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"Central Oregon Gives" to Raise $1 Million in 2021

The non-profit that raises the most money will receive a $15,000 additional gift from an anonymous donor

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The Source Weekly and Central Oregon Gives are campaigning to raise $1 million for 90 area non-profits by the end of the year. This ambitious goal builds on the successes of recent years, with $500,000 raised in 2019 and $700,000 raised in 2020.

"With Central Oregon Gives we want to be the link between open-hearted community members and non-profits doing the deeply meaningful work of providing affordable housing, serving at-risk youth or supporting the elderly," said Aaron Switzer, publisher of the Source and founder of the Central Oregon Gives campaign.

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Each donor who uses the Central Oregon Gives website to make an end-of-year donation receives a perk such as a free pint of beer, cup of coffee or loaf of bread from a local business.

The non-profit that raises the most money will receive a $15,000 additional gift from an anonymous donor, while the organization that earns the most donations under $25 will receive $5,000. Prizes will also be awarded to non-profits earning the most in each of five categories: Education, Family & Children, Basic Needs, Arts & Culture, Animal Welfare and Health & Wellness.

Visit centraloregongives.org to learn more about the campaign.

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