Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Alyce Hatch Ornaments Fundraiser

Just got this from Stephanie Mays, formerly of Bend Living. If you're buying gifts this holiday season they might as well be local — and even better if they're helping a cash-strapped charity or favorite nonprofit. Keep it close to home and make it count! -hoc

Greetings of the season everyone:

I just learned that this is the LAST YEAR for Alyce Hatch ornaments. The clay ornaments are handmade by the organization's board members and look like gingerbread designs. Each year has had a different motif. As Bend has grown and the volunteer pool has become smaller, the organization's board just doesn't have the time and resources to continue with the project. What a shame...we've been buying them since Crosby was in pre-school, but the board has been hand-making them for the past 15 years. They are a great gift, and the money raised goes to support the Center's programs in Bend and elsewhere in Central Oregon. The Alyce Hatch Center is known for its programs that work with at-risk or developmentally delayed children (from ages 1-5) and their families.

To get an ornament, contact Jolene Cap: phone is 541-317-1952 and email is jolenecap@q.com. The ornaments are $7 each. There are also some left from last year if you want one.


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