Category Archives: Giving

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 to deeply process what he has learned and is eager and courageous in wanting to share it all with others.”

Carlos is the secretary of the Addictions Studies and Human Services Club on campus and helped raise awareness about the Spanish-language Alcoholics Anonymous meetings.  He also volunteers to help English Language Learners understand their math assignments and has tutored in Spanish for the World Languages and Cultures Department.

In a thank you letter to BendBroadband, Carlos said the scholarship allowed him to continue his internship at Best Care Latino Services, where he is learning “the techniques” to becoming a future counselor. Carlos said he looks forward to “guiding clients” to educational opportunities before they leave the treatment facilities.”

By being a former addict, Carlos said he “can emphasize with people with their struggles in their journey” and knows first-hand how to guide them through the journey to sobriety and success.

The 2017 event honored Chris and Jan Wick for their commitment to making Central Oregon a better place for all. Each year the COCC Foundation offers nearly 350 awards totaling $1.5 million for local students.

For more information about COCC Foundation, contact 541.318.3783 or foundation@cocc.edu.

 

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

Kudos to the 2014 Local Dog Giving Game award recipients

Kudos to the 2014 Local Dog Giving Game award recipients

BendBroadband is proud to reveal the recipients of the 2014 Local Dog Giving Game. BendBroadband has a long history of giving back to the communities it serves. Beyond the yearly giving activities, the holiday season is a time to recognize and thank the many nonprofit organizations that serve Central Oregonians. This year, BendBroadband invited its… Continue Reading

BendBroadband asks employees to choose Holiday Giving program beneficiaries

BendBroadband asks employees to choose Holiday Giving program beneficiaries

BendBroadband takes pride in its long history as a community benefactor. This year, the company is asking its employees to help select the principal recipients of its Holiday Giving program. BendBroadband has invited employees to explore nonprofit candidates through a scavenger hunt. The Local Dog Giving Game kicked off on Nov. 15, National Philanthropy Day.… Continue Reading