Kerrie's Blog: Win a Ticket to RainCamp Online and Fight Hunger

Win a Ticket to RainCamp Online and Fight Hunger

ActiveRain has started a food drive here at Headquarters. Pretty soon the boxes will be overflowing with food for the needy.  Northwest Harvest is a local charity here in Seattle; just Google "food drive in (city)" to find one in yours.

RainCamp is Wednesday, December 14th and we want to give away some tickets.  If you start a Food Drive in your office or community please post a picture of your donation spot like in the picture below on our Facebook page.  5 lucky winners will be graced with a free seat at RainCamp Online!

Help fight hunger and learn how to make 2012 your best year yet!

Kerrie La Guardia
Community Manager


Comment balloon 40 commentsKerrie La Guardia • December 07 2011 07:09PM


That is a great way to give back to the community.

Posted by Kathy Sheehan, Senior Loan Officer (Bay Equity, LLC 770-634-4021) over 7 years ago

We've been collecting for Martha's Mission here in Carteret County for as long as I can remember.  This is a fabulous way to help out the folks in your community.... in every community!  Kudos to all you guys at Activerain, I'm so proud to be a part of this Fine Community!  I just wish I could make Raincamp on the 14th :0(

Next time for sure, and if anything changes, I'll be the first to beg for a seat!

Posted by Amy Hahn, Realtor/Broker - Crystal Coast, NC (Pine Knoll Shores Realty) over 7 years ago

We just did a food drive in our KWoffice and had enough food for 7 baskets!  We gave half at Thanksgiving and the other half are going to the families that we "adopted" for Christmas.  We obtained wish lists from the children in these families and bought them the gifts they wanted.  Will be delivered next week.  These are children of local servicemen/women.


Posted by Kathy Kenney, Realtor - Princeton & Central NJ Homes for Sale (Keller Williams, Princeton, NJ) over 7 years ago

Great idea.  Once again, to many commitments to attend.  Some day I hape to have more time.

Posted by William Feela, Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No. (WHISPERING PINES REALTY) over 7 years ago

We are giving to the Heart Assocation at our Christmas office open house - does that count?  :)   And we did a Turkey Food Drive at Thanksgiving. . . thanks for keeping us active in the community.

Posted by Joy Daniels (Joy Daniels Real Estate Group, Ltd.) over 7 years ago

Kerrie - This is a great idea and a wonderful way to give back this time of year especially in the current economic climate.

Posted by Christine Donovan, Broker/Attorney 714-319-9751 DRE01267479 - Costa M (Donovan Blatt Realty) over 7 years ago

Kerrie - How awesome!!!  We have decided that rather than sending Christmas cards to our family, friends and clients (think several HUNDRED cards) thereby supporting Hallmark and the failing USPS - we are going to make a donation to a local Charity and support a needy family instead.  So far, as we've told clients not to expect a card in the mail they have been totally supportive!


Posted by Bill & Cyndi Daves, TeamDAVES - Your REALTORS In the GA/NC Mountains! (Hiawassee, Young Harris, Blairsville, Hayesville, Murphy and Beyond!) over 7 years ago

What a great idea and especially when the food banks are so low. Tis the season to help one another.

Posted by Ellie McIntire, Luxury service in Howard County & Catonsville (Ellicott City Clarksville Howard County Maryland Real Estate) over 7 years ago

dang got this one too late... we just dontated $1700 to out county food bank.

Posted by Susan Goulding, Northern CA - Tracy & Mountain House Real Estate (Crown Key Realty, Tracy & Mountain House Real Estate) over 7 years ago

Dear Kerrie -

ATLANTA COMMUNITY FOOD BANK will be the recipient of the canned food collected at our Atlanta Meet-up before RainCamp. We are getting together Monday night December 12th - we'll have an ActiveRain donation for the ATLANTA FOOD BANK Christmas food distributions ready before RainCamp!

We're looking forward to the ATLANTA METRO ActiveRain Meet-Up on December 12th from 4 to 7 pm at Gordon Biersch/Buckhead in Atlanta, GA and excited about the the Raincamp on Wednesday, December 14th!

Have a happy day -

Posted by Lynn B. Friedman, Concierge Service for Our Atlanta Sellers & Buyers (Atlanta Homes ODAT Realty Call/Text 404-939-2727 Buckhead - Midtown - Westside -- and more ...) over 7 years ago

Our office in Castro Valley has several Food Bank barrels full of canned goods waiting for pickup. I don’t have a photo but that will not diminish the tastiness of the donated food for the recipients. I won’t win a ticket to Raincamp but I will feel good for my part in filling the barrels.

Posted by John Juarez, ePRO, SRES, GRI, PMN (The Medford Real Estate Team) over 7 years ago

Hi Carrie,

What a wonderful way to not only do good -

But to inspire others to do good as well.



Posted by Phil Leng, Phil Leng - Retired (Retired) over 7 years ago

Kerrie, a great way to support the local community. Today I'm going to a meeting where everyone will bring a toy to support Toys-For-Tots.

Posted by Michael Setunsky, Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA over 7 years ago

Hi Kerrie,

A very worthwhile cause and you have helped to inspire many of us to do something extra for our community.

No ticket needed.

Posted by Jeffrey Richman, Lease/Purchase Specialist & Unclaimed Money Player (Immediate Home Solutions) over 7 years ago

Great cause Kerrie. Hope you guys collect tons of food for your cause.

Posted by Mike Yeo (3:16 team REALTY) over 7 years ago


Merry Christmas. I will see what I can do.

Posted by Mark Artesani, Huntington & Newport Beach, Fountain Valley Homes (Keller Williams Realty) over 7 years ago

Kerrie - what a super idea.  Our office sponsored a food drive in conjuction with a Coldwell Bankerr Open House Extravaganza one Sunday in October and then again in November.  We collected donations from those attending the open house plus our own for the local People to People organization that distrubutes food and gifts to those in need.  Its a great way to pay it forward!

Posted by Lora "Leah" Stern 914-772-4528, Real Estate Salesperson (Coldwell Banker, 170 N Main Street, New City NY 10956) over 7 years ago

Hi Kerrie

Great Idea!    Our little company paid for 50 boxes of goodies to be shipped to soldiers serving abroad. The year before, we proveded meals for homeless Veterans. It is a wonderful way of giving back! I love this idea!

Posted by Allison Stewart, St. Cloud Fl Realtor, Osceola County Real Estate 407-616-9904 (St.Cloud Homes ) over 7 years ago

Hi Kerrie, great idea. Our office is doing Toys for Tots this season, another worthwhile program.          

Posted by Sandy Acevedo, RE/MAX Masters, Inland Empire Homes for Sale (951-290-8588) over 7 years ago

I just knew many of you giving souls were already doing this!!  Awesome!  If anyone is doing coats or toys please feel free to enter as well!

Erica - Yes, please just post a pic of your food drive spot; box, corner or wagon!  :)

Posted by Kerrie La Guardia, Let it Rain! (ActiveRain, Community Manager) over 7 years ago

Hi Kerrie. We already do something similar for a homeless project in the Clearwater area. It is year round. Not just for Christmas. I already signed up for the Rain Camp though... this is a great idea. It encourages people to care....

Posted by Lana Robbins Realtor ® Licensed Real Estate Broker, Florida and Washington Real Estate (Aloha Kai Real Estate) over 7 years ago

Hey Kerrie. Out here in Philly, Pa. a local radio station WMMR does "Campout for Hunger" that has amazing results and community support.

I was stationed out in Seattle awhile back and miss Mt. Rainier and hope someday to make a rain camp. Great site and glad ya'll are socially cognoscente at the same time. - Patrick Cashman 


Posted by Patrick Cashman, NMLS#215938 (AmeriCorp Mortgage ) over 7 years ago

Hi, Kerry.  So sorry that I am unable to attend the online raincamp.  Hopefully, I can participate in the next one.  We are doing some local food drives here, too.  It is so necessary, isn't it?

Posted by Christine Hooks, Celebrating 25 Years in Real Estate! (Pino Agency) over 7 years ago

This is a very good cause. Looking forward to Raincampe and to learn more.

Posted by Harry F. D'Elia, Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR (RentVest) over 7 years ago

This is a fun idea. I work mostly from home, so I dont have a location to collect. However, I should have started one somewhere local. Next time for sure.

Posted by John Cannata, Texas Home Mortgage - Purchase or Refinance (214-728-0449 over 7 years ago

The holidays are all about giving and spreading good vibes. WE do the same things down here in Huntington Beach, Ca.

Posted by Bob Davis (Right Move Real Estate) over 7 years ago

Salisbury Homes along with Prado & Kramer will be filling 4 cottages with toys and clothes for families this Christmas!

Thanks for the idea Kerrie!


Salisbury Homes along with Prado & Kramer will be filling 4 playhouse cottages with toys and clothes for families this Christmas!


This cottage is located on Tabernacle street in downtown St. George, Utah.

Posted by Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!, So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR (Prado Real Estate South) over 7 years ago

Organizing a food drive for "Metropolitan Ministries" here in Tampa, pic's to follow!

Posted by Steven Pahl, Real Estate Consultant Tampa, FL 813-319-6423 (Keller Williams Tampa Properties) over 7 years ago

Kerrie ~ another inspiring idea! More families than ever are in need these days.

Posted by Diane M. Phillips Realtor 443-286-4365, Specializing in Carroll Co., MD (Frankly Real Estate Inc.) over 7 years ago

THat's a great thing you're doing! Good luck with your campaign!

Posted by Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089, Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info (Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers) over 7 years ago

Good luck!  Soundss like an awesome thing to do!    We'll be doing it soon...

Posted by Dagny Eason, Fairfield County CT, CDPE Homes For Sale and Condo (Dagny's Real Estate) over 7 years ago

It's so great seeing so many people giving back this holiday season, especially when there are so many families in need! Keep the spirit going!

Posted by Sylvie Stuart, Home Buying, Home Selling and Investment - Flagsta (Realty One Group Mountain Desert 928-600-2765) over 7 years ago

What a wonderful idea!  We work with a few local organizations who provide food to families in need.  We don't have a specific collection site, but cheers and applause to those who do!

Posted by Women of Westchester Working Together, Women helping Women get ahead (Women of Westchester Working Together) over 7 years ago

What a cool idea!!  Hopefully you get a ton of entiries :)!

Posted by Brenda Mullen, Your San Antonio TX Real Estate Agent!! (RE/MAX Access) over 7 years ago


My office is one of the local donation points for our local Food Bank.  At my open houses during December I have a basket for people to drop their nonperishable food donations.  Unfortunately, I won't be attending Rain Camp, I have a prior commitment, but I will post on facebook anyway.

Posted by Evelyn Kennedy, Alameda, Real Estate, Alameda, CA (Alain Pinel Realtors) over 7 years ago


I only have a home office and that's not effective for food drop offs. I did post some local food banks that we utilize.

Food Banks near Placerville, Ca


Posted by Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366, General Contractor, Dry Rot and Water Damage (Dry Rot and Water Damage Mobile - 916-765-5366) over 7 years ago

Kerrie - Good luck with this! It is fantastic!!!

I have 'adopted' kids through the Salvation Army's Adopt An Angel can do it online, choose the age and gender of the child and then purchase clothing and toys, send it to the Salvation Army location where that child actually lives with the identification number for that child and the local branch will deliver the gifts.

In addition to that, JCPenney is not charging shipping charges on these packages and they have some fantastic coat sales right now that guarantee the kids will be warm during the winter months!

This is indeed what the Holiday Spirit is all about! Good luck with your food drive!

Posted by Barbara-Jo Roberts Berberi, MA, PSA, TRC - Greater Clearwater Florida Residential Real Estate Professional, Palm Harbor, Dunedin, Clearwater, Safety Harbor (Charles Rutenberg Realty) over 7 years ago

How cool, our office did it's food drive just before Thanksgiving, and it was greatly appreciated by the local food bank.

Posted by Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally (RE/MAX Professionals, CT 203-206-0754 ) over 7 years ago

This is a great idea and I'd love to win a ticket to RainCamp but we did our food drive before Thanksgiving. Guess I'll be paying for RainCamp... Oh well, next time.

Posted by Nancy Laswick, Your REALTOR® For The Valley Of The Sun (United Real Estate) over 7 years ago

Great idea, Kerrie!  We didn't do a food drive at the office this year, but definitely plan to next year.  

Posted by Kerry Lucasse, Your Nest Atlanta Real Estate Consultant (eXp Realty - Nest Atlanta Team) over 7 years ago