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Our Mission: "Coldwell Banker Danforth in the Community is committed to giving back to the communities in which we work through service projects and financial support."

  

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
THANK YOU VOLUNTEERS!!

On June 23rd, a team of volunteers gathered on a rainy day at the Woods at Golden Given to help prepare the foundation for a future Habitat home. This was our fourth year building in this community. It is amazing to see how the neighborhood has come together and to see families living in the homes we have helped build over the years. Thank you team!

WALL OF HOPE

Thank you Jack and Vicki Angus for representing Danforth in the Community at the Pierce County Habitat for Humanity's raising of the Wall of Hope this past Saturday. As a long time sponsor of Habitat, we were given a 2X6 stud to write messages for a future Habitat homeowner. At our awards banquet this past February, our brokers covered this board with messages of hope and encouragement. On June 25th, this board became a permanent part of a future Habitat homeowner’s house. Thank you to all of you who took a moment to write a message and to Jack and Vicki Angus who represented Danforth in the Community at the Raising the Wall of Hope event.

BIKE HELMET GIVEAWAY

Danforth in the Community was able to donate bike helmets to the students in Mrs. Keiser’s 5th grade class at Olympic View Elementary School.  The counselor and teacher work together to do a safety program every Friday for the class. They talk about all sorts of issues and this spring, they were focusing on road safety. As they talked, they discovered that only three of the twenty-eight students in her class owned a helmet!  Olympic View is a Title 1 school, which means that all the families receive free and reduced breakfast and lunch and a vast majority of the students come from families in poverty.  The teacher coordinated a visit from a Washington State Patrol Officer, Doug Clevenger, and, thanks to Coldwell in the Community, surprised the kids with their new helmets!  Many of the kids jumped up and cheered when the helmets were brought out and they were very enthusiastic about getting them fitted properly and making sure that they were wearing them correctly. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Danforth in the Community was able to give funds to the Foundation for Edmonds School District’s “Nourishing Network”. This program provides weekend meals for the homeless students in their district. They currently have 600 documented homeless children that they support and 145 that they feed weekly.


 
 

 

 
 
A donation was made of  100 drawstring backpacks for their weekend backpack feeding program where backpacks full of food are sent home with students in need over the weekend.


 

 
 
 
 
A donation was made to Shoreline PTA Council’s “The Works” program. “The Works” provides clothing, hygiene products and school supplies to children in need in the Shoreline School District.


 

 
 
 
 
 
A donation was made to the Multi-Service Center’s Summer Feeding Program. This program provides lunches Monday – Friday during the summer to children in the Federal Way area who may not otherwise have a source of nutrition when school is out.

 


 

 
 
 
 
Danforth in the Community was excited to be an event sponsor for the Highline Kiwanis annual pancake breakfast. Funds raised at this breakfast go towards their various work with children in need throughout the year.

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
A donation was made to the Red Canoe Credit Union’s annual “Fill the Canoe” school supply drive. Supplies and funds collected during this drive are matched by Red Canoe Credit Union. The supplies collected are distributed to students in need in our community.

ANGLE LAKE BACK TO SCHOOL RESOURCE FAIR

We were excited to once again be an event sponsor for the Angle Lake Back to School Resource Fair. This event provides backpacks, school supplies, dental care checks and more to families in need in Seatac. As part of our sponsorship, we helped stuff backpacks with school supplies before the event and a team of volunteers helped distribute the filled backpacks at the event which was held on August 11th at Valley Ridge Park.

 
 

As a long time sponsor of Habitat we were given a 2X6 stud to write messages for a future Habitat homeowner. At our awards banquet this past February,our brokers covered this board with messages of hope and encouragement. This past Saturday, this board became a permanent part of a future Habitat homeowners house. Thank you to all of the brokers who took a moment to write a message and for all of you who participate in Danforth in the Community. What a great day!rday. As a long time sponsor of Habitat we were given a 2X6 stud to write messages for a future Habitat homeowner. At our awards banquet this past February,our brokers covered this board with messages of hope and encouragement. This past Saturday, this board became a permanent part of a future Habitat homeowners house. Thank you to all of the brokers who took a moment to write a message and for all of you who participate in Danforth in the Community. What a great day!

 
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Thank you Jack and Vicki Angus for representing Danforth in the Community at the Pierce County Habitat for Humanity's raising of the Wall of Hope this past Saturday. As a long time sponsor of Habitat we were given a 2X6 stud to write messages for a future Habitat homeowner. At our awards banquet this past February,our brokers covered this board with messages of hope and encouragement. This past Saturday, this board became a permanent part of a future Habitat homeowners house. Thank you to all of the brokers who took a moment to write a message and for all of you who participate in Danforth in the Community. What a great day!
 
 
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Delivery of 32 turkeys to the Federal Way MSC Center. We at Danforth in the Community take turkey for Thanksgiving VERY seriously! 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
CBD teams up with Rebuilding Together Seattle!
 

Thank you to our amazing group of volunteers who came out to help with our recent work day with Rebuilding Together Seattle on October 14th. The team used funds raised at the golf tournament this past August to help the homeowner declutter outside, keeping her yard clear and safe, and made other accessibility and safety improvements that will help prevent accidents and injuries. Thank you so much to all of the volunteers and also to all of you who supported the golf tournament this year.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Thank You Volunteers! 
 
THANK YOU to our wonderful group of staff volunteers who helped stuff 2,100 backpacks with school supplies for the Angle Lake Back to School Resource Fair that took place on August 13th. Danforth in the Community was also an event sponsor for this event. Over 3,500 adults and children attended the event and 1,700 K-12 backpacks filled with school supplies were handed out, over 100 free haircuts were provided and 127 dental checks were performed.
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On March 21st, our team of 15 volunteers put together 60 food packs at the Emergency Feeding Program warehouse in Renton (enough to provide 1,900 meals). 1 in 5 WA state households do not have enough money to feed their families. EFP’s mission is that no one goes hungry. The EFP supplies about 2,000 packs of food per month to over 180 agencies throughout Seattle and King County. These packs are designed to provide emergency food assistance for anyone who needs it; no one is turned away. They have 15 different food packs to meet a wide range of dietary needs. EFP has been in operation since 1977.
To learn more, please visit:www.emergencyfeeding.org.
 
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As part of our ongoing partnership with Habitat for Humanity, a team people from CB Danforth participated in a build at The Woods at Golden Given.  It is located on 104th and Golden Given in Midland.  (near South Tacoma/Parkland). This is the largest and most innovative neighborhood Habitat for Humanity of Pierce County has ever attempted and we were very excited to get to be a part of it.  The Woods will be a 30 home "Green" Habitat neighborhood that will include a common house, community garden, wetlands, sports field, play areas and rain gardens. When complete it will provide housing for 200 adults and 100 kids over the next 18 to 24 months. Thank you to all our volunteers for making this such a great day.
 

 
 
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On June 7-8 a team of friends, family and co-workers came together and walked in the 2013 Federal Way Relay for Life at Saghalie Middle School. The Coldwell Banker Danforth in the Community Team raised $3,000 and the event overall raised about $75,000. Thank you to all of our walkers and all of our donors for what you have done to honor those who have lost their battle with cancer, to celebrate the survivors and to fight for a cure.

CB Danforth Co-Sponsors Habitat for Humanity Fund Raiser

 
Coldwell Banker Danforth in the Community is proud to have been one of the event sponsors for the Seattle-King County Habitat for Humanity “Stronger Together” Benefit Breakfast held on Wednesday, March 27th at the Meydenbauer Center in Bellevue. This event was attended by over 1,000 people and raised $442,751 to help families in need attain healthy, affordable housing. For more information on Habitat for Humanity, please visit their website at: www.habitatskc.org
If you are interested in getting involved with Danforth in the Community on an upcoming build, please contact Valerie at: vdanforth@comcast.net
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 NW Harvest Event

 

 On Saturday, March 30th, a group of volunteers from Danforth in the Community headed down to the NW Harvest warehouse in Kent and helped package up 8,450 pounds of frozen vegetables which will be distributed to food banks across the state. This is enough to provide 6,500 meals for hungry families in our communities. Great work team!
 
 For more information on how you can help NW Harvest in its mission to provide nutritious food to hungry people, please visit: www.nwharvest.org.

 If you would like to join Danforth in the Community on an upcoming NW Harvest volunteer day, please email: vdanforth@comcast.net.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Coldwell Banker Danforth would like to give a big THANK YOU
to all of you who donated food for our holiday food drive!!
 

If you are one of the many people who donated food or financial gifts to the Coldwell Banker Danforth Northwest Harvest 2011, we would like to express our gratitude for your participation and give you an recap of this successful event.

Eleven donation boxes of food were filled between the three Coldwell Banker Danforth office locations in Burien, Federal Way and Seattle,  Your generous non-perishable food item donations will help feed a lot of families in the coming months. Thanks to the financial donations made during the food drive, we collected enough money to provide 136 meals for a family of 4. When you combine those generous donations with the donation made from the Coldwell Banker Danforth in the Community Gift Fund the 2011 food drive will provide a total of 791 meals for a family of four. That is 3,164 people fed! Way to go!!!

As part of the food drive for Northwest Harvest, a team of 25 volunteers went down to the NW Harvest Warehouse in Kent and processed 11,360 pounds of pasta which will provide 10,327 servings to families throughout the state of Washington. The Coldwell Banker Danforth team was very well represented with volunteers from all three branch locations. The Coldwell Banker Danforth Commercial department, property management department, Absolute Mortgage and Northwest Title also participated in the 2011 food drive for NW Harvest.

On Saturday, March 17th, a team of agents and staff headed out to the Northwest Harvest warehouse in Kent  as part of Coldwell Banker Danforth in the Community's ongoing partnership with NW Harvest.
The Coldwell Banker Danforth in the Community crew got there early and were assigned the task of separating and boxing individual donation s that were received during various food drives like the one we hosted this past holiday season at our three offices. All the generous donations of cereal, chili, diapers and various non-perishable goods were sorted from the  donation bins and packed in 24 lb boxes ready to  be deliver ed  local food banks throughout the state of Washington. The Coldwell Banker Danforth in the Community crew spenthours and packaged 11,941 lbs of food, which will provide 11,493 services for hungry families in our community. Great job team! 

Spring and Summer months are a time when food banks need extra help. When schools are closed for spring and summer vacations, the children who receive free or reduced meal's don't have access to these programs. For families that depend on these programs to help feed their families these months can be especially difficult. If you would like to help and make sure these kids don’t go hungry click on this link to find a list of public donation locations throughout the Puget Sound area http://www.northwestharvest.org/Events/Public_Drop_Sites.htm.

Northwest Harvest is the only non-profit food bank distributor operating statewide in Washington with a network of over 325 food banks, meal programs and high-need schools. Northwest Harvest provides over 1.6 million meals every month to this network.