We R® Good Neighbors

Posted by: Leah Kohlman on Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Before becoming a Real Estate Agent with KW Integrity, Jill Stueve owned her own sewing business so when she heard that there was a need for cloth face masks due to the Covid-19 Pandemic she knew she needed to put her sewing skills to good use and that is exactly what she did, and then some!

"If you know Jill, you already know of her undying enthusiasm. If you don't know Jill, you will soon learn she simply wants everyone to succeed. She admits she has a hard time saying no when there is a need in her community. Being an accomplished seamstress, Jill saw an opportunity to put her sewing skills to work during the Covid-19 Pandemic. And she did so in a big way by personally sewing 400 masks and donating all proceeds to Just Food. This resulted in a $5,000 donation to Just Food." says Carl Cline, Broker; KW Integrity.

When asked why she decided to donate to Just Food Jill says, "Since the start of the pandemic, I knew the way Just Food ran their business had changed and they also started feeding ANYONE who needs food. So their efforts ramped way up, which meant processing more food in and out the door needed more help. I have been volunteering 1-2 times a week and making cookies once a week, to keep the staff happy. Honestly, Just Food has been my medicine during this crazy time. The people that work and volunteer there have become friends, and have kept me social, which as an extrovert, I really need. Plus, the real estate world can be stressful, so I really appreciate going to Just Food and doing fairly mindless work, like bagging rice and listening to my book or music."

Elizabeth Keever; Executive Director of Just Food says, "During the Covid-19 pandemic, Jill has gone above and beyond for Just Food and people in need of food assistance. She has spent hours sewing masks as a fundraiser, weekly volunteer shifts to pack grocery boxes, and even baking homemade cookies weekly to keep staff and volunteer morale up. She truly has applied all her talents to help families in need right now and we could not be more grateful!"

"I truly believe in community and pitching in. We all have to do our part to make this world a better place, and I get more out of it than I put in. Helping is the best feeling in the world." - Jill Stueve

Thank you to all of our Members (Agents, Brokers, Office Staff & Affiliates) who have continued to contribute to our community. Please share your stories and photos or the stories of another member with us so that we can feature all of our "Good Neighbor" Members in our new Blog We R® Good Neighbors. Submissions can be sent to leah@lawrencerealtor.com.

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