United Way Launches Community Fundraising Campaign
· The event is at 7:30 a.m., Tuesday 9/26, at the Bend Library.
· RSVP here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/united-way-campaign-rally-continental-breakfast-tickets-37957578138.
· Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1918008898465767
United Way of Deschutes County launches its annual community fundraising campaign on Tuesday, September 26, with a Campaign Rally Continental Breakfast. The local nonprofit recently changed its focus, approach, and grant making strategy, and now serves as an incubator, convener, and collaborator, as well as a funder, in addressing the needs of Central Oregon. The organization creates change and improves lives by finding and taking on community characteristics that cause or contribute to critical problems.
Some of the funds raised in this year’s campaign will be directed towards the organization’s social change work: reducing childhood trauma and increasing resilience. By focusing on trauma and resilience, the nonprofit is addressing root causes of challenges in education, income, and financial stability that face our community.
These three areas are crucial because they are the foundation of opportunity and success, along with basic needs like food, safety, and shelter. This is why, in addition to social change initiatives, funds raised in this campaign will also support United Way’s ongoing traditional investments in basic needs, which make up our community’s safety net, and prevention and development, which strengthen our community.
To learn more, attend the Campaign Rally Continental Breakfast held in the Brooks Room in the downtown Bend Deschutes Public Library, located at 601 NW Wall Street in Bend.