Hello all of my generous and active friends, family and clients!
I hope you can join me, Lari, Morgan and Paige for our HOME RUN 5K on Nov 9th!
We welcome kids, runners & walkers – a FUN RUN for all.
Hats will be given to participants and give-aways for young runners too.
Hosted by Windermere Wedgwood, with all proceeds benefiting the Windermere Foundation. Our mission is to assist low income and homeless families and over $40million has been awarded since 1989. Currently thousands of dollars are awarded monthly to schools, food banks, enrichment programs for kids, and numerous other organizations in the greater Seattle area.
*This is a non-timed event*
Click here to register for the Home Run
If you can’t participate on the day of the race but would still like to donate please click here Windermere Foundation and designate your donation to the Wedgwood office.
This year our Windermere Wedgwood crew did over 100 hours of grunt work at Sacajawea Elementary School for our annual Community Service Day project.
Debuts & Discoveries – Beverage Tasting – Saturday, March 16th from 5-8pm
D&D is a great gathering of new talent from the Seattle beverage world with offerings from wineries, breweries, cideries and distilleries. Food trucks on site as well.
See link for all details & to get tickets.
Enjoy some tasty food and beverages and support Outdoors for All.
Helping children with disabilities get out!
I’ll see you there. https://lnkd.in/dx7hU58
Sunday, March 10th from 11 – 2 p
Windermere – Wedgwood back parking lot – 8401 35th Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98115
This is an incredibly proactive way we can all help the homeless in our community.
We are asking all of our clients, friends, neighbors and family to bring us household items, see list below, to help the homeless in Seattle.
Humble Design takes donated items and furnishes homes for people that are experiencing homelessness.
They have an amazing track record – when a previously homeless person moves into their first home and that home is furnished, they only have a 1% chance of becoming homeless again in the first year!
Please bring your donations to our office on Sunday, March 10th.
Or, I will come pick up your donations and deliver them for you!
Thank you so much for your generosity and kindness in helping the homeless members of our community.
We live and work in and support our communities.
I’m proud to say that I’m a part of this incredibly local and impactful foundation.
We donate to children in need in our immediate community. New in 2018, each office decided who gets donations from our offices’ over and above agent contributions.
So if you were one of my clients last year, I contributed money over and above the standard transactional donation in your name to a local child in need. Thank you!
So much need out there. It feels good to help in some small way!
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.
A portion of the money raised every year is due in part to our agents who each make a donation to the Windermere Foundation from every commission they earn. Additional donations from Windermere agents, the community, and fundraisers made up 68% of the money collected in 2018. Each Windermere office has their own Foundation funds, which enable them to support local non-profits in their communities.
One organization that received Windermere Foundation donations from several Windermere Real Estate offices in the Seattle area is Treehouse. Treehouse’s mission is to give foster kids a childhood and a future. Their goal that they have set to achieve by 2022, is to see youth in foster care graduate from high school at the same rate as their peers across Washington State. And to provide them with support and a plan to launch successfully into adulthood. Donations from the Windermere Foundation have helped Treehouse clients like Ashley, get the support she needed to turn her life around.
“I didn’t have a childhood that all kids should have–like making friends my age or playing sports. I changed the path that I was on because I wanted to give people a reason to believe in me. You have to want to change and speak your truth, but you can’t do it without people believing in you. You can get through the darkest situations, you just gotta look for a little crack of light. Treehouse is that crack of light for me,” ~Ashley
2018 also marked the third year of our #tacklehomelessness campaign with the Seattle Seahawks, in which Windermere committed to donating $100 for every Seahawks home game defensive tackle to YouthCare, a non-profit organization that provides critical services to homeless youth. While the Seahawks didn’t make it past the first round of the playoffs, they did help us raise $31,900. When added to previous seasons, the total donation for the past three years is $98,700! We are grateful for the opportunity to provide additional support to homeless youth thanks to the Seahawks, YouthCare, and the #tacklehomelessnesscampaign.
Thanks to our agents, offices, and everyone who supports the Windermere Foundation, we have been able to make a difference in the lives of many families in our local communities over the past 30 years. If you’d like to help support programs in your community, please click the Donate button.
To learn more about the Windermere Foundation, visit http://www.windermere.com/foundation.
Thank you to everyone for an other successful Community Service Day. The weather held out and the street looks as good as it ever has. We have already received some feedback from neighbors and they are overwhelmingly supportive and appreciative of the work you all did.
A special thanks to Marie Davis who spent the day as our videographer and also spent hours editing the video. Thank you Marie. I know how hard it is to make us all look this good.
It does my heart good to stand behind a group of people who work so hard not only for their clients but for the greater community at large. Thanks again Wedgwood for all the hard work.
– Rob Graham
I'm proud to be part of our Windermere Foundation that gives back to our local community.
For every transaction I do with Windermere, a donation is made to the Foundation.
Here's a look at where some of these donations go in my neighborhood.
Foundation "bites" | Our local "gives" in recap…February 2016:
John Rogers Elementary $4480 for 5th grade camp
Viewlands Elementary $3000 for Islandwood camp
Brazilian / Martial Arts Dance Class for Low Income Housing Institute 2x a week for 2016 for 100 kiddos $2,700
YMCA Week long summer Camp for 65 Kids $12,025 from two housing projects in NE Seattle
QUOTE FROM STEVE LEWIS , Executive Director of University YMCA
I have had the opportunity to personally attend the first day of registration for these families at the North Seattle Family Center in Lake City. The questions raised there ranged from the anxious "are there bears at camp?" to the slightly bizarre "are there adults there?" to the astonished "So I can choose mountain biking if I want to?" I will always be struck by the child who walked up to me afterwards and asked, simply, "do I really get to go to camp?" This question will stay with me forever. It struck me that, for this child, the perception is that good things like camp only happen to others. With the support of the Windermere Foundation, we have the opportunity to change this and give sixty-five children a sense that they too are deserving of experiences that bring out the best in them.