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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, February 17, 2015

RED BRUNCH An Aunt Rita's Event!

Hi, Joey Sarandos here.It's always fun to help raise money for RED BRUNCH! This years event was really successful. See below information that will help you get get involved. Hope to see you next year!

Event Information

RED Brunch

Red Brunch is a signature event for the diverse communities of Phoenix to celebrate World AIDS Day. Aunt Rita's Foundation, in association with the 17 non-profit benefiting agencies that provide important services to the HIV/AIDS community, produces this annual fundraising event.
At this event, we will join with our friends in reflection on the past three decades and how it has affected those we love. Also, we will recognize and honor individuals and organizations that continue to provide essential services and programs to the diverse HIV/AIDS community. Finally we will take an opportunity to celebrate life.We invite you to host a table or come as a guest for the RED Brunch and invite your friends to sit at your table, on this special day.

World AIDS Day

World AIDS Day is held on the first day of December each year. It is an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, show their support for those living with HIV/AIDS and to commemorate those who have passed.
The first World AIDS Day was held in 1988 and was the first ever global health day. Worldwide, nearly 30 million people have died from AIDS since 1981, making it one of the most destructive pandemics in history.
Learn More About World AIDS Day

Aunt Rita's Agencies

These are Aunt Rita's Foundation's Benefiting Agencies:

The Bill Holt Clinic at Phoenix Children's Hospital

The Bill Holt Clinic at Phoenix Children's Hospital is the only comprehensive pediatric HIV clinic in the state of Arizona, providing comprehensive care for children and adolescents exposed to or infected with HIV. The clinic, founded in 1994, is a multidisciplinary program providing family-centered care. A team of specialists works together at the visits to provide specialized medical care, nutritional support, child life services, and psychosocial support. The team works together with families to maximize the health of children/adolescents affected by or infected with HIV. The clinic provides testing of exposed infants, children, and adolescents.

Chicanos Por La Causa L.U.C.E.S Program

Chicanos Por La Causa L.U.C.E.S Program provides HIV supportive services to hundreds of people living with HIV/AIDS. It also provides HIV education/resources to thousands of at-risk Latinos in Maricopa and Pinal Counties. The services offered include; Case Management, Mental Health, Substance Abuse, Psychological Support, and Outreach. HIV Counseling/Testing is provided in collaboration with Ebony House. OraQuick, an effective and reliable testing is offered weekly.

Compassion In Action

Compassion in Action has been committed to equipping and mobilizing local churches and Christ followers to reach out with the love and compassion of Jesus to care for the needs of people touched by HIV/AIDS since 1993. We have been doing this through three primary programs. First, we offer food boxes each month to support a healthy immune system through good nutritional food. We also offer a monthly dinner and meeting to provide people touched by HIV a safe place to connect and discover how to live a fuller life. Last, we have our Care Program that provides compassionate participant-focused visitation, encouragement, and non-medical support for those affected by HIV. The Care Program links the participant with a trained volunteer who is committed to support and encourage the participant. Activities with the participant may consist of driving to doctor appointments, taking participant to a food bank, visiting with participant in their home, going to movies, dinner or activities together, etc.

Concilio Latino De Salud

Concilio Latino de Salud performs the following activities: Distribution of HIV/AIDS prevention materials at health fairs. Targeted outreach for the GLBTQ Latino/Hispanic community at selected bars. Participation as a demonstration Project site for the Cuídate! Curriculum and the Cuídalos! Project. Participation in NLAAD (National Latino AIDS Awareness Day).

Ebony House HIV Services

Ebony House HIV Services Our advanced street outreach teams focus their efforts on low-income African-American communities across Maricopa and parts of Pinal County. We provide supportive case management services and outreach through the Ryan White Part A program where we provide a continuum of supportive care to PLWHA. In addition, we offer free rapid HIV testing, one-on-one behavioral case management, support groups, and group level interventions. We provide services both in-house and at a variety of community venues including but not limited to churches, parks, schools and colleges, and community centers.

HEAL International

HEAL International is a youth organization dedicated to improving health and health care in underserved communities. In Arizona, HEAL International provides health literacy education and outreach, including HIV/AIDS prevention, train-the-trainer courses for outreach educators, and HIV curricula to non-profit organizations.

HIV/AIDS Law Project

HIV/AIDS Law Project assists individuals living with HIV and AIDS to lead lives of greater independence and self-determination by providing the highest quality civil legal assistance through our staff and volunteers to the HIV-infected communities of Maricopa and Pinal Counties. Services provided include, but not limited to, Social Security, AHCCCS, Housing, Discrimination, Confidentiality, Insurance, Debt Collection, Estate Planning and free Notary service to clients. The Project provides homebound and hospital visits to persons unable to travel to the office.

HIV Care Directions

HIV Care Directions Case management which provides comprehensive assessment, care planning, advocacy, supportive counseling, and links HIV positive clients to a wide array of services, including (not limited to): primary medical care, medications, dental care, behavioral health services, transportation, financial assistance, and housing. Case Managers follow-up with clients on a regular basis to ensure that the care plan and interventions are meeting their needs.

Joshua Tree Feeding Program

Joshua Tree Feeding Program, Inc. has been feeding the HIV/AIDS community in the greater Phoenix area since 1988. We provide our clients with a welcoming family atmosphere to make new friends and encourage supportive conversation and compassion in a place where client privacy, cultural, spiritual, and religious values are respected. Clients may receive one food box per week each Wednesday. We also provide dietary guidance through referrals to Ryan White Part A Registered Dieticians for general health and nutritional counseling. In addition we provide nutritional and dietary leaflets on a variety of dietetic issues facing those with HIV/AIDS. Pets are wonderful support. Joshua Tree's Pet Assistance Project provides clients with pet food and assistance with low-cost or no-cost veterinarian, grooming, and pet supplies. We also have relationships with animal rescue agencies for those clients that would like to get a pet at low-cost or no-cost.

Maricopa Health Foundation

Founded 20 years ago, the McDowell Healthcare Center (MHCC), owned and operated by the Maricopa Integrated Health System (MIHS), provides outpatient medical care, behavioral health services, and oral health care exclusively to people living with HIV/AIDS. One in every 5 people living with HIV/AIDS in Maricopa County choose to receive all or part of their healthcare at MHCC. Services include the only Women's Clinic in Arizona to address the healthcare needs of HIV-positive women. Behavioral health services include psychiatric services and mental health and substance abuse counseling by specialists in their fields. Oral health services are provided by a staff of dental professionals with decades of combined experience providing dental care to HIV-positive people. All MHCC services are offered on-site to provide for ease in coordinating appointments. Ably led by Medical Director Dr. John Post, the McDowell Healthcare Center continues a 20 year tradition of providing cutting edge comprehensive healthcare in a compassionate and understanding atmosphere. The services offered at MHCC are supported by the Maricopa Health Foundation.

Maricopa Interfaith HIV/AIDS Alliance, Inc.

Maricopa Interfaith HIV/AIDS Alliance is creating a speaker bureau to provide HIV/AIDS education with the Phoenix faith based communities to dispel the fear, stigma, and myths about the disease. This includes programs and presentations for youth and adult classes. We provide information, referral, and pastoral support to HIV+ individuals. We network with other congregations for membership and participation in this ministry and we participate in a World AIDS Day worship service.

Native Health

Native Health Through HIV counseling and testing services as well as individual- and community-level interventions for youth, Native Health wages a valley-wide response to the disproportionately high impact of HIV on Native people in the Phoenix area.

one n ten

one n ten provides a safe environment for GLBTQ youth to develop positive self-acceptance through life enhancing programs. We believe in empowering LGBTQ youth by providing social, cultural and educational programming that promotes making positive life decisions.

Phoenix Shanti Group

Shanti is a Sanskrit word meaning "inner peace" which reflects the Phoenix Shanti Group (PSG) approach to promoting personal empowerment and maintaining independence and dignity. Client services specifically include a 20-bed homeless transitional housing program, 10 bed permanent supportive housing, outpatient substance abuse treatment, counseling/mental health with psychiatric medication and monitoring, HIV case management, vocational re-entry training and consumer HIV education/early intervention. Phoenix Shanti also operates "Second Chances" Furniture Thrift Store as an avenue for the community to support the agency.

Project Hard Hat

Project Hard Hat is a non-profit organization that promotes the practice of safer sex among gay and bisexual men in the Phoenix Metropolitan Area by way of providing educational information, S.T.D. testing information and locations, support group information and by distributing condoms free of charge to dispensers within bars, night clubs and other venues which cater to our target population. We believe that keeping the A.I.D.S. pandemic in the forefront of people's minds will encourage them to make more informed decisions, behave more responsibly and be proactive in preventing the spread of H.I.V. and other sexually transmitted diseases.

Southwest Behavioral Health Services

Southwest Behavioral Health Services Operates and manages five distinct housing programs within the Phoenix metropolitan area for individuals and families living with HIV/AIDS. Housing for folks with HIV/AIDS has long been viewed as a form of health care. Persons living with HIV/AIDS on the streets, homeless or in places unfit for habitation fair much worse than people who are housed. Improved housing stability relates to reduced HIV risk and improved access to medical care according to the National AIDS Housing Coalition. SBH offers two types of what are referred to as permanent living settings, two settings as well for a transitional housing model and a financial assistance service for individuals and families who may be facing homelessness and can avoid eviction through help with either rent, mortgage or utility bills. There are over 80 units of housing, some of them are apartments, some condos and some are houses with a homelike environment for 4-5 persons. Through the emergency assistance effort 300-400 individuals and families are helped each year to remain housed.
Southwest Center for HIV/AIDS

Southwest Center for HIV/AIDS

Southwest Center for HIV/AIDS serves 70 percent of Arizona's at-risk for, and impacted by HIV/AIDS and is Arizona's only nonprofit AIDS service organization providing the unique combination of prevention, research and chronic disease wellness support to serve more than 30,000 at-risk individuals, and more than 14,000 residents infected with HIV/AIDS. Since 1988, Southwest Center has been on the front lines addressing a steady increase in the demand for HIV/AIDS testing and counseling, prevention, education, and wellness services, and clinical trial research to help Arizona men, women and teens. We partner with more than 200 community-based organizations, physicians, health agencies and institutions of higher education. Our clinical trials have helped bring 29 of the 30 current FDA-approved HIV medications to market. Our vision is to lead the fight against HIV/AIDS and our mission is to reduce infection, improve quality of life for those impacted by the disease, and contribute to worldwide research. Our support groups and educational programs serve Arizona men, women, seniors, minorities, children and at-risk youth, the homeless, immigrants and families, many who are living below the federal poverty level.


TERROS TOGETHER Programs has been offering FREE HIV testing services since 1987; with 2012 marking our 25th anniversary we've been in the fight against this epidemic. Our services currently include counseling, testing, referral and education services throughout all of Maricopa County. We work in a treatment engagement and harm reduction focus with the individuals we serve. Currently we offer FREE HIV and syphilis testing and with our community partners we are able to meet individuals where they are at in a safe, comfortable and culturally appropriate setting where individuals aren't restricted to coming into our offices.


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