Windermere Professional Partners

WPP Agents Volunteer at Multicare's Treehouse

testing April 29, 2011

When your child is sick and you’re spending all your time at the hospital, it can be one of the scariest things that can ever happen for your family.

Fortunately, for families whose children are being treated at Tacoma General’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) and Mary Bridge’s Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) one thing they don’t have to worry about is where they will sleep, eat, shower, and care for the other children in their family while their child is being treated at the hospital. This is all thanks to Multicare’s Tree House- a 43 unit apartment building that has been converted into free housing for out of area families with sick children.

Windermere Professional Partners has been involved with Tree House for years. This week, the agents once again got together to volunteer to serve dinner for the families staying at tree house.

“Our agents look forward to the chance to help out,” says Windermere Professional Partners Managing Broker Kevin Mullin. “These families are going through so much, and it feels good to be able to do something that can help them, even in this small way.”

About 20 Windermere Professional Partners agents gathered and cooked for the Treehouse’s “Taco Night.” They prepared and served food and had a chance to tour the facility. For many, this was a familiar night out serving in the community- WPP has been volunteering and raising money for the Treehouse for 5 years. For others, it was their first time finding out what this organization does for families.

“I had no idea there was a place like this for families,” Said new agent Marguerite Giguere. “I couldn’t believe how beautiful the rooms were and how much the staff and volunteers do to make things as comfortable as possible for the families while they support and care for their children.”

The newly remodeled building has a number of amenities for families including:

  • 43 sleep rooms, most with two queen beds
  • Private bathroom
  • Telephone, cable and internet in sleep rooms
  • Free laundry facilities
  • Family Resource Room
  • Comfortable living room with big screen TV
  • Communal kitchen and dining room
  • Playroom – provides a space for parents to play with their other children

For more information about Multicare’s Treehouse and to learn more about the extraordinary work they do, visit their website.