Every year, Windermere offices exemplify a spirit of service by closing their doors for a day and choosing a volunteer project to complete. Their efforts include working at food banks, participating in community clean-ups, supporting local charities and doing anything they can to give back to their neighborhoods.
Here is a selection of just some of the projects our Seattle and Eastside offices completed this year:
Redmond: The Redmond office worked at Friends of Youth in Kirkland and cleared out gardens beds for the organization’s young clients to enjoy planting vegetables and flowers.
Kirkland Central: This office partnered with Attain Housing to clean up two of their transitional housing properties, assisting with weeding, pressure washing and other yard maintenance.
Sand Point: The Sand Point team partnered with the YMCA at Magnuson Park to prepare for their summer day camps and supported food donations for their Sunday meal program and pop-up food bank.
Madison Park: The Madison Park office got their hands dirty by cleaning up traffic circles in the neighborhoods near their office.
Eastlake: Brokers and staff at the Eastlake office raised over $6,000 for the Hunger Intervention Program. The Windermere Foundation matched their donation, raising a total of $12,000.
Ballard: The Ballard office served the Ballard Senior Center and Ballard Boys & Girls Club. They did an extensive amount of cleaning, organizing and hauling junk, as well as packing things up for the center to donate to Goodwill. They also completed another big project, laying new gravel in the center’s pothole-riddled driveway. With the help of a generous gravel donation, they were able to cover the entire driveway and level it out.
Northwest: The team at the Northwest office performed some maintenance in the Capehart Forest and Spruce Island sites at Discovery Park as they mulched and weeded native plantings.
Greenwood: Windermere Greenwood spent the morning with the Phinney Neighborhood Association and the Greenwood Senior Center. They filled up more than a dozen yard waste bags with weeds and other uninvited plants from the Senior Center. They also de-mucked behind the Farmer’s Market shed and reorganized the north storage closet at the PNA. The team picked up truckloads of things to donate or dump from more than two dozen local seniors.
Magnolia: The Magnolia office worked with the Magnolia Chamber of Commerce on some of their needs, which included weeding and cleaning up leaves, benches, tables and chairs around Magnolia Village.
Bellevue West: The Bellevue West office worked with local nonprofit Mary’s Place, putting together supplies kits for clients at Mary’s Place. The kits included new mom kits, personal hygiene kits, new graduate kits, and snack packs for kids.
Yarrow Bay: This office worked with iMiracleProject Ukraine Relief. Their service consisted of helping to inventory and package medical supplies to be shipped to Ukraine and distributing flyers with a QR code to different businesses around Kirkland and Bellevue.
Northgate: The Northgate office partnered with the Matthews Beach & Meadowbrook Community Center to pick up litter. The office chose this project for its expansive reach and their ability to give back to their neighboring community.
West Seattle: Windermere’s West Seattle office volunteered at Food Lifeline, one of our region’s largest suppliers of area food banks. They sorted and repacked over 8,000 lbs. of fresh fruit to be distributed to various shelters and food banks.
W Creative: Members of Windermere’s regional marketing team joined the West Metro group at Food Lifeline, sorting and repacking produce that will be delivered to local shelters and food banks.