Giving Back

Giving Back

For those of you who have followed me on Facebook you may remember how a year ago I was doing 50 new things for my 50th year on the planet.  That year was one of the most memorable years in life.  I got to do some silly things like swim in the sharks, ride an elephant and a camel.  It was my attempt to feed the poor that is one of my favorite memories.  I called around to some soup kitchens to volunteer and you had to come in with a group or start with some training first.  I just wanted to serve and got fed up with all the red tape so I decide to take matters into my own hands.

I went to the store and bought these really cute red bag and little reindeer napkins.  Then I went looking for some of my favorite foods that didn’t have to be heated etc.  I bought all of the food which unfortunately included nuts.  I forgot about peoples allergies and hopefully I didn’t hurt anyone in the process.

Once the bags were assembled about a week before Christmas I got in my car and drove to downtown Detroit.  I drove around for several hours looking for people to give my food to.  One guy looked at me strangely as I handed him some of the bags. A few days later I went back down to Detroit with my pretty red bags and looked for more homeless people.  Finally after several hours I still hadn’t given all of my pretty red bags away so I drove over to the soup kitchen where they happily accepted my donation.

I pray no one choked on the nuts!  Happy Holidays Everyone!

About the Author

Lynn Drake’s status is well known in the industry: She’s the commercial realtor focused on maintaining “true north” for her corporate clients. It’s a reputation built on 35 years of commercial real estate experience. Lynn became a commercial realtor in 2001 after 15 years in corporate real estate. Thus far in her career, Lynn has successfully completed over 1,500 real estate transactions ranging from small business tenant leases to the sale and purchase of industrial complexes.