Charities

The Subaru of Bend Ghost Tree Invitational is a 501c3 non-profit event that benefits local charities throughout Central Oregon including local high school athletics.

2022 Beneficiaries:

 

Ronald McDonald House

RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE CHARITIES OF CENTRAL OREGON

Every year, thousands of families travel to Portland and Bend to get the best medical care possible for their seriously ill or injured child. And for more than 30 years, our Ronald McDonald Houses® have offered these families comfort, support and a beautiful place to stay just moments away from their child’s bedside. Last year 2,041 families including 2,892 children stayed at our three Oregon Houses. And since opening our doors, we have provided a “home away from home” for more than 37,000 families.Many families travel far from home for several weeks or months to receive treatment for their seriously ill or injured children — a long time to be away or to divide a family. And, for children facing a serious medical crisis, nothing seems scarier than not having Mom and Dad close by for love and support. A Ronald McDonald House is that “home away from home” for families so they can stay close to their hospitalized child at no cost.

BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB OF BEND

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Bend (BGCB) has been serving our community for over 28 years. Our mission is to provide supportive relationships and opportunities for growth that inspire and empower youth to reach their full potential in the classroom, at home, and in our community. Our programs address the needs of our members in three core areas: Character &Leadership Development, Healthy Lifestyles, and Academic Success. Our goal is to serve the whole child, addressing their physical, emotional, and social development.

 

 

MOUNTAINSTAR FAMILY RELIEF NURSERY

MountainStar Family Relief Nursery’s mission is to prevent child abuse and neglect through community support and therapeutic services that help vulnerable children and families succeed. They are the only program in Deschutes, Jefferson, and Crook Counties providing therapeutic classrooms, parenting education services, and family support targeted at protecting babies and toddlers who are at significant risk for abuse and neglect. 98% of client families live in poverty and 100% meet the Oregon state definition of at-risk. Since inception, MountainStar has increased the number of children served annually from 34 in the first year to 300 children and their families across Central Oregon. Over the past year, 99% of families enrolled in services remained free from confirmed cases of child abuse and neglect.