After days of splurging through good food, drink, and shopping, we encourage you to splurge a little more (in the spirit of giving, of course!). In the spirit of giving, we want to share two things with you:
1. An organization that we are passionate about supporting.
2. A preview of a real estate scholarship for military spouses that we will be offering in the late spring!
The MilSpo Project is a military spouse-founded and run non-profit dedicated to helping military spouses “find meaning in their lives, and satisfaction through their businesses.” This organization recognizes that 85% of military spouses are either unemployed or underemployed, and military spouses tend to earn far less than civilian spouses do on average.
Moving every two to three years makes it challenging for military spouses to maintain a career, and the average military spouse loses between six and nine months of income with each military relocation. That combination of statistics can add up to both an less-than-fulfilling professional life and a huge loss of potential earned income over a lifetime.
As a team of military families at the Lindsey Litton Realty Group, we support our fellow military spouses. As two of the MilSpo Project Chapter Leaders for the San Antonio Chapter of the MilSpo Project, both Lindsey Litton and Karina Gafford are passionate about supporting their fellow military spouses to help them find fulfillment in their professional lives.
Through the MilSpo Project, Litton and Gafford co-lead a monthly meetup of military spouse entrepreneurs and aspiring entrepreneurs in San Antonio with a goal of helping each other grow professionally. Their support of their fellow military community is not limited to this monthly venture, though. The mission of the Lindsey Litton Realty Group is to help military families successfully relocate throughout the US, and the team work primarily with military families.
Donate to the MilSpo Project through their Donate page.
As part of our #GivingTuesday, we will be raising funds for a scholarship to pay for a military spouse to join the real estate profession! Keep an eye out for details, and we’ll announce the deserving winner in May as part of our Military Spouse Appreciation event. Yay!
It’s so much more rewarding to give than to receive, and we’re excited to give back to our fellow military spouses, and we hope that you’ll join us in supporting military spouses throughout San Antonio and the greater USA.
Supporting those who support the one’s who keep us safe,
The Lindsey Litton Realty Group
If you’re interested in either joining us in our MilSpo Project Chapter in San Antonio or connecting with other military spouses in the real estate profession, send us a note below!