Posted October 27 2010, 7:15 AM PDT by Christine Wood

Foundation newsletter: quarterly report

Posted in News from the Foundation by Christine Wood

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Greetings from the Windermere Foundation,

Thanks to you and the wonderful support the Windermere Foundation has received so far this year, we disbursed over $836,000 to qualifying social service organizations dedicated to serving low-income and homeless families throughout the West.

Our amazing agents, staff and owners, along with public supporters, continue to contribute generously to the Foundation. Gifts to the Foundation through the 3rd quarter of 2010 are up 23% compared to this time last year!

Here are a few of the great programs that received Foundation support:

Oak Harbor, WA

Dear Oak Harbor Associates,

The Whidbey Island-Oak Harbor office received this letter from Opportunity Council, an organization they’ve supported for many years.

“It has been an unprecedented year for our service center. We have seen more p eople come through our doors than ever, especially those seeking help for the first time. What many families considered ‘normal’ no longer exists and they find themselves in crisis. We appreciate your consistent consideration and support of families in our community.

…Seven families (including 11 children) have received shelter and intensive supportive services. Five of those have moved into transitional or permanent housing.

We are grateful for your assistance.”

-Opportunity Council, Service Center Director

Salem, OR

The Windermere Salem, OR office held their annual backpack program and provided 80 backpacks filled with school supplies for kids at three local elementary schools.

Spokane, WA

The Spokane, WA offices held their annual Shoes, Socks and Underwear program which took place at their local Big 5. The program provided shoes for 82 kids, socks for 98 kids and underwear for kids in two programs. School supplies were also donated.  “When the kids were done shopping they got donuts and juice. The grins were in abundance and the kids all left happy!”

Napa, CA

The Napa office has given a generous gift to the Cope Family Center, an organization dedicated to empowering families to create happy, healthy lives for their children through child abuse prevention, parent education and self-sufficiency services.

Notable mentions

The 7th Annual Windermere Legends Memorial Golf Tournament in honor of Don Deasy, Terry Haberbush, Vince Haugerud, and Wally Starkey raised over $23,000 for the Leadership 1000 Scholarship Fund.

Congratulations to the first annual video contest participants

Twenty-four offices/groups participated in the first Foundation video contest. The five winning offices have received $2,000 each to give to the Foundation charity of their choice. If you missed the announcement for the winners and all our great participants head over to the blog to see the winners and the videos.

As always, thank you for your continuing support of the Windermere Foundation. Many low-income families are receiving basic necessities because of your commitment to helping others.

Best,

Christine Wood

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