Welcome to the 2022 

  • $86,978 of our $86,000 GOAL 101% 101%

Join Us In Person!

16th Annual FANraiser

Date: Friday, April 22nd, 2022
Time: 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Location: The Pavilion
1001 SW Bradbury Dr
Bend, Oregon

See You On April 22nd!

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This unforgettable outdoor event is complete with catered lunch from El Sancho, live music from the the 15-year-old, singer/ songwriter Jaymi Dickenson and her instructor, Matti Joy Puccio, and a variety of speakers who will share how your donation impacts the lives of local children and families each year.

This open-house event is free and flexible so you can come when you can and leave when you must.

Unable to join us in person? Scroll below to experience our virtual event website.

Thank you for joining us
virtually as we host our
16th Annual FANraiser.

Start your interactive FANraiser experience by watching this short video then scroll to learn more below!

How FAN Advocates are operating during the 2021-22 School Year

FAN advocates have worked diligently over the last 24 months, ensuring students have reliable internet access, increasing home visits when needed, and providing essential services to make sure no one goes unserved. Our advocates will continue to stand in the gap, connecting community members to an array of assistance and untangling the often- confusing web of social services.

Hover over the images to explore how our FAN advocates connect families to essential services throughout Central Oregon.

Tap the images to explore how FAN advocates connect families to essential services throughout Central Oregon.

Nora's Story

Nora was exhausted. She felt that she had nowhere to turn, and that no one understood her troubles. As a single mom, with two jobs, she was just barely making ends meet. She called the FAN advocate at her children’s school and told her story. The FAN advocate listened patiently and sympathized with her hardships. She asked Nora if she had food for her family. The answer was not enough. She asked if they had winter coats and boots. The answer was no.

The FAN advocate gave Nora some food resources to help supplement their food stamps. She then gave her coats, gloves, hats, socks, snow boots, and backpacks for her kids. Nora felt relief flood over her for the first time in months. Her children would not be cold or hungry this winter. Thanks to a helping hand from FAN, Nora felt able to provide for her kids again.

Aly's Story

Aly was on her own, trying very hard to be an adult at a young age. She was determined to graduate high school and attend college. But the constant worry of where she’d get her next meal and how she would even get to school without any transport or warm clothes to walk in made every day a challenge. She visited her FAN advocate who quickly went to work. She taught Aly how to check into a local food bank. Then she showed Aly her closet of donated clothing. Aly was floored. She found a pair of warm boots and other winter clothes. Later, Aly approached her FAN advocate with a big smile and said she was going to have the best winter break ever, thanks to FAN. Aly now has her high school diploma, a steady job, and is saving money to attend college.

William's Story

William suffered far too much trauma for an 8-year old. Neglected and starved by an absentee single mother, the courts eventually granted custody to his grandparents. Living on a fixed income, the grandparents worried about how they would provide for William. When they turned to William’s FAN advocate, their worries eased. The advocate helped them obtain health insurance, clothing, school supplies, food assistance, and a bed.

Yet William, by nature a spunky, resilient and kind little boy, had serious trust issues. Plus, years of malnutrition slowed his growth and made it hard for him to concentrate. With ongoing encouragement by his grandparents, teachers, and his FAN advocate, William slowly started to make friends. To boost William’s confidence and help him better focus, his FAN advocate got him a scholarship for piano lessons. His piano instructor says William is a very fast learner and his first recital was quite a success. Thanks to FAN William was given the opportunity to thrive.

Gwen's Story

Gwen came home one day to find that her husband had walked out on her. He took every item of value, leaving her desolate with four young children. His salary had paid the rent and his work hours allowed him to watch the kids during the day. Imagine her fear faced with possible eviction and no one to watch her children. Thankfully, someone referred her to FAN.

Her FAN advocate began quickly contacting local support services to help with rent, after school activities, and summer programming for the kids. Her advocate also secured grocery and gas cards plus hygiene products to free up funds until she could fully cover her rent.

Life has not been easy for this family, but things are looking brighter. Gwen is in counseling and the kids are attending school where their teachers watch out for them. Most importantly, the family knows they have an advocate they can always turn to in times of need.

Nora's Story

Nora was exhausted and felt she had nowhere to turn. As a single mom, with two jobs, she was barely making ends meet. She called the FAN advocate at her children’s school and told her story. The FAN advocate listened patiently and sympathized with her hardships. She asked Nora if she had food for her family. The answer was not enough. She asked if they had winter coats and boots. The answer was no. The FAN advocate gave Nora some food resources to help supplement their food stamps and gave her coats, gloves, hats, socks, snow boots, and backpacks for her kids. Nora felt relief flood over her for the first time in months. Her children would not be cold or hungry this winter. Thanks to a helping hand from FAN, Nora felt able to provide for her kids again.

William's Story

William suffered far too much trauma for an 8-year old. Neglected and starved by an absentee single mother, the courts eventually granted custody to his grandparents. Living on a fixed income, the grandparents worried about how they would provide for William. When they turned to William’s FAN advocate, their worries eased. The advocate helped them obtain health insurance, clothing, school supplies, food assistance, and a bed.

Yet William, by nature a spunky, resilient and kind little boy, had serious trust issues. With ongoing encouragement by his grandparents, teachers, and his FAN advocate, William slowly started to make friends. To boost William’s confidence and help him better focus, his FAN advocate got him a scholarship for piano lessons. His piano instructor says William is a very fast learner and his first recital was a success.

Aly's Story

Aly was on her own, trying very hard to be an adult at a young age. She was determined to graduate high school and attend college. But the constant worry of where she’d get her next meal and how she would even get to school without any transport or warm clothes to walk in made every day a challenge. She visited her FAN advocate who quickly went to work. She taught Aly how to check into a local food bank. Then she showed Aly her closet of donated clothing. Aly was floored. She found a pair of warm boots and other winter clothes. Later, Aly approached her FAN advocate with a big smile and said she was going to have the best winter break ever, thanks to FAN. Aly now has her high school diploma, a steady job, and is saving money to attend college.

Gwen's Story

Gwen came home one day to find that her husband had walked out on her. He took every item of value, leaving her desolate with four young children. His salary had paid the rent and his work hours allowed him to watch the kids during the day. Imagine her fear faced with possible eviction and no one to watch her children. Thankfully, someone referred her to FAN. Her advocate quickly contacted local support services to help with rent, after school activities, and summer programming for the kids. The advocate also secured grocery and gas cards plus hygiene products to free up funds until she could fully cover her rent. Life has not been easy for this family, but things are looking brighter.

Why Your Support Matters

On average, $100 provides FAN services to a child for an entire school year. During these unprecedented times, vulnerable FAN families will face worsening hardships. With your support, FAN advocates stand ready to help those in need.

Your gift will help a child…

  • sleep in a warm bed
  • access medical care
  • keep the roof over their head
  • receive a good education and MUCH more!

We Truly Cannot Do This Without You!

  • $86,978 of our $86,000 GOAL 101% 101%

Your donation does so much more than allow us to serve those in need.
Your generosity changes the world of a child and their family.

Thank You, Sponsors!

Title Sponsor

Champions

Partners

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Friends

In-Kind

When doing business in the community, please consider supporting our amazing sponsors.
We couldn’t do this without their support!

Thank You, Event Ambassadors!

Aaron Warnock
Amy Berger
Anna Higgins
Britta Pells
Brooke Garcia
Diane Murray
Emily Woodworth

Georell Bracelin
Jen Enna
Jenny Erard
Jessica Biel
Julie Lyche
Kate Drummond
Kathie Eckman

Lauren Olson
Lindsey Stailing
Lizzi Katz
Michele O’Hara
Mimi Graves
Ruth Williamson
Shay Mikalson

Stacey Dehmer
Stacey McCann
Sue Boettner
Tammy Baney
Tasha McFarland
Valerie Yost

Thank you for joining us virtually for our 16th Annual FANraiser!