Larry Johnston, Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN (Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC)

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Nina Hollander, Broker
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I have not. I contribute in other ways.

Nov 22, 2015 08:21 PM
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Larry,

When we lived in Napa, I was at the market getting a bunch of stuff for our Thanksgiving dinner.  Because, I had spent over $100. the market was giving away 25lb frozen turkeys.  Ron and I looked at each other and wondered what the heck we were going to do with it, since we had ordered a fresh organic bird.  As we were heading towards our car, I overhead a mother and daughter pooling their monies wondering if they could afford a turkey.  Ron and I walked over to them and handed them that 25lb bird... Their smiles said it all.  A

Nov 22, 2015 12:33 PM
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Michael Scruggs
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I haven't done so at this time, but doing a charitable act like the one posed in the question would be a great thing to do.  

Nov 22, 2015 11:50 AM
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Sybil Campbell
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No simply because I'm not that organized.  I do donate a lot of food to a local food pantry though.

Nov 22, 2015 11:36 AM
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Debbie Laity
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I haven't done exactly this, but I have made up care packages for people that I know need a little extra help. 

Nov 23, 2015 10:33 AM
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Wayne Martin
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As an office project one year, we created a box for a family of six that included Thanksgiving dinner and breakfast for the next day. We repeated it at Christmas. We took great joy in the kind act!

Nov 22, 2015 08:12 PM
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Good morning Larry. Yes of course we have and will continue doing it. We are giving out a dozen turkeys over the next couple of days as well.

Nov 22, 2015 04:41 PM
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We have worked on a christmas project for the last 10 years that does just that Larry Johnston  

Nov 22, 2015 02:36 PM
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Larry, I did it, and for few Thanksgiving with others we feed homeless people in a shelter.

Nov 22, 2015 12:47 PM
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Susan Emo
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No I haven't done that.  I prefer to provide to the Food Banks and allow many families to benefit from that.

Nov 22, 2015 11:48 AM
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Evelyn Johnston
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YES! It is so fulfilling to do that, whether they need the food or not.  It is really appreciated!

Nov 22, 2015 11:29 AM
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I work with several groups that do this type of thing.

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Larry - We delivered food to a homeless shelter that was donated through my wife's employer Intel. Many people were involved in donating the food, and we delivered it on Christmas Day. The food served I believe about 80-100 people, and we actually had an opportunity to speak with some of the homeless and listen to their stories. It was a great feeling, but very emotional!

Nov 23, 2015 02:04 PM
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Yes, every year we do this.

Nov 23, 2015 07:58 AM
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No I have not Larry.. but it is certainly a good thing to do.

Nov 23, 2015 06:53 AM
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No, I have not personally done that.  I have bought the box of food on behalf of a charity that provided it to a needy family.  I usually buy several of those each year.

Nov 23, 2015 04:13 AM
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Barbara Todaro
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no, but I certainly should....expecially baked goods...

Nov 23, 2015 03:17 AM
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Yes and it is one of those things you just don't forget. These types of things, when done and spent, are the true coins of this earthly realm

Nov 23, 2015 02:01 AM
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Not that specifically - but something similar

Nov 22, 2015 11:50 PM
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A few years ago we adopted a family for Christmas.  It was a friend of a friend that was going through some tough times.  We collected presents and gift cards at our office.  Two days before Christmas I hired a local Santa to deliver all of the gifts.  

The coolest thing is that the family had no idea it was happening, and they never knew who did it for them.  

Nov 22, 2015 11:24 PM
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Yes and before we leave we pray with them. 

Nov 22, 2015 11:02 PM
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I read your post, and should seek out a deserving family and do this too! 

Nov 22, 2015 10:38 PM
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I used to deliver them as part of the police department program in Norman Oklahoma when I owned retail stores. 

Nov 22, 2015 09:37 PM
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Yes I have.

However, I was never so callous as to deliver it personally. Always anonymous.

 

Nov 22, 2015 09:28 PM
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Richard Weeks
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No.  We make and deliver sandwiches several time a year for the homeless.  Between now and Christmas we will also deliver 50 pairs of gloves and new blankets.

Nov 22, 2015 09:14 PM
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Raymond E. Camp
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Mostly for older folks that they have a good meal those days.

Nov 22, 2015 09:03 PM
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No. I have never done this and have admiration for those who do.

Nov 22, 2015 08:44 PM
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Gita Bantwal
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I donate canned food during the holidays.

Nov 22, 2015 08:22 PM
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Fred Hafdelin
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We always give to our areas food banks . Never made up a box of food.

Nov 22, 2015 08:20 PM
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 Good Monday morning Larry. No,  I haven't. I typically give to the church.

Nov 22, 2015 05:10 PM
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At an open house a handicapped came to me he needed someone sell his condo as he has not paid mortgage for 3 years after he was hit in a car accident.  I sent an agent over with turkey, trimmings and a pumpkin pie. I gave him a coffee card also. He grabbed the food and slammed the door on her.  After Xmas I called him asking how things were. He said go away.  I never heard from him again. People are quite unpredicable. 

Nov 22, 2015 01:31 PM
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Larry Johnston I did not prepare it myself - though I had delived many such boxed meals to elder care one Thanksgiving - as a part of my office charity.

Nov 22, 2015 01:30 PM