Giving Back To Our Communities

What is #ThanksGivingBack

Each November is #ThanksGivingBack month at SPAAR. Created for Realtors® and real estate professionals to give back to the community during the season of thankfulness by supporting food shelves in SPAAR’s jurisdiction. Each year, SPAAR identifies an item that local food shelves are in need of and SPAAR members come together to donate the item.

2023 Impact

SPAAR’s 2023 #thanksgivingback “Raise the Bar” collection drive resulted in approximately 5,500 full-size soap bars donated to local food shelves through SPAAR’s jurisdiction.

In 2022, SPAAR donated toilet paper to the food shelves. In learning another donation was taking place in 2023, SPAAR received many messages, such as this one from Keystone Community Services: “We are so grateful for SPAAR’s generosity and I’m excited you’re reaching out again this year. This year’s initiative sounds incredible and is something that I know will be really appreciated by the community. Fantastic!”

Thank you to all who participated and donated to help “Raise the Bar”!

Better Communities Directory

A visual map of where SPAAR, SPAAR members, offices, and partnering community organizations are creating better communities. Don’t see the organization you work with? Fill out a request form to get it added!

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Blogs and Resources

SPAAR has made it easy to celebrate #thanksgivingback on your social media with these Canva templates. Canva is a free online program that allows you to easily create social media post from templates or design your own from scratch. Read More>
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November is #ThanksGivingBack month at SPAAR, and we want to highlight and say thank you to all the REALTORS® who make their communities a better place. Read More>

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