Donna Yates, Move 2 North Young Harris Student Making a Positive Difference in North Georgia

Young Harris Student Making a Positive Difference in North Georgia

With the TV news media outlets always focusing on the negative and reporting the trouble our younger set causes, I ran across this article in The North Georgia News and thought it was very refreshing and positive in contrast to what we normally hear. I know there must be hundreds of stories that do not get reported of young people doing great things so here's one that I would like to pass along:

Grandson for rent

A young man by the name of Jackson Heaton, a student at Young Harris College recognized a need in our community and has now started a business. He calls it "Grandson for Rent". Jackson runs errands, grocery or pharmacy shops, carries people to appointments, cleans yards, garages and sheds, washes windows and screens, changes heating/cooling filters, cleans ceiling fans, programs cell phones, video players and will hook up DSL.

Jackson says "If you can't do it - call me and see if I can". He also provides breaks to caregivers. He calls it "Senior Sitting" and will play cards, checkers, listen to stories of yesteryear with a homebound senior giving a caregiver a much deserved break. (Jackson, take it from me, listen to those stories of yesteryear with great interest and keep a journal - it might be the makings of a great book some day).

Jackson plans on a career in sports broadcasting but in the meantime and I believe he has a great future ahead given his entreprenual spirit and his desire to meet customers' needs. He is available for rent in the Union and Towns county area and can be reached at 706-897-4687.

Isn't this a refreshing story of a young adult who has his priorities in order?! Thank you Jackson for contributing a valuable and much needed service to so many in our mountain community. Hey, Jackson if you expand your services into Fannin County, let me know. Keep up the good work!

Please see the local paper, The North Georgia News dated June 18, 2008, page 14B for more information and a picture of Jackson Heaton.

Donna Yates, Georgia Realtor primarily serving the North Georgia Blue Ridge Mountains located in Blue Ridge, Georgia. Donna is dedicated to the real estate profession full-time. Email: Call 706-633-0644 cell. Visit Donna's website to view great mountain properties:


Donna Yates
Associate Broker, GRI
706-633-0644 Mobile
Serving North Georgia Mountains and Metro
Metro Brokers - Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate
706-515-7500 Office







Comment balloon 11 commentsDonna Yates • June 20 2008 05:15PM


What a great idea and a great story, thank you for sharing



Posted by Anne Hensel, Realtor - Broker - St. Pete Beach, Treasure Island (South Beaches Real Estate Professionals) almost 11 years ago

Donna Always good when something positive comes out of the community!

Good Job,

Tom Davis

World Class Delaware Realtor

Posted by Tom Davis, FREE Delaware Homes Search!, $$ Save $$ - Find Homes! Delaware Realtor (Harrington ERA,DE Homes For Sale, $$ Save $$ Buy Today !) almost 11 years ago

What a great business idea!

Posted by Margaret Woda, Maryland Real Estate & Military Relocation (Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc.) almost 11 years ago

Hi Donna, that will be one successful young man. What a great story, thanks for sharing.

Posted by Keith Perry, REALTOR - West Metro Atlanta (Coldwell Banker) almost 11 years ago

Donna, What a wonderful spirit this young man has and I'll bet he can help people a lot!  He sounds like fun AND a great help.

Posted by Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher (Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island) almost 11 years ago

I don't qualify for "senior status," but I sure could use a guy like Jackson! What a wonderful idea! I hope Jackson meets with great success.

Thanks for sharing!

Posted by Kim Southern- "Sold" with Southern Hospitality, Greetings from the North Georgia Mountains! (Century 21 In the Mountains) almost 11 years ago

Anne, Tom, Margaret, Keith & Robin, Carole, and Kim:

Don't you think with this sort of entreprenureal spirit, he would go far in real estate?!  It's nice to see a young man provide a great service for the community.  Thank you for your comments.

Posted by Donna Yates, Blue Ridge Mountains (BHGRE - Metro Brokers) over 10 years ago

Hi Donna,
I know you must be very proud of this exceptional young man.  He is the kind of employee any company would love to have.  I wish him much success.

Posted by Cynthia Tilghman, Realtor® Onslow County NC Home Specialist (Kingsbridge Realty, Inc) over 10 years ago

Cynthia:  I thought this story should be told since there is so much negativity when it comes to the younger generation.  It's inspiring to read about an enterprising young man giving back to his community.


Posted by Donna Yates, Blue Ridge Mountains (BHGRE - Metro Brokers) over 10 years ago

What a great idea... I love when the youth show such initiative- he's going to do great things.

Posted by Chuck Willman, Utah Homes (Utah Homes) over 10 years ago

Chuck;  That's why I felt compelled to write a short blog about this young man.  I think it's really great whenever we can tell good news about the younger set.

Posted by Donna Yates, Blue Ridge Mountains (BHGRE - Metro Brokers) over 10 years ago

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