Posted December 3 2008, 12:49 AM PST by Christine Wood

Food - the Necessity of Life

Posted in Collections and drives and Events by Christine Wood

Greetings from the Windermere Foundation,

Recently, Windermere Services challenged each department to bring in either cans of food or cash donations for local food banks. While there were incentives to be the winning department, in addition to the obvious rewards of helping others, each department took the challenge seriously. The challenge ran for one month and the totals were impressive: $8,096.10 in cash donations and over 2,430 pounds of food were taken to Food Lifeline and Northwest Harvest. Needless to say, they were thrilled with the donations and especially thankful because while donations are down about 30%, the need has nearly tripled for many of the local food banks. And.... per Food Lifeline, every $1 of cash raised will feed approximately 5 people. So...this donation of $8,096 will provide 40,480 meals for families in need - in addition to the food donated! That's cool.

Christine Wood
Windermere Foundation


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  • Thanks for creating this new blog where we can see how Windermere is giving back to the community. Our Wailea, Maui office is busy all year long with charity events and giving back locally. Particularly through our food drives, gift drives, and by building houses through Habitat for Humanity, which is also green builder.

    Check out my EcoBlog www.GreenRealEstateMaui.com to see what our office is doing to be ecofriendly, and help the community. Also learn about other eco-happenings and Green Real Estate in the state of Hawaii.

    Mahalo nui loa,

    Meghan Clair
    Realtor (S), EcoBroker

    Windermere Real Estate Wailea LLC Maui
    MClair@Windermere.com

    Posted December 03 2008, 6:39 AM by meghan

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  • Congratulations on your success. 40,480 meals is a tremendous contribution. Think how good you'll feel when you eat your holiday meal this year, knowning how many others are enjoying theirs because of you.

    Posted December 03 2008, 3:02 AM by cary

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  • Hi Christine,

    I noticed Zillow joined forces with you and published a post on the Zillow blog about the food drive. Good idea to get them involved, too!

    Posted December 03 2008, 2:46 AM by Debra Sinick

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  • Way to go, Tuna. Great blog site.

    Posted December 03 2008, 2:16 AM by Tim Bruce

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  • Hi Christine, good job! Can you get a WRE logo in here somewhere too?

    Posted December 03 2008, 1:54 AM by Leanne Finlay

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  • Christine: How exciting!!! Thanks so much for sharing.

    Posted December 03 2008, 1:13 AM by Kat DeLong

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