Posted November 7 2013, 8:01 AM PST by Tara Sharp

Southwest Windermere Offices Give Back In A Big Way

Posted in Community by Tara Sharp

On Friday, October 18, Windermere offices in California, Nevada, and Arizona took some time off from selling houses to be a part of Windermere’s annual Community Service Day. Over the past two weeks, we have heard some remarkable stories about the rewards of volunteering and what it means to give back to those in our communities who need it most.

Here are some highlights from Community Service Day:

Arizona, Warm Winter Coat Drive

Windermere Prescott, Prescott Valley, and Scottsdale collected winter clothing and spent their Community Service Day packing up jackets and blankets to help local families stay warm for the winter.

California, Contra Costa/Salano Food Bank

Windermere Bay Properties offices in Clayton and Walnut Creek worked at their local food bank collecting 1,859 pounds of food and packing more than 740 boxes of food for families.


California, Make-A-Wish Foundation

On Friday October 4 Windermere Redding held their second annual fundraiser in lieu of Community Service Day, benefiting the local chapter Make-A-Wish Foundation, and the Alyssa Araiza Wings of Angels Organization for children with cancer. This year they raised $16,685 for these great charities!

Nevada, Street Teens

Windermere Offices in Henderson, Anthem Hills, and Lake Las Vegas teamed up to make a big difference in their community by volunteering their time and making a big donation to the local program Street Teens, a drop in facility for homeless youth.

And the winners of the photo contest are…

A few weeks ago we also announced that each office that posted a Community Service Day photo on the Windermere Real Estate Facebook page would be entered in a “Photo Challenge”. The following offices participated and have earned a $100 donation to their Windermere Foundation fund:



Prescott, Scottsdale & Prescott Valley



El Sobrante

Walnut Creek


Lake Las Vegas


Anthem Hills


The office with the most “likes” on their photo won an additional $1,000 donation benefiting their Windermere Foundation fund, which supports low-income and homeless families. With 162 “likes” and comments, the winner of this year’s Facebook Photo Challenge is Windermere Clayton!

Congratulations to all of our Windermere offices for another successful Community Service Day!

You can see more photos from Community Service Day at and a complete list of projects here.