Category Archives: Giving

BendBroadband sponsors Make-A-Wish Oregon

More than 300 local children in the state of Oregon are waiting for their wish to come true and BendBroadband is a proud sponsor of the 2021 Walk for Wishes®.

Walk For Wishes is a nationwide Make-A-Wish® fundraiser that celebrates the more than 315,000 wishes that have already been granted, while raising funds for future wishes.

When we learned Walk for Wishes was going virtual and would help children from across the entire state of Oregon, BendBroadband decided it was time to get involved. “With this being our first time sponsoring Walk for Wishes, I’ve really seen first hand what a fantastic cause this is,” said BendBroadband’s Associate Manager of Field Marketing Nicole Christensen. “I’m thrilled we can create hope for children battling critical illnesses in our community.”

The 2021 Walk for Wishes produced a video where viewers meet four children and hear about their wishes. Alene, from Southern Oregon, is a child with cystic fibrosis, who loves animals. Her wish is to have a barn built at her home that would house all her farm animals. “I really love animals, so please donate to Make A Wish so kids like me can have something else to do than just medical stuff,” said Alene.

Mark Nelson, emcee for the 2021 Walk for Wishes – Oregon thanked BendBroadband for sponsoring this year’s event. “Together, we can create statewide hope for children with life-threatening illnesses. Thank you for transforming the lives of hundreds of children in every single area in the state of Oregon,”

The May 22 virtual Walk for Wishes raised $145,989, surpassing its fundraising goal of $125,000. Donations are still being accepted. Please donate oregon.wish.org/Walk.

 

 

BendBroadband gives back in Central Oregon

BendBroadband gives back in Central Oregon

Every year, BendBroadband employees reach out to help those less fortunate. Whether it’s sponsoring local events or promoting local charities, BendBroadband employees can be found volunteering in the communities we serve. “Our communities are at the center of our businesses and it is our responsibility as a good corporation citizen to give back to the… Continue Reading

First all-company school supply drive is major success

First all-company school supply drive is major success

This past week, BendBroadband and TDS Telecom employees from across the country participated in the organization’s first-ever All-Company School Supply Drive. Offices in Oregon, New Mexico, Wisconsin, Utah, and Minnesota all collected items to be donated to their respective, local schools. The outstanding efforts of all the participating offices resulted in a collection totaling more… Continue Reading

High Desert Chamber: Valentine’s Day concert

High Desert Chamber: Valentine’s Day concert

High Desert Chamber Music is one of more than 40 nonprofits that BendBroadband provides free or reduced internet and video services.  High Desert Chamber Music is in the midst of its 11th season. Founder and executive director Isabelle LaForet Senger said the mission of High Desert Chamber Music is to bring world-class chamber music and… Continue Reading

Therapeautic horseback training changes lives

Therapeautic horseback training changes lives

The Healing Reins Therapeutic Riding Center is one of more than 40 nonprofits that BendBroadband provides free or reduced internet and video services. We hope you enjoy learning more about these wonderful organizations that make Central Oregon a better place. Healing Reins provides horse-centered therapies and activities for children and adults with emotional and physical… Continue Reading

Holiday giving and BendBroadband go hand-in-hand

No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another – Charles Dickens All across our markets, TDS and BendBroadband employees are providing joy this holiday season.  Everything from riding along on a TDS float in the Christmas Parade, donating food to the local pantry, sponsoring Santa’s Workshop, and providing non-profit organizations… Continue Reading

Central Oregon Daily meteorologist named Volunteer of the Quarter

Central Oregon Daily meteorologist named Volunteer of the Quarter

Central Oregon Daily Meteorologist Dorrell Wenninger blew into town earlier this year and made a huge impact in the community in a very short time. The list of activities Dorrell volunteers for in Bend seems endless, but it’s this love of being involved and giving back that earned him the Volunteer of the Quarter designation… Continue Reading

Applications due Dec. 1 for Community Partnership for non-profits

Applications due Dec. 1 for Community Partnership for non-profits

BendBroadband’s Community Partners Program awards discounted Internet and Cable TV services to more than 40 local non-profit organizations each year. The award is issued for one calendar year (Jan. 1-Dec. 31) as a monthly billing credit equal to the retail rate of: * One basic High-Speed Internet connection and monthly bandwidth allowance with one standard… Continue Reading

TDS bandwidth donation tops $5 million for OSU Open Source Lab

TDS Telecommunications LLC has made a donation valued at more than $1 million to help operate the Oregon State University Open Source Lab. TDS’s most recent gift represents 20 billion bits per second of bandwidth provided over three years. It enables Open Source Lab hosted sites to deliver nearly 430 terabytes of information to people… Continue Reading

World Muse 2018: Asking the Question

Article and Photo by Irene Cooper The 2018 World MUSE Conference celebrated its sixth year Saturday at The Tower Theatre in Downtown Bend, Oregon, with a full day of inspiration and thought provoking presentations from over 30 keynote speakers and performers. MUSE founder and director Amanda Stuermer, along with directors Tracy Treu and Cynthia LaRoche,… Continue Reading