Thanksgiving Hamilton Basket Brigade Edition Complete!! 40 underprivileged families have a lot more warm clothing, winter boots, toys, games, food.
As the President I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who made this happen. Our board of governors, our donors and volunteers. The Hamilton elementary public and catholic school boards for your support. They are the ones who identify for us which families need the most help and allow us to be proactive vs. reactive.
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Thanksgiving Hamilton Basket Brigade Edition Complete!! 40 underprivileged families have a lot more warm clothing, winter boots, toys, games, food. As the President I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who made this happen. Nancy and Liz from the Public School Board for organizing our customers and finding out what they want. Mike from the Catholic school board for getting us half of our customers and reserving us our venue. Thank you to the Catholic School Board for donating the gymnasium, our staging/party area for the day of. Thank you to our board of governors: Matt, James, Roger, Cherry, Maria. Thank you Council member Tammy Ditomaso for your leadership and donating the pizza. Thank you to the Auger Family: Roger, Crystal, Josh, and Madison for donating and cooking the hot dogs, the cart and Madison stealing the show as the Dancing dinosaur. Thank you to our platinum donors for this Thanksgiving: Matt Green, Evelyn and Mike Lamarsh, Tony “Mr Ottawa” Miller, and of course Scott Dillingham of CIBC who holds a significant margin as our #1 donor. Thank to Cherry Chan, CPA, CA for our Accounting Services, the peoples’ real estate Accountant. www.realestatetaxtips.ca Thank you uncle Bill for our photos Thank you John Cerpnjak for recording testimonials Thank you to all the volunteers who donated above budget to ensure your families got what they need, 97.5% of you went over LOL. Thanksgiving as all events took a toll on our bank account, we currently have budget for less than 10 families for Christmas so for volunteers who register, we will assign you a customer for Xmas so you may shop during Black Friday. Otherwise, we will wait for donations before committing to more customers. If you have stories to share, please send them in, email is best (you know how to reach me), your stories will help us raise awareness so we may expand our reach to help more families at Christmas and beyond. If you would like to support us, the three best ways are: 1 Donate 2 Volunteer 3 Send us someone you know who wants to be a real estate investor with heart. Send me an email introduction, please thank you and #bethechange
For Thanksgiving we changed up our format to deliver more quality instead of quantity by spending the same budget we do for 300 families for a Thanksgiving dinner to 40 of the most impoverished families in Hamilton. We asked the school boards for their worst and they definitely delivered. We have lots of single mom families, a single dad family who just moved to a trailer park after the loss of mom to cancer, a single mom who just sold the family car to make rent.
This time we asked the parents what they wanted and they asked for warm clothing, winter jackets and boots, toys, games, arts stuff and food. Parents asked for some essentials like deodorant, toilet paper, and clothes, but nothing else. We budgeted $100 per person.
It’s hard to explain the impact of what we do, but here is what volunteer Kara wrote me:
“I just delivered my SUV full off stuff for the Willows (not their real name) family. It was amazing to see the joy on the 7 kids faces and the mother’s gratitude for everything. 6 boys screaming with excitement over new clothes, snow pants, running shoes, hats, gloves and new sweatpants/sweatshirts was absolutely amazing to witness. The mother was so grateful for everything and was so happy with the amount of useful stuff she received. The kids couldn’t believe all of the new stuff they received and one of the boys was yelling “this is the best thanksgiving everrrrrr”. The grandmother said I had ESP because they received everything they were in need of (especially all of the snow pants). This truly was an amazing experience for both the family and myself. Thank you team for all of your hard work and dedication to the community. It was greatly appreciated.
I look forward to Christmas!!
Happy thanksgiving to you and your families.”
If you would like to support us, the three best ways are:
- Donate or Volunteer, go to www.HamiltonBasketBrigade.com, we are a registered charity so you get a receipt and community hours OR
- Send us someone you know who wants to be a real estate investor with heart. As our business grows so will our charity. As you know, my team is the four time real estate agent of the year to investors and we give back to the community with everything we’ve got.
On to this week’s show!!
Refugee to Real Estate Developer and Legit Baller with Tahani Part 2
Returning guest, and it’s been way too long, is Tahani. She is baller, but she didn’t start that way. Born into a Jordanian refugee camp, she came to Canada for an arranged marriage that later dissolved, leaving Tahani a single mom in the frozen tundra of Canada who barely spoke English.
She now drives premium German import cars, she trades in developments, Tahani was just on the Marilyn Dennis Show, and has an upcoming TEDx talk in Toronto on the subject of resilience.
Tahani is hosting a women’s only conference in November on the subject of real estate. She shares on the show how 90% of her clients are men and why she’s giving some attention to the ladies.
We also talk about her son’s experience on Big Brother Canada, how she’s raising her kids to be leaders, and how she won’t spoil them with guaranteed inheritance. Funny enough, raising rich kids is a coming topic among my investor friends, so you don’t want to miss this.
Like Madonna, Tahani only goes by one name, so without further ado, I give you Tahani!!
To Reach Out to Tahani:
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Till next time, Just do it because I believe in you.
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