The Windermere Foundation donated a check for $500 to the Lunch Buddy Mentoring Program, a nonprofit organization that looks for caring adults to come into the elementary and middle schools in Clatsop County to mentor students once a week during the lunch hour.

In each school there are at least 10-20 students waiting for an adult mentor. For information, call (503) 739-6042 or email

The foundation and the mentoring program also worked together to assist three families with a donation of $300 per family over the holiday season.

“When we were asked to assist the Lunch Buddy Mentoring Program in funding for their organization, we did not hesitate,” said Pam Ackley, Windermere Foundation representative from the Gearhart office.

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