Melissa Tetz, ABR, CDPE

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Windermere Foundation Blog

Please Donate to Our Kicks for Kids Sneaker Drive

While many kids enjoy the final days of summer, their families are getting ready for the upcoming school year. Sadly, the thought of going back to school can be a stressful time for some kids, because they don’t have something that most of us take for granted—a pair of shoes.

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Posted on 7 August 2014 | 5:13 pm

Mid-Year Foundation Report

Helping children get through the school year and more.

Thanks to your donations, the Windermere Foundation has been able to disburse nearly $840,000 to non-profit organizations throughout our network, during the first half of 2014. This included 269 grants, with an average grant size of $3,121—grants that support programs like weekend meals for school kids.

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Posted on 4 August 2014 | 9:05 pm

Celebrating 25 Years of the Windermere Foundation

This year marks the 25th anniversary of the Windermere Foundation. What started in 1989 as a grassroots foundation serving families in need in the Seattle area, has grown to encompass ten states and has raised over $26 million for programs and organizations that provide shelter, clothing, children’s programs, emergency assistance, and other services to those who need our help the most.

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Posted on 30 June 2014 | 5:00 pm

Windermere First Quarter 2014 Summary

The Windermere Foundation disbursed $276,547 to non-profit organizations during the first quarter of 2014, including 117 grants, with an average grant size of $2,364.

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Posted on 10 June 2014 | 6:34 pm

GiveBIG to the Windermere Foundation on May 6!

This year, Windermere is participating in the fourth annual Seattle Foundation GiveBIG event! The Seattle Foundation's GiveBIG is a one-day, online charitable giving event to inspire people to give generously to nonprofit organizations who make our region a healthier and more vital place to live.

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Posted on 6 May 2014 | 2:45 pm

Windermere Foundation "Agents of Change" newsletter

Working together to change lives and renew hope in your community


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Posted on 2 May 2014 | 7:06 pm

Windermere Foundation 25th Anniversary Charity Challenge

Last week we announced the start of the Windermere Foundation 25th Anniversary Charity Challenge and we couldn’t be more excited by the results! Almost 19,000 people have voted to help determine which five organizations will each win a $25,000 donation from the Windermere Foundation.

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Posted on 24 March 2014 | 6:22 pm

Supporting programs that help low-income and homeless families for over 25 years.

For the past 25 years, the Windermere Foundation has donated a portion of the proceeds from every home purchased or sold through Windermere towards supporting low-income and homeless families in our communities.

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Posted on 14 March 2014 | 5:58 pm

‘Tis the Season of Giving at Windermere

Some of the best gifts received are the ones least expected. Across the country we’re seeing stories about generous individuals giving anonymously to help brighten the holidays for those in need – like paying off the balances of layaway bills or paying for a family’s extended stay at a motel so that they won’t end up in the streets. These acts of kindness and giving are truly inspiring.

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Posted on 24 December 2013 | 6:38 pm

Warm Toes and Warm Hearts

On November 16, attendees from selected Spokane area schools, Anna Ogden Hall, a women’s shelter, and Family Promise, a homeless transition program, were able to select boots at the Windermere Annual Boots & Gloves event. This event has been put on each year since 1999, through a long standing partnership with Windermere and Big 5 Sporting Goods. At the event, 119 pairs of boots were selected and 114 packages of socks were distributed to those who attended. (Gloves were not available this year due to inventories not being available in time for the event.) Agents from all the Spokane area Windermere offices were there to assist the kids while they picked out their boots and a package of socks.

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Posted on 27 November 2013 | 6:30 pm