Posted June 19 2013, 9:15 AM PDT by Tara Sharp

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

Posted by Tara Sharp


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








The Maui Farm

Painting the playground equipment, working in the organic garden, and cleaning the clubhouse.





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.


Sojourners alliance

Working outside in community gardens.





The Family Promise of Helena Day Center

Landscaping and building gates.


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.


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.


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


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 Family Access Network

3rd Annual Windermere Garage Sale to benefit the Redmond Family Access Network.


YWCA Community Outreach Shelter

Painting interior of shelter with light cheerful colors for families "in transition".


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





Foothill Office, Union Park Office, Park City & Coalville Offices

Head Start

Interior/Exterior Painting, Installing Sprinkler System, Leveling old asphalt, Landscaping, Replacing Shed Floors.





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.


Valley View Elementary

Build playground sandbox.


Adna Schools (Middle & High Schools)

Landscaping, painting and Cleaning


Coupeville Boys and Girls Club

Setting up summer project kits, and cleanup of computers.

Federal Way

Bethel Christian

Support Transitional Housing needs


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


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.


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


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 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 Elementary School

Landscaping & painting.


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.


Chamber of Commerce

Cleaning up the grounds around a rock wall and in front of the chamber.


Old Soldier's Home in Orting

Landscaping, painting and flower planting.


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


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


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.


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.


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 Family Preschool

Staining fences and play structures and planting flowers.