Deschutes Children’s Foundation Announces Riddles: Creative Community Problem Solving


Deschutes Children’s Foundation announced a new fundraising project, Riddles: Creative Community Problem Solving, presented by Kirby Nagelhout Construction Company on Wednesday, October 14, 2020.

“Due to the restrictions on gathering, we’ve made the tough decision to cancel Ripples, our annual fundraising auction, and our golf tournament,” shared Executive Director Amy Ward. “This new opportunity aims to bring our community together to solve issues affecting us and raise funds for Deschutes Children’s Foundation, while supporters enjoy a relaxing evening at home.”

Participants sign up by selecting a donation level on Deschutes Children’s Foundation’s website. Donations include a care package, featuring family-style meals from local restaurants delivered to their home by organization volunteers. Participating restaurants include 5 Fusion, Trattoria Sbandati, Backporch Coffee Roasters, Jackson’s Corner, Bos Taurus, Washington Dining + Cocktails, El Sancho, Bend Cookie Company and Sparrow Bakery.

Included in each care package is one of six custom, 500-piece puzzles featuring artwork from local artists Tracy Leagjeld, Shelli Walters, Bruce Jackson and Mike Putnam. When the puzzle is assembled, a clue is revealed. Participants are encouraged to share their puzzle and clue on social media, where they will discover the five other clues. Together, all six clues create a community riddle written by local author Irene Cooper.

Participants will solve the riddle and email the answer to The first 20 correct answers received in order win a prize. The top prize is $2,500, followed by a stand up paddle board, weekend getaways, gift certificates, wine and more. All other correct answers received before October 21 will be entered into a drawing to win an inflatable stand up paddle board.

“These are hard times, and now more than ever it’s important to focus on spending quality time with our loved ones, supporting local businesses, and helping others. With Riddles, you can accomplish all three from the comfort of your home,” said Ward.

Opportunities to play start at $150. View the prizes and sign up online at

Riddles is sponsored by Kirby Nagelhout Construction Company, AAKEN Corporation, The De Leone Corporation, Les Schwab Tires, Foley Family Wines, Bend Anesthesiology Group, Bend Property Pros, The Brewer Team at Morgan Stanley, Knife River, Price Fronk & Co, Smartz and Summit Bank.

Founded in 1990 to create a central location for children and families to access services, Deschutes Children’s Foundation envisions a community where all children and families have the resources they need to thrive. Deschutes Children’s Foundation provides classroom and office space and free facility management to 25 nonprofits at four community campuses in Bend, Redmond and La Pine.


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