Foundation receives $20,000 Windermere-Edmonds donation

Oct 24, 2017
Courtesy of: Windermere Real Estate From left are the Rev. Barry Crane, North Sound Church and foundation board member; Brent Hagen, the Hagen Firm and foundation board member; Deb Anderson, executive director of the foundation; Greg Hoff, Windermere Edmonds; and Casey Auve, Auve Industries and foundation board member.

The Foundation for Edmonds School District has received a $20,000 donation from the Edmonds office of Windermere Real Estate in support of the Foundation’s Capital Van Campaign and Nourishing Network program.

“The Windermere Edmonds Brokers believe strongly in the Foundation’s Nourishing Network program,” said broker Kristine Hovde. “These are the children, in our own community, who are going hungry, and we must do what we can to care for them.”

The Nourishing Network program is a series of meals programs to help feed homeless and low-income families in the school district. The Nourishing Network distributes weekend, holiday, summer, emergency meals, farm fresh produce,and hygiene and feminine hygiene kits.

Last year, there were more than 600 documented homeless students and, on average 7,400 families participate in federal free and reduced lunch programs. Often these students leave school on Fridays and do not have another meal until Monday morning.

The program has expanded so fast that the Foundation launched a Capital Van Campaign in July. “I feel safe giving the Foundation money, and know they will take care of it like it’s their own,” said Greg Hoff, owner and designated broker of Windermere Edmonds.

“I appreciate the opportunity to contribute to such a worthy cause. I hope our contribution can make a difference and that others will consider helping this very real need in our community.”

For more than 33 years, the foundation has supported students, teachers and schools by putting money they raise where it enhances student learning the most – directly into schools and classrooms.

With an all-volunteer board and active community participants, the foundation has successfully provided Edmonds School District with a dynamic partnership in educating our children.

Donations for the Nourishing Network program can be made to the Foundation for Edmonds School District, PO Box 390, Lynnwood, WA 98046, or through www.foundationesd.org.

 

 

 

 

 

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