Mid Oregon Launches Annual Holiday Dough
Mid Oregon Credit Union is encouraging the communities we serve to contribute to our annual fundraiser, Holiday Dough supporting local charities. These Central Oregon organizations provide food, clothing and shelter for individuals and families in greatest need during the holidays.
Accepting Financial Contributions Through December 1st
Members and the general public can stop by any Mid Oregon branch to make a Holiday Dough donation via cash or check through December 1, 2020. For contactless donations, members can complete the convenient online form at www.midoregon.com or call our Contact Center at (541) 382-1795. All contributions stay in the community where they are collected. No amount is too big or too small.
One hundred percent of the donations will benefit these local agencies:
• The Giving Plate of Bend, coordinating the Monthly Food Box program, Grow & Give Garden, Kid’s Korner food bank, and Backpacks for Bend.
• La Pine Christmas Basket Association, providing food during the Christmas holiday for people in the South Deschutes County area
• Redmond Jericho Road, Providing hot meals, backpacks of food, emergency and housing assistance to those in need in the Redmond area.
• Jefferson County Food Bank (Madras), supplying food to families and individuals
• Crook County Holiday Partnership—(Prineville), providing holiday support to families with children, senior and disabled citizens in need in Crook County
• Sisters Kiwanis Food Bank – Distributing more than 60,000 pounds of food annually and helping more than 100 families each month, the food bank offers a shopping-style food pantry to patrons.
Living Out “People Helping People”
Giving back to the community is a core value of Mid Oregon Credit Union, aligning with the credit union philosophy of “people helping people,” Mid Oregon members and the community responded generously during 2019 Holiday Dough effort, donating nearly $3,500 to local holiday food banks.
“This time of year can be challenging for some local families—maybe more so in 2020. When putting food on the table is a daily struggle, planning a festive holiday meal can be almost impossible,” says Kyle Frick, VP of Marketing for Mid Oregon Credit Union. “We hope to see continued support from our members and the community for the Holiday Dough fundraiser this year.”
Central Oregon Continues To Be Generous
In the difficult year of 2020, Mid Oregon members and others in the community have proven their generosity. Our activities of collecting donations during our Free Shred Event (for Healthy Beginnings), Supplies 4 Schools (Family Access Network & Schools) and the Wildfire Relief Response with the American Red Cross, produced significant contribution amounts, in many cases our most ever. We expect this to continue with Holiday Dough supporting local charities. We appreciate the continued kindness expressed through financial giving our members have shown.