When the Windermere Foundation was started, the original mission was to provide housing for community members facing homelessness. The mission has expanded since then, but Windermere offices across the Western U.S. continue the cause, donating to organizations that make a difference for homeless and low-income families in our communities. From supporting homeownership to providing shelter and beyond, here are some recent stories of how the Windermere Foundation is helping our neighbors in need.
Windermere Fort Collins Helps Families into Homeownership
Time and time again, the folks at Windermere Fort Collins find a way to make a meaningful and lasting impact in their community. This time around, they directed their giving efforts toward Neighbor to Neighbor, a local organization helping local families in need regain stability through homeownership, providing various support services and education. After collaborating with the organization’s philanthropy coordinator and Executive Director, the Fort Collins office was able to make a $20,000 donation and present a check at a recent industry event (pictured above). This impactful donation will go directly to Larimer County residents who need housing assistance.
Windermere Northern Colorado Steps in to Prevent Eviction
Staying in Colorado, Windermere Northern Colorado started their year of giving off on the right foot by partnering with Stepping Stones of Windsor. Stepping Stones targets a critical stage of the homelessness cycle by providing funds directly to landlords after eviction or utility shutoff notices. The Northern Colorado Windermere team rallied for their neighbors in need, raising $15,000 to help them stay in their homes and keep the lights on. The team was able to present the check in person on February 1 at the Marriott Fort Collins.
Windermere Real Estate/South, Inc. Builds Transitional Housing
Transitional tiny homes help move the needle in the fight to end homelessness by providing shelter for those who need it. Sound Foundations NW is committed to being part of the solution. Their low-cost structures are getting people off the streets left and right, improving the lives they touch. Windermere Real Estate South/Inc. in Burien, WA was deeply inspired by Sound Foundation’s work and got a crew together to build a tiny home for their community members in need. The structure will provide a safe, warm, and dry home for years to come.
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