By Janet Goetze
For the Hollywood Star News
Real estate brokers from Windermere Stellar donated more than $127,000 in the first six months of 2016 to 13 local non-profit organizations serving low-income children and families. Several of the groups have Northeast Portland links.
The company’s Northeast office provided funds to send two girls to Girls, Inc., which inspires low-income girls ages 6 to 18 to be strong, smart and self-confident. The Northeast office also provided tuition assistance to seven students from ethnically diverse families to participate in the music education and performance opportunities of the Metropolitan Youth Symphony. The Northeast office provided funds for foster children and at-risk youth to attend Color Outside the Lines, which provides opportunities for self-expression and creativity.
St. Andrew’s Nativity School, 4925 N.E. Ninth Ave., Oregon’s only tuition-free, private middle school for low-income students, received funds from Windermere’s Northwest Portland office to expand its arts enrichment program. Project Lemonade in Lloyd Center, which gives foster youth an opportunity to shop for clothing, gained support from Windermere’s Portland Heights office.
Windermere associates donate a portion of every commission to the Windermere Foundation, which provides funds to aid low-income families. In addition, the associates participate in annual community service projects.