Special Report: Good Deeds
Steven Ellis is a corporate finance lawyer with Proskauer and Rose. The job keeps him jumping. So when his wife, Robin's 40th birthday was coming around, he knew it would be a stretch to pull a party together.
Steven Ellis says, "A surprise party for her sounded like a great idea, but I didn't have the time, or the creativity to tell you the truth. "
So Steven called the pros at Good Deeds - who are much more than party planners.
Sarah Troiano, co-owner of Good Deeds, says, "What we do is provide life management services. we help busy people manage their lives."
Troiano and Beth Miller started the Newton company two years ago and they handle just about anything.
If a client is relocating, good deeds will hire movers, research schools at the new address, and even sell their client's car before the move.
Troiano says, "We'll manage everything for them from beginning to end on that relocation."
Need to update your wardrobe? Get ready for a good deeds make over.
Beth Miller says, "Iíll go into someone's closet, and completely assess their wardrobe// and actually come up with a wardrobe plan for them."
They'll even go shopping for the client.
Need to jet off to somewhere exotic? Just call Good Deeds.
Miller adds, "I've actually packed people. So we're taking travel planning to a whole new level."
Looking for the best value in a new car?
Need to find an architect who can design a wine cellar?
You might do it yourself, if you have the *time*.
Troiano says, "What people are buying is time, our time, and that's what we're saving them."
As for Robin's 40th, Steven Ellis says, "She loved it. And what's great about Good Deeds, is she wouldn't have loved it if I had done it myself. (laughs)"
Good Deeds does come with a price, starting at 85 dollars per hour. And they do have limits - they don't run errands or do windows.
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