Posted June 18 2010, 1:35 AM PDT by Katherine Garsi

Support local YMCAs and tweet with us on Windermere’s Community Service Day

Posted in Windermere by Katherine Garsi

Today is Windermere Real Estate's 26h Annual Community Service Day. Windermere agents will be completing service projects in our neighborhoods across the West. Community Service Day gives us an opportunity to give back to the communities where we live and work.

Every year since 1984, Windermere associates dedicate a day of work to complete neighborhood improvement projects as part of Windermere's Community Service Day. Each Windermere office selects a project that best serves its community needs.

Tweet with us today to support local YMCA programs!
Join us on Twitter as we share local projects as they happen. Tweet with us using the hashtag #wrecsd on June 18, 2010 and the Windermere Foundation will donate $1 per tweet to the Windermere Kids at the Y fund (up to $25,000),  supporting 10 local YMCAs.

Look for Windermere volunteers giving their time on projects like these:

Office
Organization and project

Aberdeen-Grays Harbor
Coast Harvest Food Bank. Assisting in the sorting, storing and packaging of food.

Ashland
The Cottage, which is the Easter Seals Oregon. Six Windermere offices, Ashland, Eagle Point, Jacksonville Fifth Street, Medford-Investors, Medford-Van Vleet and Shady Cove will install a fence for a children's play area, build a ramp for visitors with mo

Auburn
Childhaven. Landscaping maintenance around the facility.

Bellevue Commons
Little Bit Therapeutic Riding Center. Painting horseshoes and jumping poles, cleaning and general maintenance.

Bellevue South
Mamma's Hands. Building vegetable gardens, rebuilding deck areas, landscaping and gardening and general maintenance.

Bellingham- Bakerview
Boys and Girls Club in Blaine. Repaint the interior of the club, yard maintenance, repainting basketball court and resodding field.

Bend
Bend Community Center. Landscaping and painting.

Boise-Richard B. Smith
Jesse Tree. Assisting an organization that helps homeowners stay in their homes.

Bonney Lake- Lake Tapps
Local food bank. Coordinating a community food drive.

Cannon Beach
Seaside Victory Gardens. Gardens will be used to grow fruit and vegetables for local food banks. The office will be painting the tool shed and working in the garden.

Centralia
Historic Fox Theatre in Centralia.

Clackamas- Metro East
Oregon Food Bank. Assisting in the sorting, storing and packaging of food.

Eagle Point
The Cottage, which is the Easter Seals Oregon. Six Windermere offices, Ashland, Eagle Point, Jacksonville Fifth Street, Medford-Investors, Medford-Van Vleet and Shady Cove will install a fence for a children's play area, build a ramp for visitors with mo

Edmonds
Westgate Elementary. Returning for major clean up and landscaping.

Eugene
Food For Lane County Community Garden.

Gearhart
Seaside Victory Gardens. Gardens will be used to grow fruit and vegetables for local food banks. The office will be painting the tool shed and working in the garden.

Graham
Bethel School District. School yard work at two locations.

Hillsboro
Community Action. Landscaping and general maintenance.

Issaquah
Compassion House. Landscaping.

Jacksonville Fifth Street
The Cottage, which is the Easter Seals Oregon. Six Windermere offices, Ashland, Eagle Point, Jacksonville Fifth Street, Medford-Investors, Medford-Van Vleet and Shady Cove will install a fence for a children's play area, build a ramp for visitors with mo

Kahului-Maui
Kaunoa Senior Center. Working on a landscaping project.

Kingston
Public trail system. Working with other local volunteers.

Kona-Big Island
Kahakai Elementary. Lunch program.

Lake Chelan
Habitat for Humanity. Building siding and landscaping.

Lake Oswego
Medical Teams International. Packaging medical supplies and equipment and preparing them for overseas shipment.

Lynnwood
Community Garden for Lynnwood Food Bank. Building planter boxes and signs.

Maple Valley
Fred Habenicht Park and Black Diamond Ridge community area working in conjunction King County Parks and Recreation to prepare for summer visitors.

Medford-Investors
The Cottage, which is the Easter Seals Oregon. Six Windermere offices, Ashland, Eagle Point, Jacksonville Fifth Street, Medford-Investors, Medford-Van Vleet and Shady Cove will install a fence for a children's play area, build a ramp for visitors with mo

Medford-Van Vleet
The Cottage, which is the Easter Seals Oregon. Six Windermere offices, Ashland, Eagle Point, Jacksonville Fifth Street, Medford-Investors, Medford-Van Vleet and Shady Cove will install a fence for a children's play area, build a ramp for visitors with mo

Mill Creek
YMCA in Mill Creek. Doing construction projects and hosting a community BBQ.

Monmouth
YMCA. Community swim day with free ice cream and discount admission.

Mukilteo
Mukilteo Food Bank. Donating and collecting food at various locations in the community.

Oak Harbor
Two projects at local Headstart and adopting a park from the city. At Headstart working on general maintenance and cleanup. At the park, The park was abandon several years ago until the office began cleaning it up. Others laughed saying no one would use t

Port Orchard
Senior housing. Cleaning up and taking care of landscaping for seniors in need.

Port Townsend
Port Townsend Mainstreet Program. Landscape maintenance and clean-up work in the historic downtown area of the city, for the Port Townsend Mainstreet Program non-profit group. Mainstreet Communities throughout the country are committed to the preservation

Portland Heights
Ainsworth Elementary School. Sanding, cleaning, painting and organizing around the school.

Portland NE - Broadway
Northwest Children's' Outreach. The office has been holding a drive collecting diapers, clothing, shoes, toys, books and more for the past month. On Community Service Day, they will be sorting donations and creating care packages from those donations and

Portland- NW Johnson
Friendly House. Sprucing up indoor and outdoor spaces.

Portland- Raleigh Hills
Hopewell House Hospice. Planting flowers along walkways to improve views and taking care of general maintenance.

Poulsbo-North Kitsap
Raab Park. Rehabbing a music stage in the park to hold community concerts and music festivals. Partnered with Home Depot to help with the build and provide supplies.

Property Management- Bellevue
Camp Korey.

Puyallup - Canyon Road
Pullman Parks and Recreation. Beatification project on South Grand Avenue, Pullman, WA.

Salem
Marion-Polk Food Share. Sorting and packaging items for distribution, and tending to the organization's vegetable garden.

Seattle-Green Lake
Daniel Bagley Elementary. Working on their new "Outdoor Classroom" area assisting with various projects including construction of a shed and benches as well as a work table. If time will get in a little weeding!

Seattle-Lake Forest Park
Ballinger (Low-income) Homes

Seattle-Lakeview
BF Day Elementary School

Seattle-Northgate
Olympic View Elementary School. Planting flower beds.

Seattle-Oak Tree
Greenwood Elementary school.

Seattle-Queen Anne
McClure Middle School & Queen Anne Community Center. Working on a very large landscaping project and some painting.

Seattle-Sand Point
Magnuson Park YMCA.

Seattle-Wedgwood
Theodora. A HUD 202 serving older adults who have an income less that 50% poverty.

Seattle-West Seattle
West Seattle and White Center Food Banks. Partnering with the Fauntleroy office to collect food. On Wednesday prior to CSD, the offices will canvass the neighborhood, dropping off grocery bags with a note attached explaining who they are, what they are do

Seattle-West Seattle/ Fauntleroy
West Seattle and White Center Food Banks. Partnering with the West Seattle office to collect food. On Wednesday prior to CSD, the offices will canvass the neighborhood, dropping off grocery bags with a note attached explaining who they are, what they are

Services - Oregon & SW Washington
The Children's Book Bank. Repairing, sorting and packaging children's books.

Services Company
Ryther Child Center. Landscaping and gardening the grounds and play areas.

Shady Cove
The Cottage, which is the Easter Seals Oregon. Six Windermere offices, Ashland, Eagle Point, Jacksonville Fifth Street, Medford-Investors, Medford-Van Vleet and Shady Cove will install a fence for a children's play area, build a ramp for visitors with mo

Shoreline
Dale Turner YMCA in Shoreline. Helping staff prepare for the up coming Summer camps provided for the youth in the area. This will include projects such as: painting 100's of ceramic tiles for awards for the kids, potting Plants to beautify the sign in are

Spokane-City Group
Garden of Hope for Ronald McDonald House. Taking a vacant lot and transforming into a garden.

St. Helens
Columbia Pacific Food Bank. Tending to the community garden.

Tri-Cities - Kennewick
YMCA. Re-do the landscaping at their soon to be new location with the Tri-Cities - Richland office.

Tri-Cities - Richland
YMCA. Re-do the landscaping at their soon to be new location with the Tri-Cities - Richland office.

Waimea-Big Island
Waimea Charter Middle School.

Whidbey Island- Freeland
Local Parks Department. Building a bike skills course at rec center they are developing to create a nice fun, safe place for kids on the island.

Yakima
YWCA Battered Women's Shelter of Yakima. Remodeling a safehouse for Women and children. Rod's House. Collecting basic necessities for a safehouse for homeless.

Let us know in the comments if you see any Windermere volunteers in your neighborhood or send a tweet! Remember each tweet with the hashtag #wrecsd will benefit the Windermere Kids at the Y fund!

This post was written by Katherine Garsi.


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