volunteering for Mary’s Meals please have a look at our vacancies at the top right of this page. We always have a need for volunteers!  If you think you can help or volunteer in any other way please email: or call on 0141 336 8978. You can also use the form below for volunteer vacancies.
Please note, at present, we don’t have a structure in place to offer volunteer placements overseas



Make a donation

 It costs a global average of just £10.70 to feed a child for a year.

Online donations

It’s quick, safe and easy to donate over the Internet, using our secure online donation form.

Regular Giving = Regular Meals

Giving monthly to Mary’s Meals is one of the most useful ways you can support our work. Please fill out and return a direct debit form which will enable you to make regular donations to Mary’s Meals.

Phone Donations

To donate by telephone, please give our team a call on 01838 200605 or 0800 698 1212

Text Donations

To make a general donation to Mary’s Meals, please text MMSF13 and the amount you would like to donate to 70070. For example, to donate £5, you would text MMSF13 5 to 70070. You can make the following donations £1, £2, £3, £4, £5 and £10, up to a maximum of £30 per month. Donations will be charged to your phone bill or deducted from your pay as you go credit. If you would like to claim Gift Aid on your donation, please follow the instructions in the reply text you receive.

Postal Donations

Please send any cheques, made payable to “Mary’s Meals”, to Mary’s Meals, Craig Lodge, Dalmally, Argyll, PA33 1AR.

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