Windermere Foundation Presents Funding to St. Andrew’s Nativity
This $2,400 Donation will Supply a Community Garden Education Program
PORTLAND, Ore. — March 12, 2014 — Windermere Real Estate recently presented a check at its Northwest Portland branch to St. Andrew’s Nativity School, located in North Portland, which provides an academically challenging curriculum to low-income, at-risk middle school students and is tuition free.
Most of the students who attend St. Andrews are behind their peers in reading, math and science. This strategic model, incorporating a school day that begins at 7 a.m. and lasts until 5 p.m., along with summer school for every student, has proven to move students up five grade levels so they can successfully continue their eduction in high school and beyond.
Carolyn Becic, President of St. Andrews Nativity School, credits much of the success to the teachers. “When kids see that people believe in them, they start believing in themselves,” she said.
St. Andrews Nativity School will use the $2,400 donation to purchase supplies for a community garden in support of its “Open to Growth in Food” program. Students will learn how to grow and cook food for good nutrition and health.
Windermere has a long-standing tradition of assisting low-income families and giving to the community. In addition to helping St. Andrew’s Nativity School Community Garden, 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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