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SI Bend Press Release - Taking 2022 Applications for Live Your Dream Awards

Posted by corinashughes@gmail.com on September 28, 2022 at 2:15 PM Comments comments (0)

Soroptimist International of Bend Offering Educational Awards


Applications taken until November 15, 2022.


September 28, 2022: Applications are now available online for the Soroptimist Live Your Dream Award®. LYDA are cash awards given to motivated women who are the primary financial supporters of their families. Recipients of the awards seek to improve their lives by gaining additional skills, training or education, but do not have the resources to do so.


Soroptimist International of Bend offers a $2000 award. In addition, another award in the same amount, is underwritten by Central Electric Cooperative, Inc to any of their members who are in good standing and meet all of LYDA’s requirements.


Applicants must be enrolled in an accredited program and have dependent children and/or adults to be eligible. The cash awards are meant to offset any costs associated with the recipient’s efforts to attain higher education, including tuition, books, supplies, child care or transportation costs. Applications are available now until November 15, 2022 at www.sibend.org. Please read instructions carefully. Questions? Contact Jan Swander at j.m.swander@gmail.com.

In-person SI Bend Meetings Resume!

Posted by corinashughes@gmail.com on September 27, 2022 at 1:00 PM Comments comments (1)

Come join us!  We are once again gathering in-person for Board Meetings and Business Meetings!

Our meetings are held at:

Deschutes Historical Museum

129 NW Idaho Ave, Bend, OR 97703

 

Board Meeting

1st Thursday of the month: 12 noon - 1pm

For Board members only.

 

Business Meeting

2nd Thursday of the month: 12 noon - 1pm

Open to members and guests. Please RSVP.


SI Bend Press Release: 41st Annual Evergreen Sale & Fundraiser

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41st ANNUAL SOROPTIMIST INTERNATIONAL OF BEND HOLIDAY WREATH EVERGREEN SALE
SEPTEMBER 26 TO OCTOBER 27, 2022

Bend Or: September 26,2022: It’s hard to believe on this beautiful day, but it’s true!
Holidays are just around the corner. Make your holiday shopping easy, stress-free and
donate to worthy cause at the same time. Soroptimist International of Bend is offering fresh
from Oregon forests wreaths, centerpieces, garlands and more. The 41st Soroptimist
Holiday Wreath & Evergreen Fundraiser begins September 26 and runs until October 27,
2022.

Beautiful holiday creations from Teufel’s Holly Farm (established in 1890 in Oregon) are easily
ordered online after viewing the choices at www.sibend.org. Holiday sales information is also
available through e-mail at wreaths@sibend.org or by calling 541-420-3296.
Would you like to send a little bit of Oregon greenery to family and friends? Wonderful direct
shipment options are available and prices include shipping costs.

Sales are from September 26 to October 27, 2022, so please place your orders soon.
For local delivery, Soroptimist members, of course, continue to personally bring your
order to your home after Thanksgiving.


Celebrating Community Service Since 1943
Service never goes out of style. Soroptimist International of Bend (SI Bend), has been providing community support serving women and girls of Central Oregon since 1943. SI Bend is the longest, continuously running women’s service organization in Bend, offering educational awards to local students, plus, supporting Bethlehem Inn, Head Start, Grandma’s House, Dawn's House, REACH, the Loft and more. Internationally, SI Bend’s outreach programs, “Bras from Bend” assists women rescued from human trafficking, especially from the sex slave trade through the campaign “Free the Girls.” For more information, please contact info@sibend.org. Soroptimist International of Bend, OR Est. 1943

SI Bend Press Release - 2022 Bras from Bend Donation Drive

Posted by corinashughes@gmail.com on April 8, 2022 at 2:50 PM Comments comments (554)

 

The “Bras from Bend Drive” is Back for the month of April!

Sponsored by Soroptimist International of Bend

 

April 2022: One bra – one woman from Central Oregon. Both make a difference to

one woman rescued from human trafficking halfway around the world. Your gently

used or new bra provides a woman rescued from sex trafficking the opportunity to

earn a living by selling used clothing and to create a better life for herself and her

family. It is that simple.


Please give support during the month of April and drop your bras in the Soroptimist of

Bend Bra Boxes at the following locations. In turn, they are sent to the non-profit,

Free the Girls (freethegirls.org) that ships them to Africa and Latin America.

Donations are always welcome to help defray the cost of shipping More details

available at www.sibend.org. Thank you


Bend Locations:

Apollo Hair Salon, 61470 S. Hwy 97, Suite 2

Chic and Shabby Hair Salon, 2669 NE Twin Knolls

Creative Hair Graphics, 1040 NW Galveston Avenue

Deschutes children’s Foundation, 2125 Daggett Lane

Little Hair Shoppe, 2669 NE Twin Knolls

Mariposa Beauty, 345 NE Norton Avenue

 

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Celebrating 75+ Years of Service  1943 - 2022

[Service never goes out of style . Soroptimist International of Bend (SI Bend),  has been providing community support serving women and girls of Central Oregon since 1943.  SI Bend is the longest, continuously running women’s service organization in Bend, offering educational awards to local students, plus, supporting Bethlehem Inn, Head Start, Grandma’s House, J Bar J, Dawn’s House and more.

Internationally, SI Bend’s outreach programs“ Bras from Bend” assists women rescued from human trafficking especially from the sex slave trade through the campaign “Free the Girls.” For more information, please contact www.sibend.org.]


Soroptimist International of Bend, OR | Est. 1943 www.sibend.org


SI Bend Press Release - Taking 2021 Applications for Live Your Dream Awards

Posted by corinashughes@gmail.com on September 20, 2021 at 8:25 PM Comments comments (6670)

Soroptimist International of Bend Offering Educational Awards


Applications taken until November 15, 2021.


September 20, 2021: Applications are now available online for the Soroptimist Live Your Dream Award®. LYDA are cash awards given to motivated women who are the primary financial supporters of their families. Recipients of the awards seek to improve their lives by gaining additional skills, training or education, but do not have the resources to do so.


Soroptimist International of Bend offers a $2000 award. In addition, another award in the same amount, is underwritten by Central Electric Cooperative, Inc to any of their members who are in good standing and meet all of LYDA’s requirements.


Applicants must be enrolled in an accredited program and have dependent children to be eligible. The cash awards are meant to offset any costs associated with the recipient’s efforts to attain higher education, including tuition, books, supplies, child care or transportation costs. Applications are available now until November 15, 2021 at www.sibend.org. Please read instructions carefully. Questions? Contact Jan Swander at j.m.swander@gmail.com.

 

SI Bend Press Release - 40th Annual Holiday and Evergreen Sales

Posted by corinashughes@gmail.com on September 20, 2021 at 8:20 PM Comments comments (3)

40TH ANNUAL SOROPTIMIST INTERNATIONAL OF BEND HOLIDAY WREATH & EVERGREEN SALE SEPTEMBER 20 TO OCTOBER 28, 2021


Bend Or: September 20,2021: Holidays are just around the corner. Make your holiday shopping easy, stress-free and donate to worthy cause at the same time. Soroptimist International of Bend is offering fresh from Oregon forests wreaths, centerpieces, garlands and more. The 40th Soroptimist Holiday Wreath & Evergreen Fundraiser begins September 20 until October 28, 2021.


This year, 2021, Soroptimist International of Bend and Soroptimist International are celebrating 100 years of dedicated service to women and girls in their quest to improve their lives and economic stability. Locally, SI Bend has been assisting financially needy women since 1943 to pursue additional skills, training, and higher education. Every item purchased from this sale helps support the annual educational “Live Your Dream Award” and also funds many of the club’s donations to local non-profits such as Bethlehem Inn, Family Access Network, The Loft, Dawn’s House, Beulah’s Place, Head Start and more.


Beautiful holiday creations from Teufel’s Holly Farm (established in 1890 in Oregon) are easily ordered via PayPal after viewing the choices at www.sibend.org. Holiday sales information is also available through e-mail at wreaths@sibend.org or by calling 541-420-3296.


Sales are from September 20 to October 28, 2021, so please place your orders soon.

For local delivery, Soroptimist members, of course, continue to personally bring your order to

your home after Thanksgiving.

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Investing in Dreams: Soroptimist International of Bend (SI Bend), has been providing community support serving women and girls of Central Oregon since 1943. SI Bend is the longest, continuously running women’s service organization in Bend, offering educational awards to local students, plus, supporting Bethlehem Inn, Head Start, Grandma’s House, The Loft and more. Internationally, SI Bend’s outreach programs“ Bras from Bend” assists women rescued from human trafficking especially from the sex slave trade through the campaign “Free the Girls.” For more information, please contact www.sibend.org.] Soroptimist International of Bend, OR | Est. 1943 www.sibend.org

SI Bend Press Release - Live Your Dream Award Winners Announced

Posted by corinashughes@gmail.com on February 25, 2021 at 8:30 PM Comments comments (4393)

Soroptimist International of Bend Announces Two $2000 Live Your Dream Winners

 

February 25, 2021: Soroptimist International of Bend is pleased to introduce the two winners of the annual “Live Your Dream Award” for 2021. Each woman will receive $2000 that she can use to further her educational pursuits. The recipients are chosen with much thought given to their circumstances, challenges, intended goals and financial needs. Both of this year’s winners have demonstrated determination, persistence, purpose and grace while dealing with personal challenges.

 

Jasmine, a single mother of two, moved to Central Oregon after accepting a position as a Community Engagement Coordinator for a non-profit organization that deals with childhood trauma. During her time with the organization, she coordinated and managed awareness events around ACES (Adverse Childhood Experiences and Trauma-Informed) approaches. She is currently training to become a certified Peer Support Specialist in order to use her lived experiences with domestic violence, racial trauma, and adverse childhood experiences to be of support and empower others who are dealing with those issues with patience and compassion. She is also studying to become certified in the field of human services in order to work as an advocate to be of support to those who are facing homelessness due to leaving domestic and other adverse experiences. Enrolled at Portland Community College, she is the recipient of the Live Your Dream Award which is underwritten by a grant from Central Electric Cooperative.

 

Aimé Maxwell, a single mother of one, is a Licensed Massage Therapist in the process of completing her AAS in Massage Therapy at Central Oregon Community College. As a Licensed Massage Therapist, Ms. Maxwell has become aware that many people do see massage as therapy and use the time to speak of their feelings. This has prompted her to make additional goals. Her next step will be to enroll at Eastern Oregon University to obtain a degree in Business and then at the University of Oregon for a Master's in Psychology. Her goal is to become a Mind/Body Therapist via massage and psychotherapy.

 

LYDA applications are available each fall online at www.sibend.org. Women who are pursuing their education, financially needy, head of household and enrolled in a certificated educational program are encouraged to apply. A separate local Soroptimist “Live Your Dream Award” is underwritten by Central Electric Cooperative for women who meet the above criteria and who are CEC members in good standing. For more information – www.sibend.org.

 

SI Bend Press Release - 2020 Annual Educational Award Applications

Posted by corinashughes@gmail.com on September 23, 2020 at 12:35 PM Comments comments (234)

ANNUAL EDUCATIONAL AWARD APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED NOW

SPONSORED BY SOROPTIMIST INTERNATIONAL OF BEND (SI BEND)

 

BEND, OR, September 22, 2020: Applications for the “Live Your Dream Award" offered by Soroptimist International of Bend, will be taken from October 1 until November 15, 2020 Applications for the $2000 awards are available online at www.sibend.org.


To qualify, the applicant must be a financially needy, head of household woman who is pursuing higher education. “LYDA” applicants must be entering into or enrolled in a college certificate/degree program. The money may be used for any educational expense including tuition, childcare, and/or transportation by the awardees.


In addition, one of the scholarships is underwritten by Central Electric Cooperative and specifically set aside for a CEC member in good standing. She must also meet SI Bend’s award criteria. To be clear, a CEC member may apply for either award.


For over 30 years the SI Bend women’s service club, has awarded $70,000+ to local women in educational assistance. The annual SI Bend Holiday Wreath and Evergreen fundraising sale, currently in progress at www.sibend.org, supports these awards.


Visit www.sibend.org to view and download applications, or contact Soroptimist member Jan Swander at j.m.swander@gmail.com for more information. The deadline for award entries is November 15, 2020.

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Celebrating 75+ Years of Service


Service never goes out of style . Soroptimist International of Bend (SI Bend), has been providing community support serving women and girls of Central Oregon since 1943. SI Bend is the longest, continuously running women’s service organization in Bend, offering educational awards to local students, plus, supporting Bethlehem Inn, Head Start, Grandma’s House, Kids Center, The Loft and more. Internationally, SI Bend’s outreach programs“Bras from Bend” assists women rescued from human trafficking especially from the sex slave trade through the campaign “Free the Girls.” For more information, please contact info@sibend.org.] Soroptimist International of Bend, OR | Est. 1943 www.sibend.org

 

SI Bend Press Release - 39th Annual Holiday and Evergreen Sales

Posted by corinashughes@gmail.com on September 21, 2020 at 8:30 PM Comments comments (50)

39th ANNUAL SOROPTIMIST INTERNATIONAL OF BEND

 

HOLIDAY WREATH & EVERGREEN SALE OCTOBER 1-29

 

Bend, Oregon: September 21, 2020: Please join Soroptimist International of Bend in helping financially needy women pursue their academic dreams. This year marks 39 years of holding SI Bend’s Annual Holiday Wreath and Evergreen Sale which supports this effort, as well as helping a number of non-profits in our community, such as Grandma’s House, The Loft , HeadStart and more.

 

Oregon based Teufel’s Holly Farms, which was founded in 1890, assures us that they will have ample supplies of fresh evergreens to create their products, even in this difficult fire season. To make shopping for gifts during Covid-19 less stressful, Teufel’s has added more to their direct order selections. It is easy to select, order and have a gift sent directly to your family or friends’ home. You don’t need to wrap or ship a present yourself! Prices of these specific items include the cost of shipping..

 

For local delivery, Soroptimist members, of course, continue to personally bring your order to your home after Thanksgiving.

 

It’s easy to order a beautiful wreath or centerpiece via PayPal after viewing the choices at www.sibend.org. Holiday sales information is also available through e-mail at wreaths@sibend.org or by calling 541-420-3296. Sales are from October 1 to October 29, so please place your orders soon.

SI Bend Press Release - 15th Annual Community Baby Shower

Posted by corinashughes@gmail.com on January 31, 2020 at 1:50 PM Comments comments (382)

15th ANNUAL COMMUNITY BABY SHOWER FOR BABIES OF BEND

BEGINS FEBRUARY 1 to MARCH 31, 2020

SPONSORED BY SOROPTIMIST INTERNATIONAL OF BEND, OR (SI BEND)

Bend, OR, January 20, 2020


Want to help keep the babies of Central Oregon warm and clothed? Get involved in the annual Community Baby Shower hosted by Soroptimist International of Bend. Since 2005, SI Bend has been collection gently used or new baby & toddler clothing and hygiene items. With the cooperation of local businesses, retirement homes and a generous community, we make it a priority to ensure our little ones will be warm. Through the Deschutes County Department of Human Services, all items collected by SI Bend are distributed in Central Oregon to local families in need who cannot afford basic baby care supplies.


Beginning February 1 through March 31, donations such as diapers, unwrapped clothing, blankets, hygiene items, bottles and pacifiers may be dropped off at the convenient locations below. (Unfortunately, used car seats cannot be accepted.)


Bella Studio Salon – 2150 NE Studio Rd, Bend, 97701

BJ’s Quilt Basket -20225 Badger Road, Bend, 97702

Central Oregon Locavore – 1841 NE 3rd St, Bend, 97701

Harcourts, The Garner Group – 2762 Northwest Crossing Drive, Ste.100, Bend, 97703

Hopscotch Kids – 1303 NW Galveston, Bend, 97701

Jake’s Diner – 2210 US Hwy 20, Bend, 97701

Lovejoy’s Market – 19530 Amber Meadow Dr., Bend, 9770


For more details on the SI Bend Community Baby Shower please contact the co-chairs Arlene Hendrix at 541-617-0079 and/or Shari Anderson – 541-678-5779. web site: www.sibend.org

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Celebrating 76+ Years of Service 1943 – 2020

Service never goes out of style. Soroptimist International of Bend (SI Bend) has been providing community support serving women and girls of Central Oregon since 1943. It is the longest, continuously running women’s service organization in Bend offering educational awards to local women, and supports Bethlehem Inn, Head Start, Grandma’s House, Kids Center and more. Internationally, SI Bend’s outreach programs “Bras from Bend” assists women rescued from human trafficking, especially from the sex slave trade, through the campaign “Free the Girls”. More info is available at – www.sibend.org A non-profit 501 (c) 3 organization ---Foundation Tax ID #27-0010575

 


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