On June 9, Windermere Real Estate brokers and staff devoted their workday to the company’s annual Community Service Day and volunteered to make positive changes in the neighborhoods they serve. Established 33 years ago, Windermere’s service day has been recognized nationally as a model program.
“I’ve been at Windermere for 19 years now and have participated in the community service day for almost all of them,” said Northeast Office broker Cynthia Chase. “It’s a great way to spend some quality time with my Windermere colleagues and get some important work done for our community too.”
Chase and her team from Windermere’s Lloyd Tower office met at the Children’s Book Bank in the Eliot neighborhood to clean and prepare used books as gifts for low-income children through the Head Start program.
Marcus Coleman and his team at the Windermere Hollywood office donated money and pet supplies to the Oregon Humane Society headquarters in the Sunderland neighborhood.
The Windermere Northwest and Pearl District offices purchased, assembled and delivered school supplies for children at Rigler Elementary School in the Cully neighborhood.
“We’d heard about the situation at the Normandy Apartments and wanted to do whatever we could to help those families who might be at risk,” said Northwest Office broker Leslie Hammond. “I reached out to the school and they suggested we put together school-supply packages for the teachers. The people at the school were so sweet and couldn’t have been more warm or more welcoming.
It just makes you feel so good when you’re able to connect with your community in a meaningful way.”
Volunteers from Windermere’s Portland Heights office pitched in to sort linens, organize and package furniture, and tidy up the storefront at the King neighborhood’s Community Warehouse. A team from the Lake Oswego office sorted dried goods for redistribution at Northwest Children’s Outreach in the Kerns neighborhood, and a team from the Happy Valley office inspected, sorted and repackaged refrigerated foods at the Oregon Food Bank in the Sunderland neighborhood.
Since 1989, the foundation has contributed more than $33 million dollars to programs that provide assistance to neighbors in need. Windermere brokers donate a portion of their commission to the foundation for every home bought or sold.
For more information, visit www.windermere.com/foundation.