About Windermere Community Service Day
Every year Windermere closes its offices for one day to help make a positive difference in our local communities. It all started in 1984 when a handful of Windermere owners and agents came together to make repairs at a local elementary school. For 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.
This year, Community Service Day will be on Friday, June 9th. Check out the projects below that the Windermere Wall Street Group will be participating in:
Windermere Wall Street/Downtown Seattle – Mary’s Place
The Wall Street office Brokers and staff will be focused on helping Mary’s Place, a Seattle-based non-profit that helps homeless families. We will be working at two Mary’s Place locations in the downtown area. One group will help with counting, sorting, and packing up donations to that will be sent out to different locations based on the needs that get submitted to Mary’s Place weekly. This helps make sure that shelters and families get the help they need as quickly as possible!
At the second location, the Wall Street office will be helping out at the Mary’s Place store processing donations , organizing the store, and helping prep food in the kitchens for lunch!
This will be the fourth year in a row that the Windermere Wall Street office has worked with Mary’s Place for Community Service Day. In the past, we have helped them at their Bell Street shelter and last year, we helped clean and prepare and old hotel that was given to them for temporary use by Amazon. It was announced recently that Amazon was giving Mary’s Place a permanent home in their new headquarters and we can’t wait to help them at their new location in the future.
Windermere Queen Anne – Queen Anne Food Bank
The Brokers and staff of the Windermere Queen Anne office are holding a food drive to benefit the Queen Anne Food Bank. They will go out in the Queen Anne community a few days prior to Community Service Day to drop off donation bags to residents with a list of needed donations. Then, on June 9th, they will go back to all of the homes, pick up the donations, sort them and take them to the food bank.
The Queen Anne Food Bank provides healthy food assistance to low-income and homeless people living in Seattle. Reducing hunger among our neighbors in need is possible through their partnerships with local businesses like the Windermere Wall Street Group and a caring community.
Windermere West Seattle – West Seattle Helpline
The West Seattle Windermere office is very much looking forward to volunteering to assist the West Seattle Helpline with their clothing outlet, The Clothesline, by sorting and organizing donations and well as laying carpet that was recently donated to them.
The West Seattle Helpline is a non-profit social service agency offering emergency assistance to West Seattle and White Center neighbors. They provide information, referrals, clothing, and financial assistance to help low-income individuals and families in need and strive to strengthen the community through “neighbors helping neighbors.”
Windermere Magnolia – Shredding, eCycle & Goodwill Donations
The Windermere Magnolia Brokers and staff will be holding a shredding and eCycle event, along with a donation drive for Goodwill. The event is free and open to everyone, so if you have documents to shred or old electronics you wish to recycle, please come to the event. You can also bring donations to be taken to Seattle-area Goodwill stores.
The event will be in the Magnolia Village on 33rd Avenue, between W McGraw St & Wheeler St (around the corner from the Farmer’s Market).
Seattle Goodwill works to address poverty and strengthen communities by preparing people for employment in the current and future marketplace. To find a local donation drop off site or to donate money, please click here.
The Windermere Wall Street Group of Seattle offices believe that by focusing first on our community, we can better understand and meet the needs of those who live within them. One way we do this is by supporting organizations that enrich the neighborhoods where we live and work. Our Brokers and staff understand that it’s traditions that bring us together and make our communities stronger.