On September 7th, OVER THE EDGE is coming to downtown Bend! United Way of Deschutes County will offer the opportunity for folks to rappel off the roof of the Oxford Hotel in downtown Bend – for charity.
In an effort to raise donations for our community, OVER THE EDGE participants – called Edgers – will rappel down Central Oregon’s tallest building. In addition, we will host a ground party – closing NW Minnesota Avenue and NWLava Road to traffic for food vendors, a beer garden, activities, DJs, and more.
Everyone is getting excited about OVER THE EDGE! We’d like to invite you to be involved. This unique, high-visibility, and exhilarating event is a perfect fit for a business looking to distinguish itself through sponsorship and/or participation.
Why OVER THE EDGE? It’s scary to wake up in the morning and not know where you’ll sleep that night, if you’ll eat today, or when you’ll next be assaulted or abused. Especially if you are a child.
You can help take away some of that fear. We’re offering the opportunity to help alleviate the fear faced by many in our community by providing an occasion for Edgers to face their own fears and go OVER THE EDGE, as well as for businesses to show their support for this effort.
40% of the 88,000 households in Crook, Deschutes, and Jefferson Counties earn less than what it takes to survive in our Central Oregon economy.
We leverage more than dollars. Yes, we are a local fundraiser and a local funder. The money we raise stays here and serves this community. We partner with local nonprofits that address homelessness, child abuse, basic needs, and more through strategically invested grant funding. We are also a convener, bringing together community leaders,government, other funders, nonprofits, and stakeholders, to collaborate and coordinate our efforts to effectively address our most complicated social issues. We are leading a Central Oregon-wide collective action effort to address the impacts of childhood trauma, and to build resilience.
31% of Central Oregonians are impacted by a United Way funded program or service.
You can partner with United Way of Deschutes County – one of Bend’s most reputable and longest-standing nonprofit organizations - to give back to our Central Oregon community in a sustainable and meaningful way.
You can sponsor OVER THE EDGE today! You can also participate! You can put a team of employees together, Toss Your Boss over the edge, Treat Your Team to raffle for an Edger spot, challenge someone to a competition,rappel for teambuilding, sign up to volunteer, and more!
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