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5th Annual Redmond FAN Luncheon

Date: Friday, February 25th, 2022
Time: 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Location: Centennial Park, 725 SW Evergreen Ave.
Redmond, Oregon

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Thank you for joining us
virtually as we host our
5th Annual Redmond FAN Luncheon.

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

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

Redmond FAN advocates have worked diligently over the last 18 months, ensuring students have reliable internet access, increasing home visits when needed, and providing essential services to make sure no one goes unserved. Redmond 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.

FAN serves families in all of Central Oregon. Hover over the images to explore how our Redmond area FAN advocates connect families to essential services.

FAN serves families in all of Central Oregon. Tap the images to explore how Redmond area FAN advocates connect families to essential services.

FOOD
Redmond FAN advocates help children start school with a full belly every day; last year we connected over 600 people to food.

SCHOOL SUPPLIES
Nearly 600 Redmond students receive school supplies from FAN advocates yearly, so they can start school ready to learn.

UTILITIES
FAN advocates ensure Redmond children sleep in warm beds each night by supporting nearly 300 family members with utility assistance annually.

SHELTER
FAN advocates assist more than 290 Redmond family members with housing annually, so that children have a stable home to return to each day.

CLOTHING
Each school year FAN advocates provide over 700 Redmond children with seasonally appropriate clothing.

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.

Devon's Story

A high school junior, Devon was living on her own. Her mother was incarcerated, and her ailing father, who she had cared for for five years, had passed away. She moved to Bend, but quickly learned an uncle did not have the space to take her in. Devon was determined to graduate, yet she knew that the stress of homelessness would make it extremely difficult. She learned of FAN and reached out to an advocate who helped get her into a homeless shelter for teens and set her up with health care, food, clothing and school supplies. Devon got a job cleaning motel rooms and enrolled in online school. As her advocate noted, “Devon has suffered more than most kids, yet her resiliency and commitment to hard work will bring her through.” Sure enough, Devon graduated and has plans to go to nursing school.

Tommy's Story

On a cold blustery day, Tommy trudged through the snow in his Crocs, arriving at school with cold, wet feet. His kindergarten teacher noticed him shivering and contacted the FAN advocate, who then reached out to Tommy’s mother. She explained that his little feet were just too wide for regular shoes. Crocs were the only shoes that fit him. Tommy came to the FAN office with a big smile, hoping for a new pair of warm shoes, but after trying on multiple pairs, he sadly left empty handed. The FAN advocate made it her mission to visit every local shoe store that day, finally finding the right size online. When the shoes quickly arrived, Tommy's face lit up. He could finally run and jump freely! His mom said she had never seen him so happy.

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.

Tommy's Story

On a cold blustery day, Tommy trudged through the snow in his Crocs, arriving at school with cold, wet feet. His kindergarten teacher noticed him shivering and contacted the FAN advocate, who then reached out to Tommy’s mother. She explained that his little feet were just too wide for regular shoes. Crocs were the only shoes that fit him. Tommy came to the FAN office with a big smile, hoping for a new pair of warm shoes, but after trying on multiple pairs, he sadly left empty handed. The FAN advocate made it her mission to visit every local shoe store that day, finally finding the right size online. When the shoes quickly arrived, Tommy's face lit up. He could finally run and jump freely! His mom said she had never seen him so happy.

Devon's Story

A high school junior, Devon was living on her own. Her mother was incarcerated, and her ailing father, who she had cared for, passed away. She moved to Bend but quickly learned an uncle did not have the space to take her in. Devon was determined to graduate and she knew that the stress of homelessness would make it extremely difficult. She learned of FAN and reached out to an advocate who helped get her into a homeless shelter for teens, set her up with health care, food, clothing, and school supplies. Devon got a job cleaning motel rooms and enrolled in online school. As her advocate noted, “Devon has suffered more than most kids, yet her resiliency and commitment to hard work will bring her through.” Sure enough, Devon graduated and plans to go to nursing school.

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 Redmond child for an entire school year. During these unprecedented times, vulnerable FAN families will face worsening hardships. With your support, Redmond 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!

  • $34,098 of our $31,500 GOAL 108% 108%
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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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We couldn’t do this without their support!

Thank You, Redmond Event Ambassadors!

Angela Boothroyd
Diana Barker
Erin Foote Morgan

Jen Enna
Jenny Werner
Josh Werner

Julie Lyche
Margaret Chappell
Marianna Frisinger

Paul Andrews
Sue Emmons
Travis Browning

Thank you for joining us virtually for our 5th Annual Redmond FAN Luncheon!