Share the Love!

| Tuesday, April 12th, 2016 | 10 Comments »

rsz_20160322_103933Recently it occurred to me that I have the power to make a difference. Don’t we all? But I wanted to do something that was recurring and not just a one-time thing. So, starting in 2016 I made the decision to stop sending thousands and thousands of neighborhood postcards each quarter and instead channel funds to charity. Thus began the “Share the Love “ campaign.

I surveyed all my 2015 clients and referrers, asking them to choose between three charities that are near and dear to me: Hopelink Pantry Packs, Special Olympics and Pasado’s Safe Haven for Animals. The response has been great, and it was fun allocating funds to the charities based on my clients’ “votes.”

It gave me a great deal of satisfaction to make a substantial donation to Pantry Packs, an organization that feeds food-insecure students in Lake Washington School District. A Hopelink Pantry Packs Volunteer Lead told me that, “these funds will keep nearly 15 students in Lake Washington School District from going hungry during weekends next month.”

Special Olympics and Pasado’s also received generous donations, and all three will receive more: Going forward all clients and folks who are kind enough to refer me will get to choose where my closing donation will go (see my new webpage). I am so excited to be helping these organizations that do so much good! Now I’m not just Cara in the House, I’m Cara in the kitchen, Cara in the shelter, and Cara on the field. And the more houses I sell, the more I donate!

Here are some great photos of one of my favorite kids doing what he loves thanks to Special Olympics! Thank you all for helping me do what I love.



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  1. Lisa says:

    Oh lord you are fantastic.

  2. Linda Peterson says:

    Oh Cara, this is so awesome. Needless to say I am biased but I think Max is the greatest grandson anyone could ever ask for. GOD bless you!!

  3. Cara — I love this!

    Thank you for all you do for our community.

    We’re so lucky to have you.

  4. Ronda Zylstra says:

    Cara, I love your heart!!!

  5. Claire Dingle says:

    Cara……you have a caring heart❤️

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