Posted August 23 2012, 4:00 PM PDT by Tara Sharp

Helping our kids start the school year right

Posted in Collections and drives by Tara Sharp



Summer has flown by and it is hard to believe school will be starting for most students in the next few weeks. For many of us, we have special memories associated with the start of a new school year. From seeing our friends for the first time all season, to a new fall wardrobe and all new school supplies to start the year.  Unfortunately, many of the kids in our communities will not be so lucky this year.

Please help us get some of our local students off to a good start this new year. Windermere offices throughout the network have been collecting backpacks, school supplies and healthful snacks for local low-income and homeless students.

If you don’t see your local Windermere office listed below, contact us on Facebook at, and we are happy  to help you connect with a local office or organization. 

·       Windermere Eastside offices, Redmond, Bellevue West, Bellevue Main, Yarrow Bay, Kirkland Central, and Kirkland NE are collecting backpacks and supplies for low-income and homeless youth with the Kirkland Interfaith Transitions Housing program (KITH).

·       Windermere West Seattle is supporting local students through Neighborhood House.

·       Windermere Issaquah has partnered with the local YMCA backpack drive. 

·       Every Tuesday in August Windermere Bainbridge has partnered with local businesses to host the 10th annual Windermere Classic Car Cruise-in. 100% of the donations and proceed will benefit Project Backpack, providing essential school supplies, clothing and school fees  for students in need.

·       Windermere West Sound offices are collecting backpacks at Windermere Poulsbo, Kingston and Silverdale locations.

·       Windermere Snohomish is teaming up with the Boys & Girls club to ensure local youth get the school supplies they need.

·       Windermere Bay Area properties has partnered with HOPE’s Children to make sure local low-income kids are getting “whatever they need” to get the school year started right.

·       Windermere Whidbey Island is partnering with the Readiness To Learn Foundation in the Coupeville School District. Over the last eight years the Windermere backpack dirve has helped serve over 1,000 students.

·       Windermere Sun Valley in Idaho is working with the Hunger Coalition to supply local students with the nutrition they need to excel in school.

·       Windermere Relocation helped purchase backpacks for the Ruth Dykeman Children’s Center.

·       Portland offices are working with Lift Urban Portland. Every weekend the organization sends backpacks with food home with the kids to make sure they are getting the food they need. More than 80 students will benefit each month from this year-round program.

·       Seattle area offices, Greenlake, Lakeview, Northgate, Northlake, Sand Point, and Wedgwood donated 391 backpacks and supplies to local elementary schools.


Thank you to all of our offices and everyone who contributes to make sure local children are getting the resources they need for success.

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    Posted September 07 2012, 12:26 AM by Jewelry Store in Langley