Random Acts Of Kindness For 2017

Mortgage and Lending with George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages NMLS #65149

Belinda Spillman is hosting an ActiveRain Challenges this month titled "Forth Annual Pay It Forward ActiveRain Challenge For November 2017".  For this challenge Belinda is simply asks us ""to get involved and help others in a "Pay it Forward" kind of mindset""

This time of the year is an easy time to be kind to others especially with Thanksgiving this month and the spirit of Christmas in the air.  I have had a number of things I always do at this time of the year, along with others which are done randomly when opportunities present themselves.  Below are some of the Random Acts Of Kindness For 2017 which I be doing between now and the end of the year.

I always donate toys to the toy drive the Middlesex Chamber Real Estate Council does every year.  The Real Estate Council collects toys for needy children at the Middlesex Chamber Real Estate Council Holiday Luncheon which the Lender I work for sponsors and is held in early December.  I will also contribute toys for two toy drives a couple of Real Estate Offices I partner with do during this time of the year.

My wife and also donate to a couple of programs our church does during this time of year.  Our church is providing 100 baskets with all the fixings for a Thanksgiving Dinner to needy families in the area.  Besides contributing funds to purchase items for the Thanksgiving Baskets, we will also be helping to put the baskets together.  The Church my wife and go to started a program called "Fresh Start" two years ago.  The Fresh Start program does exactly what the name implies.  The program helps family who have lost their home to fire or other major catastrophe by helping them get a "fresh start" with furniture, appliances, cloths, food, and other needed items.  My wife and I have donated items and funds to the Fresh Start program throughout the year to assist these families.  But everyone at Church wants to go one step further at Christmas and adopt a family through the "Fresh Start", and fulfill their Christmas wishes.  

The other acts of kindness will be done at random, and as needed.  For example the last few years a couple of my neighbors have needed help clearing their driveways and sidewalks of snow.  One of them is elderly and the other lost her husband and does not have family near by.   So when we have a significant snow storm I take my snowblower and clear out their driveways.

I could go on about other Random Acts Of Kindness For 2017 which both my wife and I will do through out the month, but these are already more than I like to talk about, because these acts are things we do privately.  I hope each and everyone takes not only this time of the year, but every opportunity throughout the year to do something kind for someone else when there is an opportunity to do so.




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George Souto NMLS# 65149 is a Loan Originator who can assist you with all your #FHA, #CHFA, and #Conventional #mortgage needs in Connecticut. George resides in Middlesex County which includes #Middletown, #Old Saybrook, #Middlefield, #Durham, #Cromwell, #Portland, #Higganum, #Haddam, #East Haddam, #Moodus, #Chester, #Deep River, and #Essex. George can be contacted at (860) 573-1308 or souto@snet.net


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Hannah Williams
Re/Max Eastern inc. - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-953-8818

George Souto  This does not surprise me about you . I love that you help our neighbor with your snow blower that is very very kind . I remember when I lived in my house and my one neighbor stopped at my house but my other neighbor would snow blow my place it was so thoughtful .It was something I slways appreciated

Nov 18, 2017 05:24 PM #1
Michelle Carr-Crowe-Top 1% Diamond Certified Real Estate Team Sells Cupertino San Jose Homes-Just Call 408-252-8900
Get Results Team...Just Call (408) 252-8900! - San Jose, CA
Family Helping Families Buy & Sell Homes 40+ Years

George-- these are all such wonderful things to be part of and help meet a common goal of helping those in need. Many people I am sure are thankful for you and all the effort you put in.

Nov 18, 2017 05:53 PM #2
Lottie Kendall
Today | Sotheby's International Realty - San Carlos, CA
Serving San Mateo County and San Francisco

Nice, George. You and your wife definitely make lives of others a bit brighter and a bit happier. 

Nov 18, 2017 08:17 PM #3
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

George, you are such a good man, no wonder I like you and we are friends, it is great to be in a position to give... my father thought me the rewards are so much better when we give, we all feel wonderful, those who receive and us who give it...Endre

Nov 18, 2017 10:38 PM #4
Sally K. & David L. Hanson
Keller Williams 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce - Short Sale

I will echo Endre Barath, Jr. the rewards for the Giver far exceed the gift....and how well you know just that.

Nov 19, 2017 03:25 AM #5
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

You're a kind and thoughtful man, George.  I also agree with comment number five left by Sally K. & David L. Hanson . . .The rewards for the Giver far exceed the gift.

Nov 19, 2017 05:32 AM #6
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Good for you, George.  You are a wonderful and giving member of your community.

Nov 19, 2017 05:35 AM #7
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning George. I really like the Fresh Start program you described. Random kindness is so important too.

Nov 19, 2017 05:42 AM #8
Nina Hollander
RE/MAX Executive | Charlotte, NC - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Good morning, George... if I know anything about you without having actually met you is that you have a big and kind heart... and it shows in your random acts of kindness.

Nov 19, 2017 06:17 AM #9
Beth Atalay
Cam Realty and Property Management - Clermont, FL
Cam Realty of Clermont FL

Hi George Souto, I'm not surprised at all, your kind heart shines through your posts. Being able to give to those in need is a blessing, the more we give, the more we will receive to give.  

Nov 19, 2017 03:00 PM #10
JoAnn Moore
The Mortgage Market of Delaware - Georgetown, DE
Home Loans in Delaware

George,  It is clearly in your nature to be helpful and caring for others wthout giving it a second thought. You're a good guy.

Nov 19, 2017 03:29 PM #11
Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES
Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch! - Spring Hill, FL
Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living

George, it's always the unexpected things that catch people by surprise and that will be even more appreciated because of it! 

Nov 19, 2017 04:39 PM #12
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

I applaud you for your efforts in helping out those that are in need, you do some wonderful things that bring smiles to peoples faces!

Nov 20, 2017 05:33 AM #13
Belinda Spillman
Aspen Lane Real Estate Colorful Colorado - Aurora, CO
Colorado Living!

You are a kind soul.  I know your neighbor must really appreicate your help with the snow removal.  And I am sure your kindness will bring smiles to some lucky young ones faces.

Nov 20, 2017 09:53 AM #14
Dick Greenberg
New Paradigm Partners LLC - Fort Collins, CO
Northern Colorado Residential Real Estate

Hi George - Very inspirational post - your efforts to help others is certainly going to make a big difference.

Nov 20, 2017 10:34 AM #15
Michael Jacobs
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena Area Real Estate 818.516.4393

Hi George -- your random acts of kindness seem quite purposeful.  And very generous too.  Nice job.

Nov 20, 2017 01:52 PM #16
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.AtHomesCharlotte.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

Hi George! I love that you're so involved in a variety of 'giving' - it truly shows the size of your heart!  I love that you're thinking of taking the church program to another level and adopt a family. I've done that for several years and I have to say, that is one of THE most rewarding things we do all year.

It's SO much better than any Christmas gift we receive...without a doubt! 

Nov 21, 2017 03:05 PM #17
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi George- as you can see, no one is surprised by your kindness and generosity. You set a good example for all of us for what can be done to help others. 

Nov 21, 2017 04:16 PM #18
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