More June 25, 2012

Perspectives: Community Service Day

A few weeks ago, we stopped by one of our local offices for an art auction they were hosting to raise funds for their neighborhood elementary school. As we all know, when funding for public education gets cut, music and art are almost always the first programs to go. So, the agents in our office put their heads together and got creative by inviting local students to produce artwork for the walls of their office. A year later, the students/artists, their families, and the local community were invited back to our office for an auction, the proceeds of which will support the neighborhood school’s art program. It was both rewarding and humbling for everyone who attended to see this complete cycle of giving first-hand.

The philosophy of “giving back” is something that is deeply rooted in the Windermere culture. So much so that every year for the past 28 years, we have closed our offices for one day to help make a positive difference in our local communities. This year our annual Community Service Day took place on June 15. On that day you could find Windermere agents doing a variety of projects, including cleaning, landscaping, and painting at local senior citizens centers, facilities for homeless children and adults, public parks and schools, low-income housing, and emergency shelters, among others.

We are so grateful for the generosity of the Windermere team and the many ways that they support their local communities. Over the years, they’ve proven time and time again that service to others is not something you do, it is what you are. Some people might call it community service – we call it the Windermere Way.