As a corporate sponsor, Bob Parks Realty provides in-kind and financial support on an annual basis for Make-A-Wish Middle Tennessee. This come largely from our agents. Our agents, I have to brag on them – they may not read my emails and they may not attend our training classes but they make me proud because they are so supportive of the communities in which we all live and work. From boy scout troops to families in need to large charitable organizations and animal shelters, we run the gamut on philanthropic endeavors. Ok, I got sidetracked thinking about all the feel-good stories I hear through the grapevine…
I am not a real estate agent, so I don’t share a portion of my home sales to Make-A-Wish (MAW, for short), but I wanted to help. When I was in college, I worked for Disney World (I am so glad this was before the uprise of social media and none of you can google me in my costume singing and dancing at the Hoop-Dee-Doo Revue.) I volunteered with the Give Kids the World program that works in conjunction with MAW and other charitable organizations at the Orlando, FL mega theme park: Disney World. It was an honor. I’ve wanted to get involved again, but we all know about good intentions. Fast forward to 2013 and I’ve taken a job with Bob Parks Realty where we are a corporate sponsor with MAW Middle Tennessee. It was a sign!
Last week, I attended the MAW Volunteer Training program. I am now equipped to go out into Middle Tennessee and meet families who have signed up for wishes and talk to the children to see what they would like for their wish. I’m both excited and intimidated. In the coming months, I will update you on my journey. I won’t be able to talk about the families directly, but I can speak in general terms. I can’t wait to see what happens.
I’ll leave you with two things:
- The website for MAW Middle Tennessee in case you are considering ways to volunteer, donate or support the organization that provides life-changing events for kids with life-threatening health issues.
- The link to the MAW event in San Diego a week ago, seeing people come together, united to enrich someone else’s life or make a different impresses the heck out of me. Bat-kid is my new hero!