Windermere Foundation Donates Nearly $200,000 to Forty Nonprofits in 2013
Portland, Ore. — January 27, 2014 — Windermere Cronin & Caplan Realty Group, Inc. (Windermere) supported more than forty charitable organizations throughout Oregon and southwest Washington in 2013. Nearly $200,000 was given to organizations supporting low-income and homeless children and families in our communities.
The donations were distributed year round throughout the Portland metro area, the north Oregon coast, Lake Oswego, West Linn and Vancouver, Wash. Beneficiaries included Providence Portland Medical Foundation, Girls Inc., New Avenues for Youth, Doernbecher Children's Hospital, Food 4 Kids in Seaside, Children’s Justice Center in Vancouver and more.
“Our end of year donation amount represents more than the act of writing checks throughout the year,” said Joan Allen, Windermere co-owner and Windermere Foundation co-chair. “The agents in our company initiated creative ways to raise money for all these worthy causes, having fun together with a common goal of strengthening our community. I am really proud to say we garnered 100% participation from agents, staff and owners.”
Ideas are already being generated for 2014 fundraising in order to continue the Windermere Foundation’s purpose of building and sustaining strong local communities.
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 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, Realtors 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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