More August 19, 2010

Greetings from the Windermere Foundation

Thanks to you and the wonderful support the Windermere Foundation has received so far this year, we disbursed nearly $629,000 to qualifying social service organizations dedicated to serving low-income and homeless families throughout the West.

Our amazing agents, staff and owners, along with public supporters, continue to contribute generously to the Foundation. Gifts to the Foundation through the 2nd quarter of 2010 are up 30% compared to this time last year!


I’d like to share a few letters from the recipient organizations illustrating how your support is truly making a difference in the lives of those they serve.


Renton School District/Communities In Schools of Renton

“I am currently working with a family that received a utility cut-off notice last week.

The father had been laid off of work for a couple of weeks, and they have fallen behind on their payments. They have been proactive in calling as many social service agencies and churches as they can. Many social service agencies are without funds at this time to assist families. It has become very difficult for families to find the resources to be able to have even the most basic necessities.


With Windermere Foundation’s generous assistance, the family was able to contact the utility company to let them know that a payment is on its way. The power to their apartment will stay on. It is through your generosity and support that families are able to provide for their children during difficult times.

With the school year ending today, your donation came at such a timely manner for this family. You have made a difference to this family.


Thank you for the valuable work that you do. You are making a difference. Thanks for your quick response to this family’s need.”

-Family Liaison, Renton School District



St. Joseph’s Baby Corner

“Please extend our thanks and gratitude to all of the contributors for the recent donation to St. Joseph’s. These funds will help keep babies supplied with basic items needed for newborn baby care. Every day we have requests coming in for diapers, pajamas, blankets, diaper rash ointment, baby wash, pacifiers, thermometers, and assorted baby equipment. Keeping up with these requests is a daunting challenge at the best of times. When the requests keep coming in if we have run out of the “baby basics”, the problem is too difficult to imagine.


Every baby needs to be clean, dry and warm. But, if the new parents do not even have the necessary clothing to dress the baby to go home from the hospital after being born, the problems that the baby has to live with multiply at an exponential rate. Your donation will help us to see that no baby has to go home without a blanket or pajamas or any of the other necessities that must be readily available to properly care for the new baby.


Thank you again for your kind generosity to our babies. This donation will be helping the babies all year long to be well-fed, clean, and warm. Bless you for helping them, one and all.”

St. Joseph’s Baby Corner




Events supporting the Windermere Foundation

Ten East King County offices held their annual March Madness fundraiser where nearly

$45,000 was raised! A combination of agent contributions and owner matches help make this a successful fundraiser year after year.

The Magnolia, Queen Anne, Wall Street, West Seattle Fauntleroy and West Seattle offices held their first annual Rally at the Alley, where they raised $7,500 for the Windermere Foundation. The event included bowling (fun!) and an auction. Auction items were donated by generous (and creative!) agents, owners, staff and vendors.

As always, thank you for your continuing support of the Windermere Foundation. Many low-income families are receiving basic necessities because of your commitment to helping others.


Christine Wood

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