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2/1/18 - SI Bend Press Release - Community Baby Shower

Posted by corinashughes@gmail.com on February 1, 2018 at 2:30 PM Comments comments (1)




Bend, OR, January 2018: 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


[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 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

Our 2nd Successful Year with Harmony4Women

Posted by corinashughes@gmail.com on January 12, 2016 at 1:40 PM Comments comments (0)

For the second year in a row, SI Bend partnered with Harmony4Women in a successful fundraising concert. SI Bend (represented by President,  Terri Swendsen, 2nd from right) and four other Bend area organizations received contributions from Harmony4Women.

Harmony4Women Raises Money for SI Bend

Posted by corinashughes@gmail.com on January 9, 2015 at 3:50 AM Comments comments (0)

Harmony4Women presents contributions to Bend organizations from their November 2014 concert. Receiving organizations are (from left to right) Bella Acappella Harmony, Soroptimist of Bend, Harmony for Women, AAUW and Grandma's House.

Bunko Fundraiser 2014

Posted by corinashughes@gmail.com on January 28, 2014 at 11:00 PM Comments comments (0)

29 people showed up for our Bunko Fundraiser event at Jake's Diner.

What a fun night! And all for a good cause.