Mid Oregon’s Holiday Dough Fundraiser Crumbles Records Again

Through the generosity of its members, Mid Oregon Credit Union’s (MOCU) 2021 Holiday Dough fundraising efforts collected almost $9,000 in donations for local charities. This amount exceeds last year’s previous record and nearly three times 2019’s fundraising totals.

During the month of November, MOCU’s Holiday Dough invited members to make financial contributions online or at any of its seven branches to assist local organizations. These proceeds provide much-needed food, clothing, and shelter for vulnerable individuals and families during the holiday season.

“Giving back to our communities is a core value of Mid Oregon Credit Union,” commented Kyle Frick, VP, Marketing and Community Relations. “In this year of uncertainty, we are gratified by our member’s generosity and willingness to make a difference for those in need.”

Frick also applauded the MOCU teams who promoted the fundraiser in face of the challenges presented by the current health situation. “We appreciate every team member for their efforts in taking that extra step to support the communities we serve.”

La Pine Branch Manager Tiffany Zeiler and her team raised a Holiday Dough record of $4,000 for their local charity, La Pine Christmas Basket Association.

“The outpouring of support from our community members was incredible,” said Zeiler. “Words cannot express our appreciation to everyone who so generously gave to this year’s fundraiser.”

One hundred percent of the donations stay in the community where they were collected and will benefit these Central Oregon agencies:

  • The Giving Plate (Bend), $1,214 — Coordinating the Monthly Food Box program, Grow & Give Garden, Kid’s Korner food bank, and Backpacks for Bend.
  • La Pine Christmas Basket Association, $4,000 — Providing food during the Christmas holiday for people in the South Deschutes County area.
  • Jefferson County Food Bank (Madras), $1,447 — Supplying food to families and individuals.
  • Crook County Holiday Partnership (Prineville), $513  — Providing holiday support to families with children, senior and disabled citizens in need in Crook County.
  • Redmond Jericho Road, $691 — Providing hot meals, backpacks of food, emergency, and housing assistance to those in need in the Redmond area.
  • Sisters Kiwanis Food Bank, $1,068 — Distributing more than 60,000 pounds of food annually and helping more than 100 families each month, the food bank offers a shopping-style food pantry to patrons.

Since its inception in 2013, MOCU’s Holiday Dough’s fundraiser has raised nearly $29,000 to help fund local charities in Central Oregon.

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