United Way of Deschutes County Beneficiary of January Mt. Bachelor Annual Charity Ski Weeks

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Mt. Bachelor provides lift ticket vouchers to United Way of Deschutes County that are valid January 7 – 11 and 14-18.  Skiers pick-up a voucher at United Way, present it at the mountain along with $25, and ski or snowboard all day.  Mt. Bachelor contributes 100 percent of the proceeds back to the United Way organization.

Revenue generated through Mt. Bachelor’s Charity Ski Weeks goes to help support the programs and services provided by the agencies that partner with United Way.  In 2011, over 74,000 area residents of Deschutes County received much needed assistance from the 33 local programs and human services that United Way helps to fund.  “Inclusion in this wonderful program is of great importance to our organization and the programs we help support” states Darleen Rodgers, Director of Resource Development with United Way of Deschutes County.

Mt. Bachelor President and General Manager, Dave Rathbun states, “We are very proud of the success of our charitable ski week programs and look forward to helping increase the overall ticket redemption and cash contribution to local Central Oregon non-profit organizations.”

Vouchers can be reserved by calling the United Way office at 541-389-6507.  Tickets for the January session will be available for pick-up starting January 3rd.  The United Way office is located at 1130 NW Harriman, Suite A, in the Mike Meier Building, which is downtown Bend, just behind the courthouse.  The office is open 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Monday – Thursday, and 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. on Fridays.  The office will be closed Dec. 24 & 25.

Members of the community, both individuals and companies, are encouraged to help the United Way reach its campaign goal.  To learn more about LIVE UNITED, how to schedule a workplace campaign, or to make a pledge, contact the United Way office at (541) 389-6507, or view the Web site: www.deschutesunitedway.org.  You can also mail donations to:  PO Box 5969, Bend, OR  97708-5969.

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About United Way of Deschutes County

Since 1953, United Way of Deschutes County has been helping people in our community to improve their lives and build a better community by tapping into the caring power of people and organizations. United Way systematically identifies unmet needs and critical issues, and brings together people and resources to address them. With the help of corporate, employee and individual donations, United Way touches one-in-three people in our community each year through programs that focus on our most urgent human service needs: helping kids get a great start in life, keeping youth on track for success, meeting basic needs of individuals and families, and keeping children and families safe from violence and abuse.  For more information call 541-389-6507 or visit www.deschutesunitedway.org.

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