The Well in the Desert is a non-profit organization that provides clothing, showers and a cooling center 7 days a week, plus nutritious hot meals 5 days a week. They offer emergency food assistance, weekly supplemental food distribution and a wide array of services through advocacy to those affected by poverty, including the working poor, the homeless, seniors, veterans, the handicapped and others in the western end of the Coachella Valley. They fuel programs for poverty prevention, direct services for poverty intervention, and execute an organized effort to advocate for the poor.

This year the Windermere Homes & Estates Desert offices chose The Well in the Desert as the beneficiary of their holiday food drive. Agents and staff members alike collected what ended up being an amazing amount of items, delivered a week before the Thanksgiving holiday.

To quote manager Bryan Arnond, “We had 2 full (and I mean FULL!!!) car loads of food, clothes, and personal care items that we dropped off this past weekend. As we unloaded the cars, the organizers of the event were in awe at the amount of items we had collected & donated. It was truly AMAZING!!! We donated thousands of items accounting for hundreds of pounds of food to help those in our local community in need.”

Should you be interested in learning more about The Well in the Desert please check out their website here.

We here at Windermere wish you bounty and peace during this holiday season.

*About Windermere Homes & Estates*

Windermere Real Estate is the largest regional real estate company in the Western U.S. with over 300 offices and 6,500 agents serving communities in Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Mexico. Last year, Windermere closed 77,000 home sales for more than $36.7 billion in dollar volume. The Windermere family has a proud heritage of serving our neighbors via the Windermere Foundation which funds services for low-income and homeless families. Since 1989, the Windermere Foundation has contributed more than $40 million towards improving lives in the communities where we live and work. For more information, visit windermere.com.

Windermere Homes & Estates donates a portion of the proceeds from every home purchased or sold to the Windermere Foundation, which supports low-income and homeless families in the community. What started in 1989 as a grassroots foundation serving families in need in Washington state has grown to encompass eleven states and has raised over $38 million for programs and organizations that provide shelter, clothing, children’s programs, emergency assistance and other services to those who need our help the most.

Windermere Homes & Estates was founded by Rich Johnson in 2013 and has been setting the standard ever since. The forward-thinking company has opened 17 offices and hired more than 500 agents with awards such as the Brokerage Achievement of Excellence and the Standards of Ethics, awarded by the San Diego Association of Realtors® (SDAR). Creating a “3rd place” for agents to collaborate and connect on a daily basis both virtually and in person has been a key factor in Windermere Homes & Estates’ success.