Windermere Helps Hopelink

hopelinkWindermere Kirkland Northeast will be teaming up with Hopelink at a local food bank. Hopelink is a community action agency that has served homeless and low-income families, children, seniors and people with disabilities since 1971. The agency has five multi-purpose service centers, and five housing sites throughout north and east King County. The service centers are equipped with food banks, and a staff of specialists offering various support programs, such as family development, adult education, employment training, home heating assistance and more.

IMG_0769-2The staff and brokers from Windermere Kirkland Northeast will be working at a local Hopelink food bank on Friday. Some of the brokers will be out collecting donations for the food bank. Everyone else will be very busy at the facility sorting all the food that came in from the National Letter Carriers food drive a few weeks ago. Remember the blue bag on your mailbox?

Want to find out more about Hopelink? Visit their website and see how you can connect with them online!

Windermere Helps Northshore Senior Center

NSC_logoWindermere Northlake will be spending their Friday out with the Northshore Senior Center for Community Service Day 2015. The Northshore Senior Center is a community where everyone leads full, healthy, and inspired lives. Founded in 1972, the Senior Center has grown from a small band of 50 older adults to a lively community of over 7,400 in 2008. NSC has been affiliated with Senior Services of Seattle/King County since 1982. Over 500 dedicated volunteers in self-directed teams, with the support of staff, have designed and monitored every aspect of programming, bringing ever changing and vital programs and services to those over 55, and adults of all ages with disabilities.

NSC2The brokers and staff of Windermere Northlake will be doing plenty of yard work and landscaping for the NSC facility. They have a full day planned with weeding, trimming and planting the flower beds. By the end of the day on Friday, the gardens will look bright and colorful for summer!

Want to find out more about Northshore Senior Center? Visit their website or follow them on Facebook!

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Windermere Helps Little Bit Therapeutic Riding Center

LittleBitTomorrow the staff and brokers at Windermere Bellevue Commons will be spending their day volunteering at Little Bit Therapeutic Riding Center for Community Service Day 2015. Little Bit’s mission is to improve the bodies, minds, and spirits of children and adults with disabilities through equine-assisted therapy and activities, and to be an inspiration and educational resource to the therapeutic riding profession, both regionally and nationally. Their programs, Adaptive Riding and Hippotherapy, provide life-changing physical benefits like hand-eye coordination, strengthening muscles, and preventing bone weakness. They also helps other aspects of daily living such as promoting confidence and independence and improving communication skills.

BellevueCommonsThis is the fifteenth year Windermere Bellevue Commons has spent Community Service Day with Little Bit Therapeutic Riding Center. This year, they’ll be replacing rail posts, cleaning fencing, weeding, pressure washing and planting flowers. Their indoor activities will be stuffing packets, cleaning the staff and family lounge, ironing ribbons, cleaning the kitchen and readying the facility for their horse shows. The volunteers also have a couple big projects outside including building a shed and staining the loafing sheds.

Want to find out more about Little Bit Therapeutic Riding Center? Check out their website and follow them on Facebook and Twitter!

Windermere Helps Local Homeowner

Renton Service DayWindermere Renton is taking on an admirable project for Community Service Day 2015. On Friday, their office will be closed so staff and brokers can work together to clean up and maintain the yard of a local homeowner facing hardship. The widowed homeowner in the Renton Highlands is in need of help, and with no family around to help maintain her yard and home, the office has stepped forward to lend a helping hand.

The home is on a large property, so the brokers and staff of Windermere Renton will be doing quite a bit of yard work for her that day. They’ll be mowing, weeding, cleaning up the yard and garden, and spreading beauty bark in the gardens and flower beds to spruce up the property. The team will also paint trim work and wash windows on the house.

Thank you, Windermere Renton, for helping a local homeowner in need!

Windermere Helps Jubilee Reach

jubileereachOn Friday, Windermere Bellevue will be spending the day out of the office and volunteering with Jubilee REACH for Community Service Day 2015. Jubilee REACH continues to meet Bellevue’s evolving needs by focusing on core values: Relationship, Education, Assistance, Community and Hospitality, or R.E.A.C.H. Wrap-around services that include 36 community programs, 38 Club Jubilee programs that run in 7 middle schools and 3 elementary schools, and their thrift store mean they can R.E.A.C.H. throughout Bellevue to provide assistance to those in need.

Bellevue4The staff and brokers at Windermere Bellevue will be helping Jubilee REACH at their main location with plenty of landscaping such as weeding, mowing, edging and prepping the gardens for summer. They’ll also be pressure washing walkways and driveways to clean-up after the winter. Inside, they’ll be painting the rooms and hallways and washing windows to brighten everything up!

Want to learn more about Jubilee REACH? Check out their website and find out how to contact and follow them online!