Community Involvement

A third generation Eastsider, Bob has a strong dedication to his community. Here are a few ways he has given back to the place he calls home.

Annual Klahanie Food Drive

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Bob founded the Annual Klahanie Food Drive in 1988 to benefit the Issaquah Food and Clothing Bank. Since that time, the yearly event has provided over 92 tons of food to needy families in the area.  Every year Bob publicizes the event, and then sets up a central location within Klahanie to receive donations. Pumpkins are given away to everyone who donates. Bob gives all the credit to his neighbors: “We couldn’t do this without the community’s generosity”.

"Thank you so much Bob! It was so cool to watch our families leave the building with their groceries and PUMPKINS! Happy Fall!”
Cori Walters | Executive Director | Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank

Shredding/Recycling Events

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As a community service, Bob provides a Free Shredding event at his Annual Food Drive.  Additionally, the Windermere Issaquah office hosts Free Shredding and Electronics Recycling Event twice a year, giving residents a way to safely and professionally dispose of sensitive documents and electronics that they no longer need.

 

Community Service Day

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Windermere shares Bob’s commitment to making our neighborhoods better places to live. The old adage, “many hands make light work,” has been put into practice since 1984 when Windermere launched its company-wide annual Community Service Day. All Windermere agents dedicate one day each year to work together on neighborhood improvement projects. Bob, along with the other agents in his office, roll up their sleeves and pitch in to give back to the communities where they live and work

 

Windermere For Kids

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Celebrating its 18th year, Windermere for Kids is one of the Eastside’s most cherished traditions. On Saturday, December 7th, excitement filled the chilly early morning air as brokers and team members from six Eastside Windermere offices gathered at the Target at Factoria Square Mall. Their mission? To share the spirit of the holidays with 102 local school children and their families.

 

2009 SEATTLE KingCounty REALTORS® Community Service Award

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Bob's ongoing care for the community was recognized in 2009 when he received the SEATTLE King County REALTORS® 2009 Community Service Award.

 

Windermere Cup

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The Windermere Cup got its start 33 years ago, when Windermere Real Estate founder, John Jacobi, joined up with the University of Washington to create an annual rowing event. . After that, the precedent was set for what has become one of the world's premier rowing events, and certainly a staple of Seattle's rowing community.

The regatta is held as part of Seattle’s Opening Day of Boating Season and is followed by the Seattle Yacht Club’s Opening Day Boat Parade.

 

Windermere Foundation

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If you’ve bought or sold a home through Windermere Real Estate, you’re a part of the Windermere Foundation, and you’ve made a positive difference in the lives of your neighbors in need. Every time a Windermere sales associate sells a home, a portion of the commission goes to the Windermere Foundation, a non-profit organization established in 1989. Contributions from Windermere agents combined with contributions from Windermere employees and public supporters have allowed the Windermere Foundation to distribute over $2 million annually in recent years to non-profit agencies dedicated to helping homeless and low-income families.

A significant portion of Windermere Foundation dollars go toward programs that help children. Establishing and funding literacy programs, underwriting the costs of summer camp, and providing basic necessities such as new school shoes, socks, and underwear, are among the many projects that the Windermere Foundation supports.

The Windermere Foundation presents the Issaquah Food Bank with a check for $2,500.00 The Windermere Foundation presents the Issaquah Food Bank with a check for $2,500.00

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