For the past 27 years, the Windermere Foundation has donated a portion of the proceeds from every home purchased or sold towards supporting low-income and homeless families in our communities. What started as a grassroots foundation serving families in need in Washington State has grown to encompass eleven states and raised over $30 million for programs and organizations providing shelter, food, children’s programs, emergency assistance, and other services to those who need our help most. Every time a Windermere agent sells a home, a portion of the commission goes to the Windermere Foundation.
This year Windermere is excited to announce its designation as the official real estate company of the Seattle Seahawks . What do Windermere Real Estate and the Seattle Seahawks have in common? Both got their start in Seattle in the 1970s and both are organizations who believe in giving back to our community. So when presented with the opportunity to become the Official Real Estate Company of the Seattle Seahawks, we didn’t have to think twice.
At the center of this partnership with the Seahawks is a new #tacklehomelessness campaign. The Windermere Foundation will donate $100 for every Seattle Seahawks home game tackle during the 2016 season. On the receiving end of these donations is YouthCare, a Seattle-based non-profit organization that has been providing services and support to homeless youth for more than 40 years. In addition to raising money, the #tacklehomelessness campaign will also bring awareness to the very issue of homeless youth struggling in our community. We know the Seahawks are equally committed to this important cause.
Our partnership with the Seattle Seahawks and YouthCare fits perfectly with the mission of the Windermere Foundation which is to support low-income and homeless families in the communities where we have offices. Through the #tacklehomelessnesscampaign, we hope to be able to do even more.
I’m honored to be affiliated with Windermere Real Estate and the efforts of the company and its foundation to give back to our community.