Community Service Day 2018

On Friday, June 8th our Windermere offices closed their doors for our annual Community Service Day. Since 1984, Windermere has dedicated a day to giving back to the community and assisting with neighborhood improvement initiatives.

We’re proud to share these projects completed by our East, Inc. offices:

Jubilee Reach

The Bellevue and Bellevue West offices teamed up to lend a hand at Jubilee REACH. This local organization supports the social and emotional needs of children and their families through mentoring, tutoring, and after-school clubs and sports programs within Bellevue public schools. Our Windermere team helped with a variety of maintenance tasks including painting doors and benches, landscaping, replacing lights, washing windows, repainting the basketball court, pressure washing walkways and play sets, and more. We are proud of our offices’ hard work at this site, and we are grateful to Jubilee REACH for their important contributions to our community and for letting us be a part of their mission!

See more photos of the day here.

Kids Without Borders

Windermere Redmond CSD 2018

Our Redmond office assisted Bellevue-based Kids Without Borders, an organization founded by Son Michael Pham, who used his experience as a refugee from Vietnam as a catalyst to serve children in our local and international communities with the vision of “all kids, one world.” Agents and staff spent the day with Son Michael Pham at the KWB storage units where they sorted and packed clothing for distribution to families in need. This was a great opportunity for us to return some of the generosity this organization has put into our global community!

See more photos of the day here.

Heritage Park

Windermere Yarrow Bay CSD 2018

Yarrow Bay agents and staff rolled up their sleeves, slipped on their gardening gloves, and grabbed shears and rakes to landscape and remove invasive plants at Heritage Park near downtown Kirkland. The park offered an incredible view of the Seattle skyline across Lake Washington as they worked – a reminder of how lucky we are to be able to enjoy the serenity of nature while still being close to the bustling city. We were happy to do our part to beautify and help preserve part of what makes our community so special!

See more photos of the day here.

Odessa Brown Children’s Clinic

Windermere Bellevue South CSD 2018

Our Bellevue South office gave back by partnering with Seattle Children’s Odessa Brown Children’s Clinic, which strives to promote quality pediatric care, family advocacy, health collaboration, mentoring, and education in a culturally relevant context. Our agents and staff helped with landscaping and mulching the clinic grounds, facilitating the book drive, and working on art projects with kids at the clinic. As an added bonus, they had the chance to listen to talks by a pediatrician and Lenny Wilkens, former NBA player and coach and current children’s healthcare advocate. We are thankful to OBCC for welcoming and inspiring us on Community Service Day and every day!

See more photos of the day here.

Cougar Mountain Zoo

Windermere Issaquah CSD 2018

Our Issaquah office headed to the Cougar Mountain Zoo in Issaquah to help with their mission to increase the understanding and appreciation of the Earth’s wildlife and the role of humanity in nature through education, conservation, propagation, and exhibition – and enjoy the company of some of its animal inhabitants. A few of their projects included clearing brush, painting benches, and habitat maintenance/wall building. This was one of the Issaquah office’s favorite Community Service Day projects, and we loved seeing them experience the zoo in a whole new way that reminded us of all of the work that goes into maintaining these neighborhood treasures!

See more photos of the day here.

Community Service Day has always been a treasured tradition and an important part of our culture here at Windermere. We greatly appreciate everything our agents invest in our communities to make them even better. Thank you all for continuing to make this a place we are proud to call HOME.

Community Service Day 2017

This Friday is Community Service Day! On June 9, 2017 all of our Eastside offices are teaming up with local organizations and nonprofits for a full day of volunteering.

A tradition with Windermere Real Estate since 1984, every year our offices close for one day to help make a positive difference in our local communities. Over thirty years and more than one million hours of community service later, we’ve continued this tradition through neighborhood-enhancing projects in the areas where our Windermere teams live, work, and play.

You can view all of the Community Service Day projects for each Eastside office this year on our website here.

Windermere Helps McAuliffe Park

kirkland-central5Windermere Kirkland will be partnering with the City of Kirkland to help clean up McAuliffe Park for Community Service Day. This park is located in the Juanita area surrounded by trees with a large open grassy area perfect for picnics and enjoying the sun. Historical landmarks in the park date back to the 1800s. Ponds, fountains, and a large windmill are also on the property, and you can even rent a plot in the community garden!

The brokers and staff of Windermere Kirkland will be spending their day on a widespread weeding project! In the area most commonly used for classes and community gardening, volunteers will be doing general gardening and cleanup to get the area ready for the busy growing season.

Find out more about City of Kirkland parks on their website and check out McAuliffe Park online.

Windermere Helps Kelsey Creek Farm

Over the next several days, we’ll be highlighting the organizations each Windermere Real Estate office on the Eastside will be partnering with on Friday, June 3 for Community Service Day.

Bellevue2On Friday, the brokers and staff of Windermere Bellevue will be volunteering their day with Kelsey Creek Farm in Bellevue. Kelsey Creek Farm is your escape to the country centrally located in Bellevue. They have ponies, sheep, goats, chickens, pigs, rabbits, and waterfowl. You can visit their farm every day of the year to see the animals and spend time at the picnic areas.

Windermere Bellevue is excited to team up with Kelsey Creek Farm for Community Service Day 2016. They’ll be spending most of their time up in and around the barns to help with a lot of gardening, weeding, yard cleanup, and painting.

Visit Kelsey Creek Farm online to find out more and make sure you follow them on Facebook!

Windermere Helps the Emergency Feeding Program

Over the next several days, we’ll be highlighting the organizations each Windermere Real Estate office on the Eastside will be partnering with on Friday, June 3 for Community Service Day.

rentonThe brokers and staff at Windermere Renton will be volunteering with the Emergency Feeding Program for this year’s Community Service Day. The organization’s mission is to “provide a nutritional response to people in need of immediate food assistance by collaborating with partner agencies.” They deliver pre-packaged bags of food to 240 distribution partners who in turn give these out to people in need.

Windermere Renton is going to be spending time in the warehouse for Emergency Feeding Program next week. They’ll be cleaning up the warehouse and helping them organize the bags of food for delivery to their distribution partners.

Visit the Emergency Feeding Program online and follow them on Facebook to find out how you can help.