Posted October 17 2012, 3:49 PM PDT by Christine Wood

Windermere Foundation Quarterly Report

Posted in News from the Foundation by Christine Wood

Greetings from the Windermere Foundation,

Thanks to you and the wonderful support the Windermere Foundation has received so far this year, we have raised over $885,000 – up 13% from this time last year! Funds raised will be distributed to qualifying social service organizations dedicated to serving low-income and homeless families throughout the western U.S.

Our amazing agents, staff, and owners, along with public supporters, continue to generously contribute both time and money to the Foundation.

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

Friends of the Children of King County received funds from the Seattle-Oak Tree office. Friends of the Children supports the most at-risk youth in its community to help them shape a secure future by giving them skills necessary to become successful and productive members of society. They are the only youth development program in the country breaking the cycle of poverty and violence by selecting the most vulnerable children in kindergarten, and making a 12 year “no matter what” commitment to their success through high school graduation. This bond helps uncover the child’s potential and builds a lifelong foundation for success through friendship, education and advocacy.

Assistance League of Everett received much-needed support for their Operation School Bell program which provides new school clothing to low-income students grades K to 12, throughout Snohomish County.

“In the fourth year of the longest and deepest recession in 70 years, the demand for new school clothing for low-income students is almost without precedent. Last year, and in response to a record level of need, we served 2,958 students through the traditional In-facility program and another 802 through the innovative and highly effective Teen Retail program.”

- Assistance League

Backpack Projects

Thank you to all of the offices that helped get backpacks to low-income children this fall.

“We are grateful for your support of Readiness to Learn Foundation’s ‘Back to School Project!’ Thanks to you and other community members, we are able to provide children with a sound start to their school year. Your donation will be used to fund this important program that allows children to start school with new backpacks, supplies and clothing gift cards. Thank you for helping ensure that children begin the school year with a solid foundation!”

- Readiness to Learn Foundation

 

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

 

Best,

Christine Wood

Windermere Foundation

 

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