PORTLAND, Ore. – Winderemere Real Estate agents are taking a day off, but they’re not going on vacation. Every year the company closes its offices for a day of community service.
On Friday 300 offices across the Western United States gather together to devote their workday to making positive changes in the neighborhoods they serve.
At Rigler Elementary School, Windermere workers will be purchasing, bagging and delivering supplies to the elementary school children.
At Head Start, employees will be cleaning and preparing used books to be given as gifts to low-income children.
At Legacy Hopewell House Hospice, volunteers will be tidying up the gardens for the enjoyment of patients and their families..
At Community Warehouse, Windermere workers will be sorting linens, organizing and packaging furniture and cleaning up the storefront. The Tualatin School House Pantry will be organize and restock the food pantry.
The day of service started in 1984, when a handful of Windermere owners and agents came together to make repairs at a local elementary school.
More than thirty years later and more than one million hours of community service later, they continue this tradition.