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Adopt-a-Bear 2021 Gives Kids a Healthy Start

Adopt a Bear 2021 Gives Kids a Healthy Start | Healthy Beginnings Specialist Assesses Young Child

Mid Oregon Credit Union invites members and the community to participate in Adopt-A-Bear 2021 benefitting Healthy Beginnings. Your donation helps ensure local children are better prepared to enter kindergarten.

Since 2004, Mid Oregon’s annual fundraiser has raised almost $30,000 for Healthy Beginnings. These funds provide free health and developmental screenings to Central Oregon preschool-age children.

How To Support Adopt-A-Bear 2021

You can Adopt-A-Bear during the month of April in the following ways:

Serving Local Children

For over 25 years, Healthy Beginnings has relied on community donations to keep screenings free for families in need. During this time, Healthy Beginnings has reached more than 10,000 children in Central Oregon. Local medical, dental, nutritional, and behavioral specialists preform the screenings. As a result, parents are provided a thorough assessment of their child’s physical and developmental health.

About Healthy Beginnings

Healthy Beginnings is a non-profit organization in Bend, Oregon. They are dedicated to ensuring that all local children enter school ready to learn, contribute, and thrive. Healthy Beginnings conducts free, comprehensive health and developmental assessments for children under the age of five using state-of-the-art screening tools and performed by certified, volunteer health and behavioral specialists. Screenings are available to every child in Deschutes, Crook, and Jefferson Counties. To learn more, visit

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