Kamuela, HI, August 15, 2014 --(PR.com
)-- Windermere Real Estate, a leading independent luxury real estate firm operating in the Big Island of Hawaii, has once again reached out to the less fortunate members of the community through its non-profit arm, the Windermere Foundation.
The foundation has released a generous amount totaling $276,547 during the first quarter of 2014, in the form of 117 grants to non-profit organizations, with an average grant size of $2,364. In approving such grants, Windermere hopes to fulfill its mission: To raise and provide funds to support assistance programs for low-income and homeless families.
Currently celebrating its 25th anniversary, the Windermere Foundation began as a grassroots organization serving families in need in the state of Washington, by providing shelter, clothing, children’s programs, emergency assistance, and other services.
Today, its operations cover ten states, with a particular focus on children’s needs. In fact, 43.57% of the Windermere Foundation’s funds were used to support youth/child programs, especially literacy programs, summer camps, and provision of basic necessities such as new school shoes, socks, and underwear. Moreover, through its non-profit partners, the foundation has helped furnish emergency and transitional housing, and subsidize costs for day care, scholarships, and employment counseling, placement and training, among other programs.
Since 1989, the foundation has raised over $26 million for its programs in two ways: 1) by collecting part of the sales commission from each Windermere Real Estate transaction; and from the individual contributions of its over 7,000 agents from its 300 offices, as well as its staff and friends, through public and private fundraising events.
“The Windermere Foundation is certainly committed to helping others and to this end, we have lined up a series of fundraisers. This year, we set a goal of raising two million dollars this 2014, and we are proud to have reached 25 percent of that target. We invite more people to support our cause so that we may continue giving back to the community,” explained Windermere’s Harold Clarke.
To make a donation and learn more about the advocacy and the people behind Windermere Foundation, visitwww.windermere.com/foundation.
For more information on Windermere Real Estate/C and H Properties, contact Harold Clarke, the award-winning luxury real estate expert who is also the founder of LuxuryBigIsland.com, by calling 808 443 1320 or emailing Harold@LuxuryBigIsland.com.
Harold has made a name for himself as one of the most successful real estate agents in Hawaii, having achieved “Top 100 Realtors in Hawaii" status within an unheard of 2 years of obtaining his license. Harold is year after year in the top 1% of sales by volume on the Big Island. His deep knowledge and broad reach have attracted the most exclusive listings across all of the Big Island resorts, and Harold is now the key to the best in luxury real estate on the Big Island.
About: Harold is the key to the most exclusive neighborhoods of the Big Island, Hawaii. Every year since 2008, Harold has been named a Top Real Estate Producer by Hawaii Business Magazine, which also put him in the Hawaii Business Magazine's Top 100 Realtors Hall of Fame. His deep knowledge and broad reach have attracted the most exclusive listings across all of the Big Island resorts. To learn more about these properties, call him at 808 443 1320 or email Harold@LuxuryBigIsland.com.