#ThanksGivingBack Daily Digest

SPAAR - 11/01/2021

November is #ThanksGivingBack at SPAAR! 

SPAAR has designated the entire month of November as the month of #ThanksGivingBack!  This is the month that SPAAR will highlight Better Agents doing great things in building Better Communities.  SPAAR is Better Agents. Better Communities. View the map to see where SPAAR members are doing great things!

Throughout the month of November, SPAAR has designed an interactive calendar of social posts, blog articles, videos, challenges, and more for our members to get involved, to share stories, and to be recognized for the Good Neighbors REALTORS® are.

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Check back often for any updates to the calendar or details/explanations.


 

WEEK 1

Nov 1

  • Review the 30-day Better Communities Plan.  Download the calendar and read through the Daily Digest blog of explanations.
  • Share the #ThanksGivingBack Announcement social post on your favorite social media channel!  Feel free to share the post directly from SPAAR's social page or download the template and post directly on your page.

Nov 2

  • Submit photo & info of self/family member veteran for the Virtual Wall of Honor by November 9th.
  • Download your favorite social posts or templates to customize and use this month.

Nov 3

Nov 4

  • Donate to your local food shelf or drop off a donation at your nearest SPAAR Office. Check the list on our Give-Back-Drive blog post to see what items are needed most.

Nov 5

  • Complete the Better Communities Directory form.
  • Register today to join SPAAR members at this year’s Annual Dresser Build on the 19th!

Nov 6

  • Office Challenge: Fill a paper box full of items for one of SPAAR’s Give-Back collection drives!  Collections include food, toys, blankets, hand/feet warmers, and hats/mittens/coats.

 

WEEK 2

Nov 7

  • Open House Challenge: Collect donation items at your open house and be sure to talk about how you create Better Communities! SPAAR's Give-Back-Drive collections include food, toys, blankets, hand/feet warmers, and hats/mittens/coats.

Nov 8

  • Donate new or clean & gently used coats, mittens, & hats at your nearest SPAAR Office. This collection will benefit the International Institute of Minnesota.  Learn more on the Give-Back-Drive blog post.

Nov 9

  • SPAAR Hero celebrates five years of recognizing members and their good work in the community!

Nov 10

  • Go online or grab today’s copy of MyVillager to read about SPAAR’s news, member involvement, and community outreach.

Nov 11

  • Veterans Day
  • View the Virtual Wall of Honor
  • ReadHere’s How to Actually Thank Veterans for Their Service”

Nov 12

  • Donate a new toy to Toys for Joy at your nearest SPAAR Office. Learn more on the Give-Back-Drive blog post.
  • Watch the video to learn more about Toys for Joy.

Nov 13

  • REALTORS® are champions of their communities. Who do you know that stands out among the rest? Nominate a fellow SPAAR member for an award that should be recognized for their good work in the community.  Some award deadlines are fast approaching (due November 15th).  Find the applications and information about each award here.

 

WEEK 3

Nov 14

  • Drop off donations at SPAAR for one of the Give-Back Drive this week for a chance to win one of five ‘Thank You’ prizes, courtesy of SPAAR’s Affiliate Committee! SPAAR's Give-Back-Drive collections include food, toys, blankets, hand/feet warmers, and hats/mittens/coats.

Nov 15

  • Remember to share how you give back in your community! Use the #ThanksGivingBack so we can like it, too!

Nov 16

  • Donate hand and feet warmers to REALTORS® Charitable Foundation at your nearest SPAAR Office. Learn more on the Give-Back-Drive blog post.

Nov 17

Nov 18

  • Give to the Max Day-MN - Support local charitable organizations through monetary donations. Each year, thousands of donors from around the world support Minnesota organizations on GiveMN.org throughout the year and during Give to the Max, Minnesota's holiday for generosity.

Nov 19

Nov 20

  • Replay the ‘Bridging is Furnishing Homes with Hope’ Better & Better Podcast.

 

WEEK 4

Nov 21

  • Personal Challenge: Invite 2 people to join you in giving back in your community.  How do you Better your Community?  Do you volunteer?  Do you donate? Add yourself to SPAAR's Better Communities Map and tell us how you are involved in your community.

Nov 22

  • Donate new or clean & gently used blankets at your nearest SPAAR Office. This collection will benefit Bridging.  Learn more on the Give-Back-Drive blog post.

Nov 23

  • Post a photo or video of how you are creating Better Communities and be sure to use #ThanksGivingBack so we can share it too!

Nov 24

  • Check out this year’s Golden Rule Award recipients.
  • Go online or grab today’s copy of MyVillager to read about SPAAR’s news, member involvement, and community outreach.

Nov 25

  • Give Thanks (Happy Thanksgiving)

Nov 26

  • Share the REALTORS® are Good Neighbors story and tell your sphere why you give back!
  • Track your volunteer hours at nar.realtor/rgn! The National Association of REALTORS® in 2020 introduced a time tracking tool, a component of the REALTORS® Are Good Neighbors program that allows NAR to quantify the hours Realtors® donate from November 2020 to November 2021 in addition to highlighting Realtors®’ volunteer efforts. SPAAR previously reported on this information and is re-sharing as the tracking concludes on November 30, 2021. Learn more about the NAR volunteer tracking program here.

Nov 27

  • Where do SPAAR members help create Better Communities? Explore the Better Communities Directory to see where SPAAR members are building Better Communities.

 


The next week's digest information with updates will be published on Friday.

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