Greetings from the Windermere Foundation,
So far this year, we’ve raised $1,074,482 – this is up 21% from this time last year – and the year isn’t even over yet! Thanks to our amazing agents, brokers, staff, and owners, along with public supporters, we’ve been able to help hundreds of families meet their most basic needs.
The following testimonials illustrate what our support means to families and children receiving services.
“We think the best to way to thank you is to introduce you to a match you made possible. Quinton is an eight year old boy, who lives with his single mom and older sister. His dad passed away when he was a baby. He does not have a male role model in his life. Quinton needs a Big Brother who will do “male” type activities with him. Richard is a man willing and able to spend time with Quinton on a regular basis. Both Quinton and Richard enjoy football. They intend to bowl, fish and hang out together.
The gift of a Big Brother is powerful. A friendly, supportive relationship with a caring adult is a key factor in helping children overcome challenges in their lives. Thanks to the financial support of the Windermere Foundation, Quinton’s life will be positively changed. Fundamentally. For the Better. Forever.”
-Executive Director, Yavapai Big Brothers Big Sisters, Arizona
“When I was a Little [bro], Rio, [my big bro], taught me to be responsible for my actions, and that stuck with me. Thank you for seeing the ‘Big’ Picture. Investing in our youth directly influences their life and a healthy future in our community.” – Richard
“I would like to extend my gratitude to the Windermere Foundation for choosing to support our Summer Cupboard program.
The Summer Cupboard program fills a nutritional gap to families by providing breakfast and lunch to school age children during the summer. Your generous contribution provided over 4,000 breakfast meals to our youth in need. With your support we are making a positive impact in family health and in our community at large.”
-Executive Director, Mt Si Food Bank, Washington
Street Teens is a volunteer based, non-profit organization dedicated to assisting homeless, abandoned, and at risk youth, ages 12-21, in the Las Vegas Valley. Their primary goal is to meet the survival needs of youth by providing basic necessities in a safe, compassionate environment. They provide access to educational, health care, and employment resource services through their drop-in center and by actively collaborating with community partners.
Through the Windermere Foundation, the Windermere Henderson-Anthem Hills, Lake Las Vegas, and Las Vegas-Henderson offices donated funds to provide overall support for their programs.
“[We had] an amazing day at Street Teens! Thank you so much to the Windermere Foundation!”
–Street Teens, Nevada
Please remember to read the Windermere Blog for more in-depth stories about what offices are doing throughout the year. Facebook is also a great resource for upcoming events and shorter posts about office involvement in the community.
Thank you for your continued support of the Windermere Foundation. Your generosity is truly making a difference in the lives of many families in our local communities.