Lay It Out Events is proud to support local nonprofits

Lay it Out Events is committed to giving back to the community, Lay It Out Events donates a portion of each event’s proceeds to charity. Through our beneficiaries, we raise awareness and much-needed funds for vital nonprofit groups across the Northwest. As a result, we have donated well over $300,000 to local charities over the past 10 years.

Central Oregon Community College Foundation

Since 1955, Central Oregon Community College Foundation scholarships have enabled students to learn new skills, earn technical certificates, complete two-year associate degrees and be prepared to pursue the remainder of their undergraduate studies at a college or university.
We are proud, and exceedingly grateful, that Central Oregon Community College Foundation scholarships have impacted the lives of tens of thousands of Central Oregon students. These students come from all corners of the College district and share one belief that education can change and improve their lives.
Our scholarships provide financial support, but for many students being a scholarship recipient means something more. It means that someone believes in them enough to provide them with the financial resources needed to attend COCC. It means that someone else believes in their dreams.

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Bethlehem Inn

Bethlehem Inn is a community-supported, accountability based emergency shelter that provides a warm, safe place to sleep, nourishing meals, and case management services for adults and children experiencing homelessness in Central Oregon.

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The Children’s Museum of Central Oregon

The Children’s Museum of Central Oregon (CMCO) is a nonprofit working to build a children’s science museum in Bend. We envision a Central Oregon community where all children have access to hands-on learning and play that enriches their development. We plan to achieve our vision by inspiring curiosity and creativity through hands-on STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, math) experiences.

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In Our Backyard

Established in 2009, IN OUR BACKYARD is a national anti-trafficking nonprofit leader with more than a decade of dedication to the fight against sex and labor trafficking. IOB links arms in the fight against human trafficking by empowering communities to prevent this atrocity and creating access to freedom for victims of human trafficking.

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Deschutes Historical Society

Founded in 1975, the Deschutes Historical Museum preserves, promotes and celebrates the history of the beautiful region of Deschutes County. Encompassing Bend, Redmond, La Pine, Sisters, Terrebonne and Tumalo, the historical museum is an important institution for celebrating the past and protecting the future of Central Oregon.

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Sisters Park and Recreation District

The Sisters Park & Recreation District was founded in 1995 as a nonprofit organization to provide recreation, sports and enrichment programs for Sisters area youth and families. They offer a year round schedule of programs for kids and adults including wide variety of activities including: after school programs, two preschool programs, summer camps, tutoring, youth and adult sports, outdoor recreation, fitness, cultural and martial arts programs.

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Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Oregon

Big Brothers Big Sisters offers effective mentoring programs that improve the lives of our community’s youth. These programs deeply engage communities through collaboration with families, mentors, community funders, schools and other partners.

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Saving Grace

Saving Grace (formerly COBRA) provides comprehensive family violence and sexual assault services and promotes the value of living life free from violence. Services for domestic violence and sexual assault survivors are designed to help them with the healing process and to provide them with resources to regain control of their lives. Saving Grace‘s services for professionals and community members help them identify abuse and how to respond so future abuse can be prevented.

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Cascade School of Music

Our Mission is to enrich our community by providing exceptional music education and experiences for all Central Oregonians, and our programs are designed to make learning music Fun, Engaging, & Social.  With over 30 of Central Oregon’s best music educators and performers, our school strives to create a learning environment that is supportive, encouraging, inter-generational, and exciting.

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Healing Reins Equine Assisted Services

Healing Reins is not a typical treatment setting, which is exactly why it works! Since 1999 we have offered equine assisted therapy with a unique team approach to healing and recovery. Professionally certified staff are assisted by 150+ weekly community volunteers who are specially trained to provide safe and effective rehabilitative services. Healing Reins serves 190 children, teens, and adults each week throughout the year, impacting the lives of more than 1,400 families annually. Our participants include children, teens, adults and families “ages 2 – 94” who are challenged with physical and cognitive disabilities, as well as emotional, behavioral and mental health needs.

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The Giving Plate

The Giving Plate is a grassroots food pantry that was founded in early 2010.  Our mission is – “Feeding the hungry today with compassion and hospitality”.  Over the past 11 years, The Giving Plate has grown from an initial dream to serve a total of 500 families experiencing food insecurity to now being the largest food pantry in Central Oregon with three hunger-relief programs (Food Box program, Kid’s Korner, and Backpacks for Bend).  Currently, we are serving well over 500 families each month in our food box program alone and about 40,000 individuals a year in all of our hunger-relief programs.

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Ridgeview High School Track and Field Team

Donations made will go directly to benefit the RVHS Track & Field team in the following ways:

Track uniforms and equipment and student-athlete warm-ups/shoes.

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