Good Stuff in the Bend Community

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We are proud to support many local events, activities, and athletes. In addition, each year we search for one local and one global organization whose mission we believe could not only benefit from our financial support but from the exposure we can bring to others of these worthwhile efforts.

Featured Charities

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Family Access Network — Helping at Home

http://www.familyaccessnetwork.org
Rebound has been a long-time supporter of the Family Access Network in Deschutes County. FAN is committed to building a healthy community by alleviating the suffering of children in need. We are proud to support FAN’s mission to improve lives by ensuring all children in Deschutes County have access to basic-need services.


Local Giving

A big part of what drives us to be good at what we do is being able to support some of the great organizations in our communities. We’ve made it a priority to identify some amazing organizations, and help them fulfill their missions.

IconCity

http://www.IconCity.us
Recently designated by Deschutes County as one of Central Oregon’s most efficient charities, this Bend-based organization provides basic necessity services and counseling to homeless teenagers and families. Their slogan is: “BeRemedyBend: See the need, be the remedy.” They have established strong relationships with the homeless community, and church and civic leaders in Bend. There are over 1000 homeless teens in Bend alone. Icon City supports their struggle for survival and their hopes for a better future.

CORIL/Abilitree

http://www.abilitree.org/
Established in 1980, CORIL’s mission is to empower people with developmental disabilities to maximize their independence, productivity and inclusion in community life. They accomplish their mission by providing disabled employees with continuous on-the-job training at their Work Center in Bend and then assisting with their integration into the job market, such as Richard’s job at Round Butte Seed Growers. In addition to the job training, CORIL facilitates life skills training and provides participants with a balanced life through participation in various community activities. Rebound’s donation will help CORIL recruit and sustain work opportunities for its participants.

Not for Sale Campaign, and Ransom Wear

http://www.notforsalecampaign.org/
We have partnered with Ransom Wear (of Bend, Oregon) and Not For Sale Nepal Project to stop human traffickers at key border crossings in Nepal. NGOs estimate that 10,000 to 15,000 Nepalese are trafficked to India each year. Young girls, as young as five years old, are lured by false hope for education and economic opportunities in neighboring countries—only to be forced into slave– and sex– labor. NFS Nepal and Ransom Wear stop traffickers at the border and provide girls with safe houses, medical screening, counseling, education and job training, and pays ransom for girls who have been stolen from their families. Some girls learn to knit and sell hats, gloves and scarves– “Ransom Wear”. Learn more. Speak up. Make a difference.

Bethlehem Inn

http://www.bethleheminn.org/
Help break the cycle of homelessness. The Bethlehem Inn is a community-supported emergency shelter committed to providing a safe, secure and accountable environment for residents to connect to community resources. Their goal is to support residents in making life-affirming choices and measurable progress towards self-sufficiency. The Bethlehem Inn selflessly supports our homeless population in central Oregon and Rebound Physical Therapy is privileged to be able to be a partner, to bring back hope to people and families in need.

Sparrow Club

http://www.sparrowclubs.org/
Sick kids get help. Healthy kids become heroes. Schools become sanctuaries. Sparrow Clubs USA is a national non-profit organization of school-based clubs that assist children in medical crisis. Through community service and fundraising projects, Sparrow Clubs support children who have either life threatening illnesses or chronic disabilities and whose families face financial hardship because of it. Individual schools and youth groups are paired with a qualified local child, often a classmate, who is facing a medical crisis. Sparrow Clubs offers young people a way to aid one another.

Volunteers in Medicine

http://www.vim-cascades.org/
Volunteers in Medicine Clinic of  the Cascades is a nonprofit medical clinic serving low-income, uninsured families in Deschutes County, Oregon. Their mission is to improve the health and wellness of the medically uninsured through the engagement of professionals, community partners and dedicated volunteers. As a member of the organization we care for people who do not qualify for the Oregon Health Plan or Medicare and have no insurance of any kind.

Healthy Beginnings

http://www.myhb.org/
Healthy Beginnings believes that all children should enter kindergarten healthy and prepared to learn. Our work fosters healthy, nurtured children, families and communities by bringing accessible physical, developmental and behavioral screenings to children from birth through age five. Rebound Physical Therapy regularly donates and participates in the Grin and Bear it run.

Central Oregon Environmental Center

http://envirocenter.org/
The Environmental Center’s mission is to embed sustainability into daily life in Central Oregon. Their day-to-day job is to translate sustainability into practical, local action to create a healthy future for people and the planet.

Family Access Network

http://www.familyaccessnetwork.org/
FAN is committed to building a healthy community by alleviating the suffering of children in need. FAN’s mission is to improve lives by ensuring all children in Deschutes County have access to basic-need services.

Shriners Run for a Child

http://centraloregonshriners.org/
The Central Oregon Shrine Club has been serving Central Oregon for over 30 years. We have provided assistance to several hundred Central Oregon children in need of care and treatment. Join us Sunday, August 10, 2014 in the Old Mill District, Bend for our second annual Run for A Child 5K Run/Walk.

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The Shepards House

http://myshepherdshouse.org/
Our goal at The Shepherd’s House is to create a safe and healing environment where the Grace and Truth of Jesus Christ flows freely, where the hearts of people can be freed and transformed from the inside out.


Global Giving

We’ve made it a priority to identify some amazing organizations, and help them fulfill their missions – self-empowerment towards sustainable employment and livelihood.. We hope you will check these out and consider helping them as well.

MaraSafari

http://marasafari.org/
Mike Mara, MD and his family moved to Kijabe, Kenya to pursue a medical mission and provide surgical services to a part of the world in desperate need. Rebound has been excited to support his mission from day one.  In recent months, Dr. Mara developed the Vulnerable Patient’s Fund to help finance lifesaving medical treatments to a severely underserved population. On your behalf, we are proud to make a donation to the Vulnerable Patient’s Fund at Kijabe hospital. 

KIVA

http://www.kiva.org/
KIVA specializes in “micro-finance” as a tool to create opportunity and alleviate poverty in the world’s poorest regions. Their non-profit organization provides financial support that empowers impoverished people to become independent. Their website www.Kiva.org shows many examples of how support of as little as $25 helped struggling families and communities launch sustainable businesses. The Yagamahoro group of Kibimba in Gitega Province, Burundi received Kiva support that established a profitable community grocery store.

The Gift of Productivity

Bike Town Africa & the Rodale Institute
https://www.facebook.com/pages/BikeTown-Africa/174191392611060
BikeTown Africa, a project that demonstrates how a single bicycle can change someone’s life. By giving bicycles to health care workers who provide home-based care to AIDS sufferers, BikeTown Africa has dramatically increased the number of patients each worker can visit in a single day. The Rodale Institute, a non-profit organization whose mission is expressed as “Healthy Soil, Healthy Food, Healthy People,” has a longstanding history in Africa. Bike Town Africa was founded in 2005 by Rodale Inc., the publisher of Bicycling Magazine. To date, their project has provided more than 2,000 bicycles to health care workers who provide home-based care to sufferers of AIDS, TB and other diseases. Their efforts have dramatically increased the number of patients each rural area worker can visit in a single day from 1-2 visits to 5 or more. Meet Betinho and Vicente (Left), BikeTown’s mechanics in Mozambique. Rebound’s donation will help BikeTown expand the program throughout Sub-Saharan Africa.

Not for Sale Campaign, and Ransom Wear

http://www.notforsalecampaign.org/
We have partnered with Ransom Wear (of Bend, Oregon) and Not For Sale Nepal Project to stop human traffickers at key border crossings in Nepal. NGOs estimate that 10,000 to 15,000 Nepalese are trafficked to India each year. Young girls, as young as five years old, are lured by false hope for education and economic opportunities in neighboring countries—only to be forced into slave– and sex– labor. NFS Nepal and Ransom Wear stop traffickers at the border and provide girls with safe houses, medical screening, counseling, education and job training, and pays ransom for girls who have been stolen from their families. Some girls learn to knit and sell hats, gloves and scarves– “Ransom Wear”. Learn more. Speak up. Make a difference.

Partnership to End Poverty

Every hour of every day, someone in Central Oregon needs essential services – from finding an after school program to securing adequate care for a child or aging parent. Rebound Physical Therapy is proud to help provide to those less fortunate with another kind of trust and dependability. We were able to be a part of the startup CO2-1-1, a much needed social service referral and disaster management system. The CO 211 system gives people that need help, a place to go to get answers. The Partnership’s mission is “to bring innovative, long-term solutions to poverty.” They pursue their mission by convening, collaborating, supporting, and advocating on behalf of a wide range of partners from all sectors. In the process, we identify gaps and leverage resources to the mutual benefit of our region’s low-income citizens.

The Gift of Clean Water in Uganda

More than a million people die every year as a result of water related diseases, according to the World Health Organization, making it one of the leading causes of disease and death around the world. Rebound Physical Therapy along with others in Central Oregon donated money to build a well in a displaced persons camp in Uganda. Before this well existed, villagers got their water from a muddy pond that was also used by local farm animals as a water source. The pond was contaminated with animal feces and a source of many diseases. The project itself was dangerous: local and volunteer staff were able to work and travel only in daylight and under guard, for safety for themselves and security for their well-drilling equipment. Access to clean water from this well improves the health and life of this suffering region on a daily basis. The well is tangible care for others – and a symbol of Rebound Physical Therapy’s role in providing health and healing to those around us.


Sponsorships

In line with our mission “to make meaningful change in people’s lives”, Rebound is involved with our community, both locally and globally. Rebound has been involved with the following groups with similar ideals.