Windermere Shoreline Foundation Program

Vision House and Windermere Shoreline

Windermere Shoreline donation to Vision House

If you’ve bought or sold a home through Windermere Real Estate in Shoreline, you’re a part of the Windermere Foundation, and you’ve made a positive difference in the lives of your neighbors in need.

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

Housing Is Our Business
Helping homeless and low-income families is a natural extension of our business. Non-profit agencies receiving Windermere Foundation dollars have furnished emergency and transitional housing and much more.

Creating Opportunities For Low-Income And Homeless Children
A significant portion of Windermere Foundation dollars go toward programs that help children, providing basic necessities such as new school shoes, socks, and underwear.  We believe that building a child’s self-esteem is an investment in our future.

For the 2013 calendar year, Windermere Shoreline has continued the tradition of donating our office foundation funds to local Shoreline organizations. Vision House, is a Christian-based non-profit that has been successfully providing transitional housing, child care and support services to homeless mothers and their children, and separately to men recovering from drug or alcohol addiction, for nearly 25 years. With the opening of a new facility in Shoreline the end of 2013, the agency now owns and operates five transitional housing facilities in Renton, Burien and Shoreline. All facilities have been built debt-free! Vision House can now support approximately 180 individuals per year.

In Dale Turner Checkaddition, Windermere Shoreline donated foundation funds to the local Dale Turner YMCA, which supports local children, families and seniors in our community.

A warm thank you to our broker’s, our clients and our community.

Posted on June 25, 2014 at 12:20 pm
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Windermere Shoreline Foundation Program

Vision House and Windermere Shoreline

Windermere Shoreline donation to Vision House

If you’ve bought or sold a home through Windermere Real Estate in Shoreline, you’re a part of the Windermere Foundation, and you’ve made a positive difference in the lives of your neighbors in need.

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

Housing Is Our Business
Helping homeless and low-income families is a natural extension of our business. Non-profit agencies receiving Windermere Foundation dollars have furnished emergency and transitional housing and much more.

Creating Opportunities For Low-Income And Homeless Children
A significant portion of Windermere Foundation dollars go toward programs that help children, providing basic necessities such as new school shoes, socks, and underwear.  We believe that building a child’s self-esteem is an investment in our future.

For the 2013 calendar year, Windermere Shoreline has continued the tradition of donating our office foundation funds to local Shoreline organizations. Vision House, is a Christian-based non-profit that has been successfully providing transitional housing, child care and support services to homeless mothers and their children, and separately to men recovering from drug or alcohol addiction, for nearly 25 years. With the opening of a new facility in Shoreline the end of 2013, the agency now owns and operates five transitional housing facilities in Renton, Burien and Shoreline. All facilities have been built debt-free! Vision House can now support approximately 180 individuals per year.

In Dale Turner Checkaddition, Windermere Shoreline donated foundation funds to the local Dale Turner YMCA, which supports local children, families and seniors in our community.

A warm thank you to our broker’s, our clients and our community.

Posted on June 25, 2014 at 12:20 pm
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Coming of light rail and real estate investments in Seattle?

file0001184483125A landmark Seattle apartment building across the street from the University District’s future light rail station traded hands Tuesday for $13 million.

Gerry Pigotti of Gibraltar/Persus Capital Partners in Seattle said the proximity of University Manor Apartments to the station played a “huge role” in his decision to buy the property. Read the full article here.

Posted on May 13, 2014 at 2:59 pm
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Shoreline: Name Trivia

Throughout the history of the Shoreline area, beauty and abundant natural resources have attracted people to call Shoreline home. In the early days, it was the arrival of the Great North Railroad in Richmond Beach that spurred growth. Many years of rich history followed, ushering the city of Shoreline to present day. Community names we are familiar with come from places and names of historical figures. Shoreline, Lake Forest Park, Innis Arden, Richmond Beach, Aurora Avenue and Ronald Bog Park are some examples. Do you know where these names came from? (data source: Shoreline or Steamers, Stumps and Strawberries by LouAnn Bivins)

Shoreline was used for the first time to describe the school district. Shoreline was a winning entry submitted by Marilyn Buckner, a Lake City student at the time. Her prize was a $25 bond in 1944.

Lake Forest Park was named for Lake Forest, Illinois, by Edward Cox, a Lake Washington steamer captain around 1910.

Innis Arden was named after Mrs. Boeing’s girlhood home in Connecticut.

Richmond (Beach) was named for Richmond, England, the ancestral home of George Fisher, a Shoreline homesteader in 1890. The word beach was added in 1910 by the post office.

Aurora Avenue was chosen by Dr. Edward C. Kilbourne to commemorate his home town in Illinois.

Ronald Bog Park

Ronald Bog Park is one of several places honoring Judge James Ronald, former Seattle mayor. The other sites named after Judge Ronald include the former grade school, the former Interurban stop, the district, the Ronald Sewer District and finally the Ronald Methodist Church in 1974.

Sources:
Shoreline or Steamers, Stumps and Strawberries by LouAnn Bivins
cityofshoreline.com

Posted on April 26, 2014 at 4:41 pm
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