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Windermere Community Service Day Volunteer

Community Service Day Friday, June 15th, 2012
What is Community Service Day?

Creating vibrant communities is one of the things that inspire our Windermere network to be involved in service projects that make things a little brighter for all our neighbors. Supporting the communities Windermere serves is at the core of our company’s formation and growth.

Every year since 1984, Windermere associates dedicate a day of work to complete neighborhood improvement projects as part of Windermere’s Community Service Day.

Community Service Day gives us an opportunity to give back to the communities where we live and work. We clean, landscape and repair parks, playgrounds, schools, shelters and community buildings.

After all, real estate is rooted in our communities. And an investment in our neighborhoods gives us all a better place to call home.

Each Windermere office selects a project that best serves its community needs.

For this year’s Community Service Day, Windermere’s Oak Tree staff and associates will be assisting the  Greenwood Elementary School with moving & cleaning up a few classrooms, sprucing up the grounds: removing trash, weeding flower beds, and trimming overgrowth.

Community Service Day Friday, June 15, 2012  

“On behalf of my staff, parents, and students, I want to thank you for sending the Windermere members to our school today. They did a fabulous job of helping us move furniture, clean rooms and weed the front landscape. It was so helpful to our school community.

Please give them a big thank you from all of us.  Thanks again.”

Dr. Walter M. Trotter
Principal, Greenwood Elementary

Posted on June 15, 2012 at 5:44 pm
Renee Roberts | Category: Greenwood, Seattle Neighborhoods, Uncategorized | Tagged ,

Supporting Our Neighboring Businesses With A “Cash Mob”

Many of you know that Windermere/Oak Tree is  moving to a new office this summer – to 311 N 85th St. (So excited-waiting-with-baited-breath!!!) We’ve been at 100th & Aurora for nearly 20 years, but this summer, we’ll enjoy a new building and a new neighborhood. Greenwood/Phinney Ridge!

As our way of introducing ourselves to the new neighborhood and exploring new shops, bars and restaurants, we’re selecting a business each week to “Cash Mob”. The general idea of a Cash Mob is to encourage people to go to a small, local business and spend their money en masse – well, throughout the week in our case – to give the business owner a bit of economic stimulus.

We’ve got over 50 agents & staff, hopefully most of them will participate to make a positive impact on small businesses in the community which we’ll soon be working on a daily basis. Maybe we’ll find our new favorite hole-in-the-wall antique shop, restaurant, coffee shop or bar.

Our first “CashMob” business selection is Herkimer Coffee located at 7320 Greenwood Avenue North, Seattle, WA 98103.

Herkimer Coffee roasts their beans on site!

Despite Greenwood Avenue North’s current road construction/repaving phase, I was able to find parking within a ½ block.  Herkimer Coffee does their own roasting on-site, has free wi-fi and very friendly service brewing up tasty lattes with pretty foam, tea, beans, and a good selection of pastries. Ironically, our first “cash Mob” business is a “cash only” business – so next time you have some folding money in your pocket, stop by!

Stay tuned for next week’s “Windermere Cash Mob” and join us. If you decide to stop by one of the local Greenwood-Phinney neighborhood businesses we select, tell them you heard about it from Windermere/Oak Tree – Soon to be Windermere Greenwood!!



Posted on May 24, 2012 at 5:21 pm
Renee Roberts | Category: Greenwood, Phinney Ridge, Seattle Neighborhoods, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , ,