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Making A Difference Award Recipient For March/April: Amber Fowler

filed under: Annual McCabe Real Estate Group Benefit Egg Hunt, Making A Difference Award, Making the Papers, Real People Real Stories, Real Stories posted on February 23rd, 2010

I have several friends with the name Amber. A childhood friend, local realtor, colleague. All are great women who share the same name.

Even though our blog focuses upon the events, homes, and people “in and around Sherwood, Oregon,” location really didn’t matter in choosing this month’s Making A Difference recipient. The McCabe Real Estate Group would like to recognize Amber Fowler for her passion to help other women through her new role as the Founder to Dress for Success Spokane!

In the very near future, Amber will be opening the doors to Spokane, Washington’s very own Dress for Success, an international organization that promotes the economic independence of disadvantaged women by providing professional attire, a network of support and the career development tools to help women thrive in work and in life.

As the Founder of the Spokane affiliate, Amber and Dress for Success will be helping the women of the Inland Northwest “clothes” the deal by providing them with clean, currently in style professional business clothing to help them make the right first impression on their next job interview.

Recently, Amber authored the article Helping Women “Clothes” the Deal, currently featured online in More Magazine’s Reinvent Yourself contest. As of today, her article is ranked 35 out of over 386 submissions. The magazine is holding a contest with the Top Ten vote-getters (as of Friday, February 26th) having their stories reviewed by More Magazine editors who will then choose one winner that will receive a trip for two to New York City to attend More Magazine’s NYC “Reinvention Convention” this October. Read her article here and please take a moment to cast your vote!

If you are not familiar with Dress for Success, it began in 1997 and has grown to over 105 affiliates worldwide. You can learn more by visiting their website:

Amber, a native Oregonian, relocated to Spokane this past year. While in Spokane, she saw a need for the services provided by Dress for Success. Following an intense application and business plan process that began more than 9 months ago, on January 6th, Amber was notified by the Worldwide office that Spokane would become home to a new affiliate. As part of the start-up phase, Amber is waiting for the IRS to send her the official Letter of Determination confirming the 501 (C) 3 status of the Spokane affiliate. Very soon, Dress for Success Spokane a volunteer driven organization will open its doors and begin accepting women’s business clothing.

Because of Amber’s hard work, The McCabe Real Estate Group has donated $100 to Dress for Success Spokane. I am personally honored to have also been asked to serve on the Board of Directors for the Spokane affiliate.

Women supporting women, regardless if they are in Spokane, Washington or Sherwood, Oregon, it’s about Making a Difference. Congratulations Amber!

*** Stay tuned for our spring blog post on our Dress for Success Spokane “Let’s Fill Her Store” business attire event. ***

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Meet June’s Making A Difference Recipient

filed under: Community Events, Making A Difference Award, Relay for Life Beaverton posted on June 6th, 2009

This month’s McCabe Real Estate Group’s “Making A Difference” award goes to Charlotte (since she is only 3 years old, for privacy purposes we will only use her cute 1st nickname.)

Though Charlotte is only 3, she is already making a difference by raising money for the American Cancer Society through their Relay For Life event.

The Relay for Life is the American Cancer Society’s signature fundraising event and has raised an estimated $420 million nationwide since 1985. It is a fun-filled overnight event designed to celebrate cancer survivors, raise awareness of cancer issues, provide cancer education, and raise money for the American Cancer Society. During the event, team members take turns walking, or running around the track for 24 hours, because cancer never sleeps.

For the past two years, Charlotte has been “co-captain” on her team. She has also raised over $1,000 and is a member of the Relay For Life’s $1,000 club. This year Charlotte has already raised over $1,000 for her team that is participating in the Relay For Life of Beaverton.

For her 3rd birthday, instead of presents, she asked for donations to be made to the American Cancer Society.

As this month’s recipient of the McCabe Real Estate’s Group’s “Making a Difference Award” winner, Charlotte receives a $25.00 gift card. I bet you know where we donated the $25.00?!

If you would like to donate to Charlotte’s Relay For Life team, please click here. Thank you Charlotte for “Making a Difference” in your community.

If you know of anyone making a different in your community in or around Sherwood Oregon (Beaverton, Aloha, Tualatin, Newberg, Hillsboro, Wilsonville, Forest Grove, Cornelius, Lake Oswego and West Linn Oregon or the Portland Oregon Metro area, please let us know. If they are selected, we will feature them on our blog and they will also receive a $25 gift card or donation to the charity of their choice.

The McCabe Real Estate Group is very involved in their community as well as surrounding communities in and Sherwood, Oregon. Watch our video brochure and get to know us a little better.

For all your real estate needs in and around Sherwood, Oregon, please contact the McCabe Real Estate Group at 503.880.9865 or by email at

Remember, “When you use The McCabe Real Estate Group, you strengthen your community”

Contact Todd and Leslie McCabe
McCabe Real Estate Group

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Real People Making A Difference

filed under: Making A Difference Award, Real People Real Stories, Real Stories, Relay for Life Sherwood posted on April 26th, 2009

Even though we are a real estate business and our blog is about real estate and community events in and around Sherwood Oregon, we feel it’s important to recognize people “making a difference” in their community or in someone’s life. Volunteering and giving back is a huge part of The McCabe Real Estate Group’s business philosophy so we decided to start a “Making a Difference Award” recognizing an individual, group, or even business who goes above and beyond to help out their community or a family/person in need.

Meet the Jackson Family.

They are past clients of ours and also participants in the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life Event of Sherwood, Oregon, an event we are very passionate about and are local volunteers and sponsors of (they are also past sponsors of Sherwood’s event). They are also business owners like we are. Their business, located in Sherwood Oregon is called NW Boat Tops. They specialize in making custom canvas tops and covers for boats.

On Monday, April 27th, Michele will be donating one of her kidney’s to her very sick brother. He will die if he doesn’t get a kidney transplant and Michele immediately stepped forward to be the candidate to help her brother have the chance of life.

Michele, you are an amazing lady and we are proud to give you our 1st, “Making a Difference” Award. With this comes a $25 gift card to a store of your choice as our way to say “thank you” for being a positive role model to others.

So from the McCabe Real Estate Group, we want to applaud Michele Jackson for “Making A Difference” and being a hero to many.

We wish you and your brother successful surgeries and healthy and speedy recoveries.

If you know of a company, group or person, making a difference in their community in and around Sherwood Oregon, (Beaverton, Newberg, Tualatin, Sherwood, Aloha, Tigard, Wilsonville,) please tell us their story. Contact us at 503.880.9866 or email us We may select their story in our blog and recognize them as one of our “Making A Difference” award winners.


“When You Use the McCabe Real Estate Group, You Strengthen YOUR Community”

Contact Todd and Leslie McCabe
McCabe Real Estate Group

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