More June 19, 2013

Windermere’s Northwest Community Service Day is Friday, June 21!


On Friday, June 21, Windermere offices in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Hawaii, and Utah will be closed for a very special reason. Since 1984, Windermere has dedicated the third Friday of June to our annual Community Service Day*. On that day, you will find our team 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.

This year we are going to do even more! For each office that posts a Community Service Day photograph or video on the Windermere Real Estate Facebook page, ( the Windermere Foundation will donate $100 dollars to that office’s Foundation fund, to benefit low-income and homeless families. We encourage you to “like” our Facebook page, follow the Community Service Day projects, as well as your favorite Community Service Day photos. The office with the most photo/video “likes” and comments will receive a $1,000 donation for the Windermere Foundation charity of their choice. The contest will end Tuesday, July 2.

*Windermere’s Southwest offices hold their Community Service Day in October

Windermere Office Projects for June 21, 2013

CSD Projects 2013
Office Organization Project
Maui The Maui Farm Painting the playground equipment, working in the organic garden, and cleaning the clubhouse.
Boise CATCH Program Diaper Drive leading up to the project day, project is cleaning the home. The father is trying to work and the mother is on bed-rest for her current pregnancy and need help getting the home ready for the new baby.
Moscow Sojourners alliance Working outside in community gardens.
Helena The Family Promise of Helena Day Center Landscaping and building gates.
Missoula Saint Patrick’s House Painting, and landscaping, building a new set of steps for their entry, and refinishing one of the more dated guest rooms.
Ronan Boys and Girls Club Partnering with the Boys and Girls club to sponsor an outdoor concert for the community & fundraiser for BGC programs.
Cannon Beach Camp Kiwonilong in Warrenton Building improvements and landscaping.
Johnson Clay Street Table of St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church Cleaning up and organizing the food pantry.
Lake Oswego Youth Villages-Christie Care Paiting the decks surrounding the pool area, landscaping.
Lloyd Tower St. Andrew’s Nativity School gardening and cleaning
Medford, Ashland, and Jacksonville Hearts with a Mission (Non-profit teen shelter), Youth for Christ (works with teens), and City Life Project (a new non-profit organization just getting underway) Framing, landscaping, painting, building shelves
Moreland Boys & Girls Club Cleaning up and organizing the center, which includes painting, yard work, and cleaning play areas.
Portland Heights Children’s Book Bank Cleaning books that will be packaged to send home with children over the summer.
Portland- NE McCoy Academy Painting, installing flooring, general organizing and gardening.
Portland- North Astor School & St. Johns Traffic Island Painting office spaces and clearing weeds
Portland- Raleigh Hills Legacy Hopewell House Hospice Facility Weeding, sweeping, planting lots of annuals to brighten the garden beds and the spirits of those who work, visit or are patients at Hopewell House.
Portland- Sunset Corridor & Hillsboro Barnes Elementary School Clean and spruce up grounds around Barnes Elementary School and their community garden, repaint and restore playground map.
Redmond Redmond Family Access Network 3rd Annual Windermere Garage Sale to benefit the Redmond Family Access Network.
Salem YWCA Community Outreach Shelter Painting interior of shelter with light cheerful colors for families “in transition”.
Sandy Oregon Department of Transportation’s Adopt-A-Highway Program Picking up trash along Highway 26 through downtown Sandy, Oregon.
St. Helens Habitat for Humanity Painting the outside of the building.
West Linn West Linn Adult Community Center Landscaping.
Foothill Office, Union Park Office, Park City & Coalville Offices Head Start Interior/Exterior Painting, Installing Sprinkler System, Leveling old asphalt, Landscaping, Replacing Shed Floors.
Arlington City of Arlington Parks Department Cleaning up and landscaping our adopted part in downtown
Bainbridge Island Bainbridge Island Parks Department Final clean-up work on a new hiking trail at Ft. Ward Park.
Bellevue- Commons Little Bit Therapeutic Riding Center in Redmond Fence building, painting, cleaning horse stall items, cleaning horse tack, building horse run ins, gardening.
Burien Valley View Elementary Build playground sandbox.
Centralia Adna Schools (Middle & High Schools) Landscaping, painting and Cleaning
Coupeville Coupeville Boys and Girls Club Setting up summer project kits, and cleanup of computers.
Federal Way Bethel Christian Support Transitional Housing needs
Issaquah Camp Terry Landscaping, painting, demo projects, trail Maintenance/creation, cleaning.
Kelso Longview CAP Self Help Housing project for Castle Rock
Kent Property Management Kent Youth and Family Services Painting
Kingston/ West Sound The Village Green Park Building a temporary log bridge, weeding, raking, brush clearing, pressure washing & sign installation.
Kirkland- Central KITH (Kirkland Interfaith Transitions in Housing) Two locations: tear down a fence that needs to go,  weed, power wash, raking, landscaping, etc.
Lynnwood The Red Barn Community Farm Weeding, planting, building, painting for Food Bank crops.
Mercer Island City of Mercer Island Park restoration at Mercerdale Park. Landscaping, weeding & installing bark
Monroe Take the Next Step/ a homeless, low-income, drop-in/info/service center Prepping Next Step’s 2 story building for painting, yard work, cleaning, misc. tasks
Mukilteo Mukilteo Food Bank Community “Out-Reach” Event to area businesses and grocery stores for “food” donations for the Mukilteo Food Bank. We will have donation receptacles at multiple locations and our volunteers at the major grocery stores the day of the event.
Northgate Northgate Elementary School Landscaping & painting.
Northshore Northshore Senior Center Bothell Landscaping, painting, and cleaning.
Ocean Shores North Bay Park Cleaning the playground equipment, pressure washing the facilities building in preparation for painting, and cleaning the covered picnic area.
Pullman Chamber of Commerce Cleaning up the grounds around a rock wall and in front of the chamber.
Puyallup Old Soldier’s Home in Orting Landscaping, painting and flower planting.
Renton City of Renton at Kiwanis Park Improving and beautifying the park by weeding, spreading wood chips and bark, pruning and planting new materials.
San Juan/ Friday Harbor Mullis Street Senior Center Enhance and beautify the landscaping and building exterior.
Seattle- Greenlake Green Lake Community Center Center & grounds improvement.
Seattle- Greenwood Boys and Girls Club of North Seattle Painting the teen room
Seattle- Magnolia Discovery Park Working with the Parks Adopt an Area program, reclaiming natural habitat, removing invasive plants and mulching indigenous plants and trees.
Seattle- Mount Baker Cheasty Green  Space Park Clean Up
Seattle- Property Management Hopelink Canned food drive to help with Hopelinks End Summer Hunger campaign.  “help provide low-income families with food for kids who receive free and reduced-fee breakfasts and lunches during the school year
Seattle- Queen Anne Discovery Park Working with the Parks Adopt an Area program, reclaiming natural habitat, removing invasive plants and mulching indigenous plants and trees.
Seattle- Relocation Services Noel House Cooking and serving breakfast for the ladies in transitional housing.
Seattle- Sand Point Sand Point Elementary Building a play structure.
Seattle- Sand Point Magnuson YMCA Clean up and general help.
Seattle- Services Ryther Grounds improvement, including: landscaping & painting.
Seattle- Wall Street Discovery Park Working with the Parks Adopt an Area program, reclaiming natural habitat, removing invasive plants and mulching indigenous plants and trees.
Seattle-Wedgwood Solid Ground The 45 Brokers and staff of Wedgwood will be painting interior walls, cleaning up exterior spaces, upgrading both play areas and walkways, and weeding and applying mulch.
Spokane Hearth Homes – Transitional Housing/Counseling/Education for Homeless Painting, landscaping, installing cedar and chain link fencing, creating concrete pathways, building a sunroom, tearing down a garage, re-siding a storage shed, resurfacing a parking lot,
remodeling a room into a computer workstation, installing a new stackable washer/dryer
Tri-Cities- Kennewick Benton Franklin Humane Society Building gazebos, landscaping, building agility toys, laying pavers and building a pen w/UGS & Sod.
Vancouver Mill Plain and Officer’s Row Fruit Valley Food Drive Hosting a food drive, filling backpacks with food and taking the backpacks to local schools and hand them out to low-income students so they have food to eat with their families over the weekend.
Walla Walla City of Walla Walla & YWCA Re-stain downtown benches, Weed downtown tree wells, Clean trash cans on Main Street, Special project for the YWCA Family Shelter
Washington Property Management South Watson Manor Painting, cleaning & yard care
West Seattle The Green Seattle Parntership: Me-Kwa-Mooks Park Mulch planted areas and remove invasive species.
Whidbey Island – Freeland and Langley Good Cheer Food Bank & Donation Center at Bayview  Working in the Good Cheer Garden where food is grown for distribution in the Food Bank, and in the food bank itself: stocking shelves and repackaging bulk food items, the donation center sorting clothes and donations for sale in the thrift store, and on various maintenance projects around the building and grounds.
Windermere Professional Partners (Tacoma- North, Professional Partners & Tacoma- University Place, Tcoma Property Management) Emergency Food Network Repack bulk fresh, frozen and dry food into smaller family size portions for hungry families and individuals in need.
Windermere Property Management / Lori Gill & Associates Camp Korey Cleaning, gardening, weeding, organizing, and arts/crafts projects in preparation for their summer campers.
Woodinville Woodinville Family Preschool Staining fences and play structures and planting flowers.