Tis the season…for thinking of others!

| Sunday, December 4th, 2011 | 4 Comments »

I have truly been inspired by some of your Christmas spirit this holiday season. I have also doubled over with laughter. Let me explain…

First we have Sonia: friend, former co-worker, and Cara in the House client. She and her sister have decided to spread holiday cheer by performing one random act of kindness a day from December 1st to Christmas Eve. Every day they post a picture and describe their random act of kindness. Here they are on Day #3 bringing gifts to the Sunrise Children’s Home in Arizona. And their good cheer is spreading…a lady overheard them talking about their random acts and gave them $10 to contribute towards the giving! I’m looking forward to seeing what these 2 lovely ladies will think of over the next few weeks.

Next we have Windermere Real Estate. Again, they have outdone themselves in only a way that a true family-owned company who truly cares about their employees and their community can do. This past Saturday, the 5 Windermere offices owned by the Deasy family met at the Factoria Target. 100 agents were paired with a child from a low income family and were given a $175 gift card to help them purchase gifts for their family. The kids arrived at 8 am with smiles and their lists. When the shopping was done, the other agents helped wrap, tag and box up their gifts while providing Christmas treats, activities and free Santa pictures. It was an experience I’ll never forget.

Next up is 180 Degrees Chiropractic in downtown Redmond. Even though their doors have been open less than a month, they are raising money for Hopelink. From now until December 23rd, they are offering $50 for a first visit (exam and x-rays) and every penny they collect will go to Hopelink to help local families in need. Call to make your appointment: (425) 636-8354.

Last but not least is Sheila: friend, Cara in the House client and co-founder of Tale of Two Elves. This facebook page was created by two ladies who are friends on facebook but have never actually met in person. This hilarious page (you should definitely like it by clicking here) shows the elf from the book “Elf on the Shelf” on various adventures in Seattle and Chicago. Thank you for giving me the gift of laughter! Here he is in one of my favorite poses!

However you are giving back this holiday season, I want to say thank you. “No act of kindness, however small, is ever wasted.” -Aesop

If you have a charity or tradition that you would llike to share, please consider leaving a comment below. Happy Holidays!

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4 Comments

  1. Ginger says:

    I love this post, Cara!

    ok, so I got a smidge teary when I read about you and your generous co-workers taking kids to Target. I’m sure those kids won’t forget the either.

  2. Your post is amazing Cara! We love the fact that Windermere and Cara in the house takes the time to help out children in need during the holiday Season. Merry Christmas!!

  3. Cara Erdman says:

    Right back at you!! Thanks!

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