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13th Annual Community Baby Shower Ends

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Saturday March 31, 2018 All Day

Working to keep Central Oregon babies warm and clothed, Soroptimist International of Bend is calling on our community for donations of clothing and essential baby and toddler items. For the 13th year, making the babies warm and cuddly happens because of the generous community donations dropped into the SI Bend Community Baby Shower Baskets located, at businesses, around town, and by the various handcrafted items created by residents of area residential communities.


The 2018 SI Bend Community Baby Shower begins February 1 and runs through March 31, 2018. SI Bend is in partnership with the Deschutes County Department of Human Services who distributes the items to local families in need of clothing and basic baby care supplies. Last year’s collection was so significant that the Department of Human Services was able to share with other offices in the Tri-County area. This is truly spreading the warmth of the community to those who need it.


SI Bend is pleased to have the cooperation of local businesses which place a baby collection basket in their retail space for the general public to drop off donated items such as new or gently used baby clothing, diapers, unwrapped clothing, blankets, hygiene items, bottles and pacifiers. These baskets cannot accept large items such as a used car seat.


Business locations of the Baby Baskets are:


BJ's Quilt - 20225 Badger Rd, Bend 97702


Hopscotch Kids - 1303 NW Galveston, Bend 97701


Newport Market - 1121 NW Newport Ave, Bend, 97701 (Feb. only)


QuiltWorks - 926 NE Greenwood, Bend, 97701


Lovejoy's Market - 19530 Amber Meadow Dr, Bend, 97702


Jake's Diner - 2210 US 20 Bend, OR 97701


Bella Studio Salon - 2150 NE. Studio Road #6, Bend, OR, 97703


Central Oregon Locavore - 1841 NE 3rd St., Bend, OR 97701


SI Bend is very grateful for the beautifully handcrafted items donated by residents of local residential homes. Handmade items include knitted blankets, booties, hats and sweaters to baby sized quilts and more. Participating area residences include: Aspen Ridge, Prestige High Desert, Stone Lodge, Touchmark and Whispering Winds.


For details, please contact the Soroptimist member co-chairs Arlene Hendrix at 541-617-0079 and/or Shari Anderson at 541-678-5779

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