On June 20, a group of real estate associates from Windermere Bellevue South skipped work for a day to prove how “actions could speaker than louder than words” and help Redmond-based Friends of Youth.
The realtors volunteered their time to clean, paint and repair Friends of Youth’s Griffin Home in Renton. Their hard work gave the old building a facelift with newly-groomed garden beds, a brush-free slope and freshly-painted interior.
Most importantly, their dedication demonstrated to the at-risk youth in the home that they are not invisible or forgotten.
Griffin Home, Friends of Youth’s flagship program, has been in operation since 1954, offering a caring, therapeutic environment where troubled adolescent boys can build new hope, gain responsibility, make healthy choices and learn self-sufficiency.
Boys with behavior or conduct disorder problems receive personalized, intensive treatment and 24-hour supervision, including individual, group or family therapy, substance abuse support, life skills training, educational services including an on-site school and recreation.
Each year, Windermere employees across the West Coast give up time to improve neighborhoods through volunteerism. Co-chairs for this community service project from Windermere Real Estate-Bellevue South were Sandi Tampa and David Croppi.
For more information about Friends of Youth, visit www.friendsofyouth.org.