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Windermere donated $200,000 in 2013

Windermere Cronin & Caplan Realty Group, Inc. (Windermere) supported more than 40 charitable organizations throughout Oregon and southwest Washington in 2013. Nearly $200,000 was given to organizations supporting low-income and homeless children and families in our communities, with a portion of that going to nonprofit organizations based in Lake Oswego, such as Candlelighters for Children with Cancer and Northwest Children’s Outreach.

The donations were distributed year round throughout Lake Oswego, West Linn, the Portland metro area, the north Oregon coast and Vancouver, Wash. Beneficiaries included Providence Portland Medical Foundation, Girls Inc., New Avenues for Youth, Doernbecher Children’s Hospital, Food 4 Kids in Seaside, Children’s Justice Center in Vancouver and more.

Ideas are already being generated for 2014 fundraising in order to continue the Windermere Foundation’s purpose of building and sustaining strong local communities.

Foundation completes seven projects in 2013

The Home Builders Foundation (HBF) completed seven construction projects valued at $1.76 million for area organizations providing shelter and transitional housing for the homeless during 2013, and $615,000 of this value was donated in the form of in-kind or heavily discounted labor and materials from members of the Home Builders Association (HBA) and others in the local home building industry.

Projects included a major renovation of the Goose Hollow Family Shelter operated by Portland Homeless Family Solutions and a major expansion of The Harbor, an addiction recovery center for homeless men operated by the Portland Rescue Mission. Additional projects included shelter kitchen remodels, interior and exterior painting and projects designed to enhance the appearance and comfort of shelters.

The HBF has three major projects planned for 2014, including a transitional housing facility for youth at risk of homelessness in Oregon’s foster care system, a major renovation of a domestic violence shelter in Clackamas County and an energy retrofit of a homeless youth facility.

The HBF is also interested in recruiting commercial builders as their projects get larger, and partnering with job training organizations through its scholarship program to meet workforce needs of the home building industry.

To learn more, visit hbapdx.org.

Workshop on selecting paint colors offered

Caryl K. Hoffman of CK Hoffman Design is offering a free workshop on how to select the perfect paint colors for your project from 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Sherwin Williams store located at 15659 Lower Boones Ferry Road, Lake Oswego. Light refreshments and a door prize will be offered. Sign up at the store or email Hoffman at carylkhoffman@gmail.com. More workshops are planned for March and April.

Hoffman is now offering construction services through her partner Mira Homes and is able to do interior and exterior painting, decks, fences and custom homes. The partners are currently working on a spec house on NW Hazeltine in Forest Heights. You can follow the progress on Hoffman’s Houzz profile at houzz.com/pro/ckhoffmandesign.

Hoffman was named Best of Houzz for 2013. Learn more on her website ckhoffmandesign.com.

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