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Jean Robb

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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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Thursday, May 22, 2014

Chimps: A New Life, Retirement ~ The National Institutes of Health has announced a plan to retire hundreds of government-owned chimpanzees to sanctuary


The National Institutes of Health has announced a plan to retire hundreds of government-owned chimpanzees to sanctuary. Even before this historic announcement, it was determined that the 110 government-owned chimpanzees from the New Iberia Research Center in Louisiana would be retired to the federal chimpanzee sanctuary, Chimp Haven. The move will be completed later this year.
When you donate to our New Iberia Chimpanzees to Sanctuary Fund, you will directly support sanctuary care for this group of chimpanzees. Watch our video, then please make your tax-deductible donation today using the secure form below. With your donation, we'll send you updates and action alerts so you can take quick, simple actions for animals each week. Thank you!

Top Pharmaceutical Company Stops Chimpanzee Use in Research

Merck & Co, Inc., will stop conducting or financially supporting biomedical research on chimpanzees into the foreseeable future. The availability of alternatives has led to the policy change by one of the world’s largest pharmaceutical companies. The Humane Society of the United States welcomes the company’s decision. The announcement follows years of dialogue between The HSUS and Merck about concerns for the company’s use of chimpanzees in invasive experiments, and follows major recent actions by the National Institutes of Health and the U.S. Congress to facilitate the retirement of hundreds of government-owned chimps from laboratories to sanctuaries. Kathleen Conlee, vice president of animal research issues for The HSUS said: “Merck’s new biomedical research policy will save chimpanzees from unnecessary and painful experiments. Merck’s decision, and that of several other pharmaceutical companies, sends a strong message that private industry is moving away from chimpanzee research as the government has.” With this recent announcement, Merck joins a growing list of pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, including GlaxoSmithKline, Novo Nordisk and Grifols, which have adopted policies against the use of chimpanzees in research.

  • Dec. 2011: Institute of Medicine study finds nearly all chimpanzee use for research is unnecessary.
  • June 11, 2013: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announces a proposed rule to list captive chimpanzees in the U.S. and wild chimpanzees as “endangered” under the Endangered Species Act. The proposed rule is expected to sharply curtail harmful use of chimpanzees in research, entertainment and the pet trade.
  • June 26, 2013: The National Institutes of Health announces policy changes to their support of chimpanzee research including the retirement of the vast majority of government-owned chimpanzees to sanctuary, and a significant reduction in chimpanzee research grants. The agency’s announcement was the result of the 2011 Institute of Medicine study.
  • Nov. 27, 2013: President Obama signs S. 252 into law; includes legislation amending the Chimpanzee Health Improvement, Maintenance and Protection (CHIMP) Act, allowing the National Institutes of Health to spend money on sanctuary care and to begin fulfilling the agency’s pledge to move laboratory chimpanzees to sanctuaries.

 Flo is a 54-year old government-owned chimpanzee who has spent most of her life in a laboratory enduring painful and traumatic experiments. Hundreds of chimpanzees just like her languish in the United States. But, thanks to modern research techniques and the support of the public, the tide is beginning to turn in favor of these sensitive and intelligent animals.

Thank you for your concern for chimpanzees in laboratories! Please consider making a donation to our Chimps Deserve Better Fund.

In the United States, hundreds of chimpanzees languish in laboratories. Many of them have spent decades of their lives in barren cages. You can make a huge impact for these chimpanzees by donating to our Chimps Deserve Better Fund. With your support, we'll work to end the use of chimpanzees in harmful research and contribute to their care in sanctuaries during their final years. As a thank you for your support, we'll send you updates and action alerts so you can take quick, simple actions for animals each week. Thank you!
Please use the secure form below to make your gift today.

Ten Ways to Help Animals in Labs

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    Kitty, who now lives at The HSUS's Cleveland Amory Black Beauty Ranch, suffered the repeated trauma of having 10 of her 14 babies taken from her while living in the now-defunct Coulston laboratory in New Mexico. HSUS
Every animal has a story.
A chimpanzee named Kitty is left to suffer for decades in a New Mexico laboratory as a "breeder," giving birth to as many as 14 baby chimpanzees for use in research. Echo, a pet dog, is stolen from his backyard in Arkansas and sold by a Class B dealer to a research laboratory in Minnesota.
It's hard to believe that their stories are true, and yet Kitty and Echo represent just two of the millions of animals who are harmed by experiments or suffer in laboratories in the United States every year.
You can help. Take action with our list of ten ways to make a difference for animals in labs.

Top ten ways to help

1. The recently introduced Humane Cosmetics Act would prohibit animal-tested cosmetics from being manufactured and sold in the U.S. Please act now to support this groundbreaking legislation!
» Take action
» Learn about cosmetic testing on animals
2. Our undercover investigation at a Georgia Regents University animal laboratory revealed what happened behind closed doors to dogs supplied by a random source Class B dog dealer. In January, less than two months after the investigation footage was released, GRU confirmed that they will no longer purchase dogs from these unscrupulous dealers. This is a great step forward, but dogs at GRU still need our help.
» Ask GRU to stop dental experiments on dogs
» Tell the USDA to make random source Class B dog and cat dealers a thing of the past
» Watch the undercover footage and learn more about the investigation
» Learn more about pets used in experiments

3. The chimpanzee paintings featured during our Chimpanzee Art Contest and recently auctioned off on eBay are now available as prints! They make great gifts and the sales benefit chimpanzee sanctuaries, but they’re only available for a limited time.
» Order a print

» Learn about chimpanzees used in research
4. Urge your Member of Congress to co-sponsor the Battlefield Excellence through Superior Training (BEST) Practices Act, which would phase out the inhumane use of animals in military training exercises.
» Take action
» Learn more about animals used in medical training
5. Ask your Members of Congress to co-sponsor the Pet Safety and Protection Act, which would put random source Class B dog and cat dealers out of business.
» Take action
» Learn more about pets used in experiments
6. Sign our Be Cruelty-Free pledge today and say no to cosmetics animal testing in the United States and worldwide.
» Take action

» Learn about our Be Cruelty-Free campaign
7. Urge more than 350 U.S. universities to prohibit severe suffering in animals at campus laboratories, then find out where your school stands.
» Take action

» Learn about protecting animals at universities from severe suffering

8. Get your free cruelty-free shopping guide.
» Download the app for iPhone/iPad or Android
» Request a pocket-sized guide
» Print the PDF version
9. Donate to help animals used in harmful experiments.
» Give to support our work helping animals in laboratories
» Give to the Chimps Deserve Better Fund» Give to help the 100+ chimpanzees being moved to Chimp Haven sanctuary

10. Wear your cause on your sleeve! The proceeds from these animal-friendly items support our work and help animals in laboratories.
» Shop Zazzle's Chimps Deserve Better store» Shop Zazzle's Be Cruelty-Free store

Even more ways to take action

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