Tuesday, November 13, 2012
In keeping with their annual tradition, four Windermere Real Estate offices in the Gorge are hosting Windermere’s “Share the Warmth” coat and blanket drive; community members are invited to take part and help their neighbors in need this winter by donating coats and blankets.
Now through Dec. 19, community members can bring blankets and new or gently used, laundered coats (for adults and children) to any of the following Windermere/Glenn Taylor Real Estate offices. Donation drop-off hours are listed below. Local non-profit organizations will distribute donated items to those in need.
n Hood River, 504 Cascade Avenue, 541-386-3444, Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
n The Dalles, OR – 207 West 3rd St., 541-298-4451, weekdays 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Saturdray 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
n Bingen, 900 West Steuben, 509-493-4666, Monday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
n Stevenson, 220 SW Second St., 509-427-2777, Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Hats and gloves are also accepted.
More than 30 Windermere offices in Oregon and Southwest Washington are collecting coats and blankets for their neighbors in need this winter. For a complete list of participating offices, community members should call 503-220-1145.
Windermere Real Estate has a long-standing tradition of giving back to the community. In addition to hosting the annual “Share the Warmth” donation drive, the company’s agents participate in annual community service projects and donate a portion of their commission to the Windermere Foundation, a non-profit organization that helps homeless and low-income families in the communities served by Windermere.
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