Category Archives: Giving

St. Vincent food drop-off at BendBroadband office

St. Vincent food drop-off at BendBroadband office

IMG_6021Next time you drive by the BendBroadband office on Sherman Road, be sure to stop and donate a food item. A St. Vincent de Paul donation barrel is located at the BendBroadband office at 63090 Sherman Road in Bend this holiday season. The barrel will be there from now until Dec. 31.

When asked about their greatest need, St. Vincent de Paul Society said: canned soup, canned veggies, fruit, sweet potatoes, cranberries and boxed mashed potatoes!

St. Vincent de Paul Social Services of Bend provides food boxes with enough groceries to prepare meals for five days to eligible individuals and families.  Food boxes are available to families every 30 days. St. Vincent de Paul is the largest provider of emergency food boxes in Deschutes County.

Since 1981, St. Vincent de Paul has helped the disadvantaged in the community of Bend in a caring and compassionate manner. Last year, St. Vincent de Paul in Bend served 265,000 meals, 11,049 adults and 6,961 children. St. Vincent offers low-income housing and assisted several hundred families so that they could keep their lights shining, water flowing and home warms.

St. Vincent de Paul of Bend is locally organized and staffed to serve anyone in need with dignity and respect. Through donations by individuals and local businesses, St. Vincent provides food, clothing, utility, propane, prescription, and transitional housing to help families and individuals who are in need. They serve all people in the Bend area without discrimination regarding race, color, national origin, gender, sexuality, age, religion, political beliefs, or disabilities.

Month of Giving: The Center Foundation

Month of Giving: The Center Foundation

The Center Foundation is one of nearly 25 nonprofits that BendBroadband provides free or reduced internet and video services. Every Friday during our Month of Giving campaign, BendBroadband is featuring one of these organizations on our web page. In addition, every day we are featuring one nonprofit on our Facebook and Twitter sites. We hope you… Continue Reading

BendBroadband sponsors bonspiel curling tourney in Bend

BendBroadband sponsors bonspiel curling tourney in Bend

It’s a game of inches, where like chess, one mental mistake and game over. It’s called Curling and while some think it’s simply sliding rocks on frozen water, it’s actually a really cool sport that requires strength, agility, focus, and teamwork. BendBroadband’s Chet Liew, business process architect – IT, is on the ground floor of… Continue Reading

BendBroadband designates $10,000 to United Way of Deschutes County

BendBroadband designates $10,000 to United Way of Deschutes County

BendBroadband™ donated $10,000 to United Way of Deschutes County. This is in addition to what employees pledged to their local chapters during the annual campaign last fall. “One of our missions is to be good citizens,” said Dave Wittwer, CEO and president of TDS Telecom, which operates BendBroadband. “We encourage employees to volunteer with our… Continue Reading

Meal of the Year; BendBroadband co-sponsor

Meal of the Year;  BendBroadband co-sponsor

BendBroadband is a co-sponsor of the Meal of the Year program and awards a scholarship each year to an COCC student. In 2016, Carlos Vazquez was the recipient of the BendBroadband COCC Foundation Scholarship. When Carlos was awarded the Diversity Education Award, he was described “as one of those rare students who takes the time… Continue Reading

BendBroadband designates $10,000 to United Way of Deschutes County

BendBroadband is designating $10,000 to United Way of Deschutes County for 2016-17. This is in addition to what employees pledge to their local chapters. Each employee is also encouraged to volunteer up to 16 hours a year while still being paid. “One of our shared missions is to be good citizens,” said Dave Wittwer, CEO… Continue Reading

BendBroadband designates $10,000 to United Way of Deschutes County
Holiday giving at BendBroadband

Holiday giving at BendBroadband

Last week, three Central Oregon nonprofits received quite a holiday surprise. BendBroadband staff rolled up to Saving Grace and The Pediatric Foundation in Bend and Redmond’s BrightSide Animal Center, presenting each with flowers, balloons, cupcakes – and a check for $2,000.​ Each year, BendBroadband sets aside money in its field marketing budget to give back to the communities it serves. That money… Continue Reading

Connecting school kids to the Internet

Students in Bend-La Pine Schools are given iPads once they reach third grade, which is great for learning, but can create a predicament for families with income barriers. For many families, working with a tight budget means cutting out the “extras” from routine expenses. That can often mean nixing Internet service. But with technology advancing… Continue Reading

Connecting school kids to the Internet
Keep your children safe online

Keep your children safe online

Today’s children are growing up in a very different world. Do you worry about keeping your kids safe online? Here’s your chance to learn how to prevent digital issues like sexting, cyber bullying, irresponsible use of apps, poor social media behavior and sexual exploitation from affecting your family.   BendBroadband has partnered with KIDS Center… Continue Reading

Congratulations to the Women of the Year

Congratulations to the Women of the Year

The women making a huge difference in our community were recognized at the Bend Chamber’s inaugural Women of The Year Awards at The Tower Theatre last night. It was a humbling experience to hear their incredible stories and achievements. Bend Chamber and title sponsor US Bank fulfilled their vision to salute Central Oregon’s finest females,… Continue Reading