Central Oregon Gives set their sights on a goal to raise $500,000 dollars for area nonprofits before the end of 2020. What If We Could's Rys Fairbrother and Source Weekly Publisher Aaron Switzer are thrilled that this year's goal out raised last year's and ended the campaign at $704,000 raised for Central Oregon nonprofits.
An additional $25,000 anonymous donation to the program, allowed Central Oregon Gives to offer nonprofits the chance to earn additional money. The top-earning nonprofit in the program got a $15,000 bonus, while those earning the top amount in their individual category also had the opportunity to win an additional $2,000. Also, the nonprofit earning the most donations of $25 and under also earned a $2,000 prize. This year, Saving Grace was the top earner, winning $15,000.
- Source Weekly
- Pictured: Aaron Switzer, Publisher The Source Weekly, Cassi MacQueen, Executive Director Saving Grace.
How it Works
1., Peruse this Give Guide, 2., choose nonprofits to support, and 3., go online to CentralOregonGives.org—and then earn great perks when you donate!
Choose nonprofits to supportBy the time you’ve pored over this guide, you’ll have some good ideas about the nonprofits you want to support. With all that helpful info already inside your brain, head over to our donation portal at centraloregongives.org and find those nonprofits among the profiles listed there. Click “Donate” on the profile of the nonprofit you want to support and grab your debit or credit card to make an online donation.
Cash in on your perk!Not only does your tax-deductible donation give you something to feel good about, but that donation also earns you a special perk! Each week, the Central Oregon Gives program offers a different “perk” for your donation, such as a coffee gift card, a local kombucha, discounts at local retailers and much more. Donate to a different nonprofit each week, and you’ll get a new perk each week!
Peruse the Give Guide, donate throughout the year and get ready for another successful year of giving in 2021!