Windermere Foundation Presents Funding to
Big Brothers Big Sisters Columbia Northwest
This $5,600 Donation will Support the Mentorship of Five Youth
PORTLAND, Ore. — February 5, 2014 — Windermere Real Estate (Windermere) recently presented a check at its Westmoreland branch to Big Brothers Big Sisters Columbia Northwest, a nonprofit organization located in northeast Portland that provides children experiencing adversity with a strong, enduring relationship with a mentor— changing their lives for the better.
Big Brothers Big Sisters Columbia Northwest will use the $5,600 to provide mentoring, guidance and support to five children in need for one full year. Big Brothers Big Sisters serves more low-income children in the Portland/Vancouver metro area than any other nonprofit organization.
Windermere has a long-standing tradition of assisting low-income families and giving to the community. In addition to helping Big Brothers Big Sisters Columbia Northwest, 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 million to programs that support low-income and homeless families in the Portland metro and north Oregon Coast area.
About Windermere Real Estate
Windermere Real Estate 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 north 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. Localized real estate information can be found at: windermereportland.com (Portland metro), windermereoregoncoast.com (north Oregon coast) and windermerevancouver.com (Vancouver).
About the Windermere Foundation
For every home that is bought or sold through Windermere, brokers donate a portion of each commission to the Windermere Foundation, which supports low-income and homeless children and families in our communities. What started in 1989 as a grassroots foundation has grown to encompass ten states and has raised nearly $27 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 million for the Windermere Foundation. Organizations such as Bridge Meadows, New Avenues for Youth, and Providence Portland Medical Foundation’s guest housing have been supported. More information can be found at www.windermere.com/foundation.
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