Windermere Foundation Presents Funding to Rose City Rowing
This $3,111 Donation will Continue Rose City Rowing’s Homeless Youth Rowing Project
PORTLAND, Ore. — March 12, 2014 — Windermere Real Estate recently presented a check at its Southwest Portland branch to Rose City Rowing’s Homeless Youth Project, based in Southeast Portland, which provides rowing opportunities to youth living on the street.
Over the past nine years ago, approximately 170 homeless youth have participated in the Rose City Rowing Homeless Youth Project. Many of them have never had the opportunity to be involved with extracurricular activities and sports, especially one that takes them onto the Willamette River.
“We try to break barriers youth have for the sport and barriers they may have for themselves,” said Andrew Shannon, Rose City Rowing Program Coordinator.
This $3,111 donation will support six rowing classes of up to 25 homeless youth. Rose City Rowing coaches will instruct and encourage these youth as they develop new friendships, build confidence and learn the value of teamwork. Any youth that expresses an interest in continuing rowing beyond the length of the project is eligible for a full scholarship for Rose City Rowing’s comeptitive rowing teams.
Windermere has a long-standing tradition of assisting low-income families and giving to the community. In addition to helping Rose City Rowing Homeless Youth Project, 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 children and families in the Portland metro and north Oregon Coast area.
About Windermere Real Estate
With eleven offices spread throughout Portland, Vancouver, Lake Oswego, West Linn and the north Oregon coast, Windermere Real Estate is the leading locally owned real estate company in the area. 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. 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.
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