Windermere joins Dicks Drive-In and others to help fund a winter shelter for homeless families
Seattle-based Windermere Real Estate is joining Dicks Drive-In, Steven Hauschka and the Seahawks Women's Association, Vulcan, the Harrelson Family, the Space Needle, and others by making a $35,000 donation to Mary’s Place “No Child Sleeps Outside” campaign, which is seeking $250,000 to help bring Seattle families inside at night this winter. The money will be used to open a crisis-response night shelter for Mary’s Place, a non-profit organization that provides shelter, nourishment, resources, healing and hope to homeless families in transition in downtown Seattle. The six-week crowdsourcing campaign was the brainchild of Saul Spady, grandson of the founder of Dicks Drive-In, and a member of the Mary’s Place board.
OB Jacobi, president of Windermere Real Estate said that several Windermere offices came together and decided to make the donation after reading a local news story about Spady, and his mother Fawn Spady’s effort to provide shelter to 550 homeless families this winter. “The underlying goal of the Windermere Foundation is to help low-income and homeless families, so it makes perfect sense for us to support this incredibly worthy effort,” said Jacobi.
Jacobi added that Windermere is already a supporter of Mary’s Place, donating hundreds of pairs of children’s shoes to the non-profit last summer following a back-to-school sneaker drive. It was also where Windermere’s Wall Street office spent the company’s annual Community Service Day this year cleaning their emergency family shelter. Jacobi said that money Windermere is giving was raised by Seattle-area agents and staff through real estate commission donations and payroll deductions. He said that he hopes their generosity will inspire others to help Mary’s Place reach their $250,000 goal by the December 23 deadline.
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