Bend WinterFest is proud to support local charities!
Since 2005, Bend WinterFest has awarded over $49,000 to support local charities. Lee Perry, Event Director for Lay It Out Events, producers of Bend WinterFest states, “These charities play a vital role in our community and we want to support them in any way we can.”
Last year, Saving Grace received over $10,000 from WinterFest button sales.
Who is Saving Grace
SAVING GRACE (formerly COBRA) provides comprehensive family violence and sexual assault services and promotes the value of living life free from violence.
Given this Mission, we believe in:
- Declaring freedom from fear of all forms of abuse a basic human right
- Empowering survivors of violence to make their own choices by exercising their right to self-determination
- Respecting children, women and men equally
- Breaking the cycle of violence through education
- Offering a program balancing prevention, intervention and support
- Endorsing public policy making violence unacceptable in our society
- Conducting our own affairs in an ethical and caring way
- Establishing ourselves in a leadership role in the community to promote freedom from violence