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Windermere Foundation Presents Funding to Community Transitional School
This $2,750 Donation will Support the Transportation Program
PORTLAND, Ore. — September 24, 2013 — Windermere Cronin & Caplan Realty Group, Inc. recently presented a check at its Raleigh Hills branch to Community Transitional School, an elementary and middle school located in Northeast Portland that serves homeless youth. The $2,750 donation will be used to transport homeless youth to and from school from any location necessary, while providing some stability and structure in their tumultuous lives.
Studies show a correlation between student academic success and staying in one school. Community Transitional School provides a stable educational environment for homeless and low-income students by ensuring that their students can get to school. Four bus routes covering 120 square miles in and around Portland pick students up from run-down apartments, homeless shelters, domestic violence shelters, and even cars or vans — regardless of where or how many times they move.
Windermere has a long-standing tradition of assisting low-income families and giving to the community. In addition to helping Community Transitional School, Windermere associates participate in annual community service projects and donate a portion of every commission to the Windermere Foundation — a nonprofit organization that has raised and donated more than $2,000,000 to programs that support low-income and homeless families in the Portland metro and north Oregon Coast area.
About Windermere Cronin & Caplan Realty Group Inc./Stellar Group
Windermere Cronin & Caplan Realty Group, Inc./Stellar Group has had a strong presence in the local real estate market for forty years, handling residential and commercial real estate transactions from offices in Portland, Vancouver, Lake Oswego, West Linn and the northern Oregon Coast. The locally owned and managed firm is an affiliate of Windermere Real Estate, the leading residential real estate network in the West with more than 7,000 associates in more than 300 offices.
About the Windermere Foundation
For every home that is bought or sold through Windermere, Realtors donate a portion of their commission to the Windermere Foundation, which supports low-income and homeless families in our communities. What started in 1989 as a grassroots foundation has grown to encompass ten states and has raised $25 million for programs and organizations that provide shelter, clothing, children’s programs, emergency assistance, and other services to those who need our help most.
In Oregon, Windermere has raised more than $2,000,000 for the Windermere Foundation in support of local organizations offering housing and services to homeless and low-income families. Organizations such as Bridge Meadows, New Avenues for Youth, and Providence Portland Medical Foundation’s guest housing were included in the 2012 giving.