One Georgia family knows what it means to truly pay it forward during the holiday season.
by Kate Hartley
“If you’re looking for ways to make the holidays magical, bless it forward,” says Melissa Krudwig, a veteran and Realtor with Think Melissa Team Atlanta Communities who runs an annual toy drive for children of military families in Georgia. Both Melissa and her husband, John, are veterans, so this cause is personal.
“There was a season after our time in the service when John was laid off, and I was establishing my Think Melissa Team real estate business during the market’s downswing,” says Melissa. “Things were very tight, but we made a decision to keep finding ways to help others. Sometimes when you give out of a place of not having much, it means even more, like the widow’s mite in Scripture.”
Melissa also encourages finding non-financial ways to give back. “Give with your time,” she suggests. “We do an annual care package drive for deployed service members, and many families volunteer to write thank-you notes and mail the packages overseas with postage we provide,” she says. “Even if it’s just a smile in the checkout line, start giving this season, and the magic will find you.”
A Sparkling Season to Sell
The holidays are a magical time to sell homes, says Melissa Krudwig: “Decorated homes show beautifully during this season. When a potential buyer enters a home awash with twinkle light, it’s enchanting.” For a free consultation on holiday home staging, call 404-793-BEAR (2327).
SOURCE | Info on the Holiday Military Toy Drive, call Melissa Krudwig and the Think Melissa Team – Atlanta Communities Real Estate at 404-793-BEAR (2327). firstname.lastname@example.org. 3405 Dallas Hwy., Ste. 720, Marietta. facebook.com/thinkmelissa, thinkmelissa.com