Community Outreach is such an important element of selling real estate. The human connection we make every day in helping people sell and buy homes carries over into helping others attain their dreams. Below are some of the many organizations Barbara supports with time and money.
http://www.soundforest.orgSoundForest is a Pro-Earth Eco-Charity whose purpose is to better our environment. It is our goal to partner with businesses allowing them to become more eco-friendly and assist them in making a positive difference in the world. We work to create and direct volunteer groups and spread the word about positive ways to treat the planet. Working with individuals, businesses, communities, schools, and municipalities we encourage a more sustainable lifestyle and operating procedures. We are improving natural and urban forests, improving water quality, filtering polutants from the air, and saving energy by planting trees and providing education about the environment. We support zero carbon methods of transportation and continually look for ways to increase awareness about the benefits of riding bikes. Live Sound, Live Healthy, Live Happy… Ride Bikes | Plant Trees.
http://www.oasiscenter.orgOasis Center is a nationally recognized organization on a mission to help young people move into a happy, healthy and productive adulthood. Oasis Center recognizes that the lives of our young people are complex, and that supporting their healthy transition to adulthood can’t happen through a singular support. That’s why we currently offer 22 programs ranging from Nashville’s only runaway teen shelter to Nashville’s only college counseling center for first generation college students. That’s why over a third of our young people are involved in more than one of our programs or services. And that’s why we’re making a real difference in the lives of Nashville’s youth.
Thistle Farms from the Community of Magdalene
http://www.thistlefarms.orgFounded in 1997 Magdalene is a residential program for women who have survived lives of prostitution, trafficking, addiction and life on the streets. Thistle Farms is the social enterprise that is run by the women of Magdalene. By hand, the women create natural bath and body products that are as good for the earth as they are for the body. Purchases of Thistle Farms products directly benefit the women by whom they were made. Thistle Farms employs over 40 Magdalene residents or graduates. Employees have the opportunity to put a percentage of their earnings in a matched savings account provided by Magdalene. Through Thistle Farms, the women of Magdalene gain much needed job skills, and learn responsibility and cooperation.
Land Trust for Tennessee
http://www.landtrusttn.orgThe Land Trust, a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization, works with partners at the federal, state and local level to assist landowners, citizen groups and other interested parties to preserve forever the scenic and natural values of land throughout the state. Lands protected include private land, public parks and open spaces. Our main tool for ensuring this preservation is called a conservation easement, and it is an alternative to just selling the land for development. Our is mission is preserve the unique character of Tennessee’s natural and historic landscapes and sites for future generations.
Tennessee Parks and Greenways Foundation
http://tenngreen.orgTennessee Parks and Greenways Foundation is a statewide 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded in 1998. Our mission is to protect Tennessee’s natural treasures. Our vision is to create a network of parks, greenways, and wildlife areas across Tennessee from the mighty Mississippi River to the Great Smoky Mountains and beyond.
Greenways of Nashville
http://www.greenwaysfornashville.orgGreenways are giving people a safe and lush place to exercise, relax, and connect, while protecting water and air quality, and preserving some green space. Greenways for Nashville is celebrating our 20th year and we now have over 50 miles of paved, and over 20 more in soft primitive trails.