By Chris Cobb | Associate
Welcome back to the Big3 with CC, your weekly real estate investment source. As they say, it’s the most wonderful time of the year. When I moved to Pensacola, my goal was to make Pensacola even better. One of the best ways to do that is investing your time and resources to local non-profits. Putting a tenant in a brand-new office is very important for the development of their business but creating opportunities and providing care for those in need helps the community leap forward.
Consider investing in a non-profit. There are a lot of amazing non-profits here locally in Pensacola and throughout the Gulf Coast. Here are three organizations in particular that I have experience investing in that I wanted to share with you this season of giving:
Chain Reaction (Pensacola)
In chemistry, a chain reaction is defined as follows: a sequence of reactions where a reactive product or by-product causes additional reactions to take place. Kristin Fairchild, the founder and executive director of Chain Reaction, is responsible for hundreds of reactions per day that help teens reach their potential through service learning. What is service learning? The short answer, it’s not quite volunteerism, it’s much more than that. Kristin and her staff empower young teens to develop their skills as young men and women preparing for their adulthood and independence. I am proud to be a finance committee member of her team. Check it out at mychainreaction.org.
An organization which provides bicycles and helmets for every child. This resonates with me because it provides a positive outlet for children that may otherwise develop bad habits at an early age. I know if I didn’t have a bicycle growing up, I may have spent my time on potentially destructive endeavors. It also encourages physical fitness and well-being. Escambia County is second to last in health and wellness in the state of Florida. onbikes is putting a serious dent in that statistic. Check them out on Facebook.
Real Men Wear Pink
Breast Cancer is an issue that has touched everyone in some form or fashion. It has touched my family several times and as the unfortunate statistics tell us, it will likely touch us again in the future. The American Cancer Society does a great job of making events easy to attend and gather information about. And it does not necessarily have to be in October. There are ways you can contribute year-round. Check out the American Cancer Society’s website for more.
When it concerns real estate, invest yourself.