Community

KIDS Center Annual Gift Card Drive

Child abuse can fracture and uproot households and put families under enormous financial stress. Central Oregon is invited to support families in crisis with gift cards for groceries, gas and basic necessities. This year, there are two ways community members and...

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Election Info & Resources

The November 8, 2022 general election is quickly approaching, and it will be a crowded ballot with statewide and local races as well as policy initiatives. Here’s a quick overview of the statewide issues and educational resources.

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Faster Internet Oregon Speed Test Campaign

The Faster Internet Oregon speed test campaign is a statewide broadband mapping effort for Oregonians to report Internet speeds or a lack of connection at home. The Faster Internet Oregon project will provide decision-makers with data that will: Identify Oregon homes...

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NewsChannel 21 Hosts and Airs a Series of Six Debates

NewsChannel 21 has begun hosting and airing a series of six live debates to help voters cast an informed ballot. All of the events, including the first televised debate of the fall between the three leading candidates for governor, also will be live-streamed on...

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Paid Leave Oregon Hosts Weekly Community Conversations

  You are invited: Paid Leave Oregon Community Conversations Paid Leave Oregon is hosting weekly community conversations now through the end of August 2022. This is an opportunity for employers, workers and community members to learn more about the Paid Leave...

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Envision Bend Survey and Workshops

Take the Bend Vision Project Survey
The Envision Bend nonprofit organization is overseeing an inclusive process to craft a Vision and Action Plan to improve the lives of all who call the greater Bend area home. https://envisionbend.org/.

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2022 Central Oregon Skilled Trades Fair

Friday February 25th: Register Now. DEADLINE for registration is February 15, 2022. All OHA COVID precautions will be followed, including mask and social distancing guidelines. WHEN ● Friday, February 25, 2022.● Students attend 9 am through 1 pm.● Doors open at 7:40...

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OSU-Cascades Innovation District Ready to Launch

By Katy Brooks, CEO, Bend Chamber This article originally appeared in The Bulletin on January 23, 2022 Something really exciting is coming to Oregon State University-Cascades. It is their new innovation district, a public/private development that will be a game...

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2022 Polar Plunge Benefitting Special Olympics Oregon

Oregonians have a longstanding and beloved winter tradition of Plunging into the frigid waters of the Deschutes each winter to raise money and awareness for Special Olympics Oregon (SOOR) athletes. Donning their wildest costumes and swimming attire, more than 3,200...

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Central Oregon Gives Goes Live

80+ Nonprofits Participate in $1 MillionEnd-of-Year Giving Campaign The 2021 Central Oregon Gives campaign launched on November 10 and is now accepting donations through a new interactive website that links community members with more than 80 nonprofits working to...

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