2018 concluded with another great year of fundraising and giving for the Windermere Foundation, thanks to the continued support of Windermere franchise owners, agents, staff, and the community. Nearly $2.5 million was raised in 2018, bringing our grand total to over $38 million raised since the Foundation’s inception in 1989! During the past year, nearly $1.9 million was donated to non-profit organizations throughout the Western U.S. that provide much-needed services to low-income and homeless families. In 2018, the Windermere Foundation fulfilled 689 grant requests and served 507 non-profit organizations. http://www.windermere.com/foundation
Each Windermere company has their own Windermere Foundation account to give back to their local communities however they want.
At Windermere Stellar in Vancouver, Washinton our two offices put on a Community Service Day where we raise money to go buy food and supplies for our local Fruit Valley School District. Every year we have continued to fill up their food bank for the school year, which feeds about 90% of the students. What funds are remaining we proceed to donate to them to go buy school supplies for the children.
On top of that, every year the two Vancouver Windermere Stellar offices put on a Gala. Each year the theme is different and it is a very well thought out and impressive Auction, in which all the proceeds go to our local Children’s Justice Center.
The Children’s Justice Center was created to provide a safe place for children who have been sexually or physically abused and have no one who is on their side. The CJC is an efficient and comfortable setting for such a horrific situation.
As a Realtor working for Windermere Stellar, I have found it so rewarding and proud to hang my license at a place that finds value in giving back. We don’t do it for public relations reports, but because we directly see where and what our money is contributing to.