Windermere’s Annual Community Service Day Is today!


Today you may notice your local Windermere office is closed, or it may take a little bit longer for your Windermere agent to get back to you. But we promise it’s for a very good reason: today is Windermere Community Service Day. Since 1984, our agents have taken one day a year off to dig into hands-on community service projects throughout the Western U.S. On this day, you’ll find our teams doing a variety of projects, such as cleaning, landscaping, and painting at local senior citizens centers, facilities for homeless children and adults, public parks and schools, low-income housing, and emergency shelters, among others.

Follow what our offices are doing on Community Service Day on Facebook! You can also vote for your favorite Community Service Day photos in our #WindermereCSD2016  photo contest. The photo with the most votes will receive a $1,000 donation for the Windermere Foundation charity of their choice. Go here to vote. We encourage you to “like” our Facebook page, follow the Community Service Day projects, and vote for your favorite Community Service Day photos!

A big thank you to all of our Windermere Real Estate offices for the amazing work they do. Community Service Day is an important part of what makes Windermere the place it is, and we appreciate everything they do to make our communities a little better.

Community Service Day Projects:

  Office Organization Project
  Carlsbad San Diego Ronald McDonald House Ice Cream Social for patients & families 
  Diablo Realty B Walker Ranch Building garden boxes, planting olive trees, conditioning the soil, creating signage on the property, painting the alpaca barn, and caring for the alpacas.
  El Sobrante, Brentwood and Diablo B Walker Ranch  Help set up new location grounds for incoming campers
  Morgan Hill Morgan Hill Senior Center Building maintenance, administrative support and lunch with seniors.
  Walnut Creek Contra Costa & Solano Food Bank Collecting and sorting food for the local food bank
  Fort Collins The Murphy Center Sharing donuts, muffins and coffee with homeless community members and assisting with building maintenance; cleaning windows, organizing gear and making bags for the Street Outreach Program. 
  Kailua-Kona Supporting local neighbor with home projects Managing yard maintenance and other home projects for local single mom with stage 4 breast cancer
  Bozeman Springmeadows Assisted Living Throwing a beach party for the elderly residents
  Helena Lewis & Clark Humane Society  General maintenance 
  Bend Healing Reins, Bend, Oregon Working on the arenas and grounds of Healing Reins. Painting, pulling weeds and organizing tack rooms etc.
  Bridgeport/Charbonneau Community Warehouse Landscaping and additional maintenance work
  Cannon Beach Gearhart Kids- local children’s center Installing a mud kitchen, burying tires, building boxes for gardening – and what ever else they need
  Corvallis/Albany Benton County Habitat for Humanity Working on construction (framing and installing sub-floor) of a home for Habitat for Humanity.
  Eugene Food for Lane County Grassroots Garden Harvest and clean up the entire garden with over 75 volunteers
  Gearhart Gearhart Kids- local children’s center Installing a mud kitchen, burying tires, building boxes for gardening – and what ever else they need
  Grants Pass & Rogue River Hearts with a Mission, Josephine County Outside work: Cleaning up property which includes knocking down long grass and weeds and cleaning up.
Inside work: Cleaning furniture and facility, as directed by program director.
  Hillsboro/Sunset Corridor The Pantry Pressure washing the delivery truck, washing out food crates, cleaning aisle shelves, painting the waiting room, and cleaning freezer shelves
  Hood River & Bingen Local Food Bank Organize & execute a food drive to help local families
  Kelso/Longview Salvation Army and North Lake Elementary
  Lake Oswego- Stellar Tualatin School House Pantry Working at a local Food Bank, helping prep food and dry goods for transport
  Lake Oswego- West Oregon Food Bank Sorting dried goods for redistribution at the Oregon Food Bank in Beaverton. 
  Lane County Lane County Food Bank Volunteering at Food for Lane County's Grassroots Garden
  Medford, Eagle Point, Jacksonville & Ashland Access Food Bank Collecting bags of food donations 
  Mill Plains Fruit Valley Foundation Food Bank & Local Meals on Wheels Month-long food collection  & serving local members of the community through the meals on wheels program
  Portland Heights Project Lemonade Merchandising a store front that serves foster youth for back to school clothing
  Portland- Hollywood Oregon Humane Society  All agents and employees in our office have donated money and pet supplies for the Oregon Humane Society
  Portland- Lloyd Tower Friends of the Children  Setting up for Fundraising event
  Portland- Moreland Human Solutions Groundskeeping
  Portland- North Astor Elementary School Cleaning up the school grounds, weeding, laying bark dust, trimming trees and plants
  Portland- NW Johnson White Shield Garden Property maintenance & organization
  Portland- Raleigh Hills Hopewell House Weeding and pruning beds, planting flowers and improving the appearance of the pathways, grounds and fountain for hospice residents, their families and visitors to enjoy.
  Redmond Bright Side Animal Center Working at the Thrift Shop that supports Brightside Animal Center
  Salem City of Salem Parks Working at Riverfont Park. Prepping and painting decorative railing and tending to flowerbeds.
  Sandy Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) Adopt A Road program Collect litter along highway 26, a three-mile strip of roadway in Sandy, Oregon.
  Seal Rock Seashore Family Literacy Center Improving and maintaining the JOY GARDEN at the Seashore Family Literacy Center
  St. Helens/Scappoose Columbia River food bank Fundraise and collect food and other supplies for the local food bank
  Stevenson City-wide downtown cleanup
  The Dalles & Property Management- Gorge The Dalles Mainstreet Downtown core clean up
  Vancouver Metro Fruit Valley Foundation Food Bank & Local Meals on Wheels Serving meals for Meals on Wheels at 4 of their locations in Clark County & doing a month-long food drive to benefit the Fruit Valley Foundation 
  West Linn West Linn Adult Community Center Helping with landscaping, cleaning and other projects at the West Linn Adult Community Center
  Salt Lake City Salt Lake Somali Refugee Community  Laying sod, repairing fences, building a play ground and some back yard furniture, planting a garden and more to help transform a local home and community meeting space for the Salt Lake City Somali Refugee Community
  Aberdeen The Driftwood Playhouse Cleaning and organizing the costume storage rooms at local live theatre venue
  Alderwood Red Barn Community Farm Preparing garden beds for summer crops
  Ballard Saint Luke's Church Revamp kitchen & dining area to serve larger homeless population and beautify outdoor areas
  Bellevue Kelsey Creek Farm Gardening, weeding, yard cleanup, and painting.
  Bellevue Commons Little Bit Therapeutic Riding Center Painting the caretaker’s home (the whole house!), taking care of rain garden maintenance, weed whacking, and washing windows. The brokers will also be washing the horses’ paddock fencing and arena fencing as well as making repairs.
  Bellevue-South Mountains to Sound Greenway Restoration of the Sunset Beach area at Lake Sammamish State Park
  Bellevue-West Evergreen Court Removing ivy and blackberries, washing windows, power washing, and painting
  Capitol Hill City of Seattle  Cleaning up trash on 9 different busy streets, including two on and off ramps in the Capitol Hill neighborhood, and picking up trash and cleaning up the sidewalks
  Coupeville National Park Service/ Prairie Wayside Park Cleaning graffiti, painting, pruning hedges, scraping moss, clearing paths, picking up trash and beautifying this little gem of a park
  Edmonds Edmonds City Park At the Edmonds Marsh removing noxious Japanese knot weed
  Green Lake Local Neighbor Support Help local families with needed maintenance projects
  Greenwood Phinney Center Working with elderly families on yard projects
  Issaquah YMCA's Camp Terry Clearing trails, depositing wood chips into play areas, staining new bleachers and picnic tables around the stage and fire pit, and building a large platform for camp-goers to play games.
  Kirkland- Central McAuliffe Park Local park cleanup
  Kirkland- Northeast Attain Housing Half the group will be painting and doing yard work while the other half cleans and organizes their office
  Kirkland- Yarrow Bay Heritage Park  Landscape cleanup, view restoration, path cleaning, and weed removal.
  Lori Gill & Associates/ Property Management offices Camp Korey
  Madison Park Washington Park Arboretum Clean up
  Magnolia Community support event Hosting  a shredding, eCycle and Goodwill donation event
  Marysville Marysville Historical Society Museum Landscaping grounds of new museum
  Mercer Island Eastside Baby Corner Cleaning, sorting and prepping the baby items to be delivered that day to Eastside Baby Corner
  Mount Baker Wellspring Family Services Helping out in the Baby Boutique
  Mukilteo Mukilteo Food Bank Collect food for local food bank. Last year they collected more than 2,000 pounds of food.
  Oak Harbor Habitat for Humanity Aiding in the construction of a new duplex, including framing the ground floor,  landscaping and community garden support
  Professional Partners (Tacoma) Northwest Furniture Bank Helping out in their warehouse and loading and unloading trucks full of furniture and household goods
  Professional Partners (Tacoma) Liberty Road Foundation Helping them organize their fundraising retail store 
  Professional Partners (Tacoma) Purdy-area resident Helping an elderly resident without the resources to move personal belongings to new residence 
  Professional Partners (Tacoma) Key Peninsula area  Helping an elderly couple with necessary yard and home maintenance
  Property Management Kent Northwest Harvest Kent Warehouse Helping with food sorting for area food bank
  Pullman/Moscow Whitman County Human Society Pulling weeds, mowing lawns, doing deep clean outs, scrubbing walls and much more
  Queen Anne Food drive and making individual bag lunches for the Queen Anne Helpline Dropping bags at homes May 30 and 31; picking up and bagging lunches on June 3.
Covering the surrounding Queen Anne area of the office. 
  Redmond YWCA Family Village  Planting flowers, painting stripes in the parking lot, power washing the porches, labeling supplies, and more.
  Renton Emergency Feeding Program Cleaning up the warehouse and helping them organize the bags of food for delivery to their distribution partners.
  Sand Point NEST (North East Seattle Together) Helping six elderly families/individuals with home maintenance, including window washing, weeding, trimming bushes, removing moss and other home maintenance projects
  Seattle Property Management Green Seattle Partnership & Weekday Workers Forest Restoration at Carkeek Park
  Seattle Services & Marketing Magnuson YMCA Indoor and outdoor maintenance programs in preparation for summer programs
  Sequim East & Sunland Boys & Girls Clubs of the Olympic Peninsula Car wash fundraiser
  Shoreline North Helpline Sorting and boxing food for the food bank
  Spokane Annual Windermere Marathon/ Foundation Fundraiser
  Vashon Island Granny's Attic Clean and organize the local thrift shop. This store donates profits to local area nonprofits.
  Wall Street Mary’s Place  At the Travel Lodge near Seattle Center that was donated by Amazon.
Painting, cleaning, landscaping and getting rooms ready for new families.
  Wedgwood Wedgwood Community Council Mowing, edging, weeding and hauling away debris of public space
  West Seattle Single family residence  Painting, planting and landscaping
  Woodinville Park at Bothell Landing General maintenance and cleanup of the parks next to the Sammamish River to prep the Landing for summer crowds