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11 Local Volunteer Opportunities

Windermere’s Annual Community Service Day is almost here – it’s coming fast on Friday, June 8th, 2018!

A tradition dating back to 1984, Windermere owners, brokers, agents, and staff close up shop and coordinate with local organizations to make as much of an impact as possible. Last year, our Windermere Mercer Island office served as a drop off location for donations heading to Eastside Baby Corner and spent the day cleaning, sorting, and stocking at their Eastside, Issaquah location. And this year… we plan on doing it all over again!

If you’re unfamiliar with Eastside Baby Corner, they’re a passion-driven non-profit that supports our local communities, providing absolute essentials “for the most vulnerable children.’ By doing so, they’re able to focus on the things that matter: helping each and every child reach their “full potential tomorrow, by meeting their basic needs today.”

In commemoration with this annual Windermere event, this week we’re offering five of our favorite (though it’s hard to choose, because there are so many) places to volunteer at, the Eastside Baby Corner being the first on our list!

Another is Mary’s Place, a program dedicated to empowering homeless woman, children, and families to “reclaim their lives by providing shelter, nourishment, resources, healing and hope in a safe community.”

Third on our list is the Seattle Humane. A behemoth of local animal welfare, their mission is simple: Save Lives, Complete Families. By promoting human-animal bond they were able to provide support for nearly 7,000 pets in their 2016/17 fiscal year – and it doesn’t stop there. They also provide services and resources for the next step, after you’ve found your new best friend!

If you’re looking for a new pet, consider this blog post we created on local shelters and rescues.

HopeLink is another favorite that provides the basics to families and communities in need. By envisioning thriving communities, where “people feel secure, connected, and confident,” and analyzing detailed data that enables them to identify the issues, they’re able to make a massive impact by creating actionable steps to guide their movement. Hopelink’s Theory of Change identifies the basics for healthy individuals and families.

Last on our list today (although, like we said there are countless more) is Bike Works, which is a local, South Seattle organization that promotes activity, community, and learning experiences for youth and adults.

What are your favorite nonprofits to volunteer at, donate to, or just build awareness around?


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