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

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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 (97)

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

 

SI Bend Press Release - 2019 Evergreen Sale and Fundraiser

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38 th ANNUAL SOROPTIMIST INTERNATIONAL OF BEND

HOLIDAY WREATH & EVERGREEN SALE OCTOBER 1-31

Bend, Oregon: September 15, 2019:


The local women’s service club, Soroptimist International of Bend (SI Bend) is holding its 38 th Annual Holiday Wreath and Evergreen sale. Purchasing a “fresh from the Northwest” item will help SI Bend help a local financially needed women acquire an education.


Soroptimist is a global, volunteer, non-profit organization that provides women and girls with access to the education and training they need to achieve economic empowerment. Locally, SI Bend assists qualifying women through the “Live Your Dream Award”. With the award, they are able to pursue their education and become financially secure. Each year, the club’s goal is to award a minimum of two $2000 grants. In addition, SI Bend provides various amounts to local non-profits such as Grandma’s House, Head Start, The Loft, Bethlehem Inn, Back Door Cafe, FAN and more.


It’s easy to order a beautiful wreath or centerpiece via PayPal after viewing the choices at www.sibend.org. SI Bend partners with Teufel Holly Farms, Inc. of Portland, OR, (est. 1890) for this fundraising project. All Teufel products offered are Oregon grown and freshly handcrafted.


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 31, so please place your orders soon. All wreaths and evergreens are guaranteed fresh and will be delivered to your home after Thanksgiving.

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Celebrating 75+ Years of Service  [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, 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 www.sibend.org.] Soroptimist International of Bend, OR | Est. 1943 www.sibend.org

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

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13th ANNUAL COMMUNITY BABY SHOWER FOR BABIES OF BEND

BEGINS FEBRUARY 1 to MARCH 31, 2018

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


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


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[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

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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

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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

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

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