Healing Hearts Luncheon: Raising Hope and Healing


Please join us for the 9th annual Healing Hearts Luncheon

Thursday, April 6, 2017 – 11:30am – 1pm (program starts at noon)

The Riverhouse Convention Center, 3075 N Business 97, Bend

“Safety and security don’t just happen, they are the result of collective consensus and public investment.  We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in our society, a life free of violence and fear.”   Nelson Mandela

Child abuse happens in secrecy across all races and ethnic and cultural backgrounds regardless of education and social economic status.  90% of child abuse victims know their perpetrator – he/she is most often a trusted family member or friend.  Children face terrible violence, neglect and abuse every day – even in Central Oregon.  To prevent it, stop it, and give children the chance to heal from it, the entire community needs to know the facts, be willing to talk about it, and DO something about it!

Graca Machel-Mandela said, “Therefore my challenge to each of you…is that you ask yourself what you can do to make a difference.  And then take that action, no matter how large or how small.  For our children have a right to peace.”

There is no charge for the lunch; however, this is KIDS Center’s annual fundraising event and guests will be asked to join us in the prevention, education, and treatment of child abuse by making a donation in any amount that is meaningful to them.

Three Ways to Make a Difference in the Lives of Children Affected by Abuse

Be a Table Captain

Table Captains are the heart and soul of this luncheon. Introduce others to KIDS Center by inviting nine of your friends, family, and colleagues to join you as a guest at your table.  We will help you fill your table if needed.  You do not need to make a direct ask for a donation – you simply hand out envelopes to your guests at the end of the luncheon when prompted.  All guests should be advised that this is a fundraiser and we hope to have 100% participation! Become a table captain today!

RSVP for the Luncheon

Email Joni Gullixson or call at 541-383-5958 to reserve your seat at the luncheon

Become a Sponsor

Help us underwrite the cost of this important event, so every dollar raised at the luncheon goes directly to services for children and families affected by abuse. Sponsor benefits include visibility in our newsletters, event program and verbal acknowledgement, e-newsletter recognition, and more. We hope you will partner with us to help children and families in our community. Click here for more information.

Can’t attend the luncheon but want to help raise hope and healing?

Be a Table Captain

Do everything a Table Captain would normally do but ask one of your guests at your table to act as the honorary Captain in your stead…all they need to do is greet guests and hand out envelopes at the end of the luncheon when requested by the speaker.  Become a table captain today!

Captain a Virtual Table

Simply ask your friends to make a contribution to KIDS Center.  We will provide you sample asks.
Contact Joni Gullixson for more info.

Make a Donation Online

In addition to money donations, we are now able to accept non-cash gifts such as vehicles, jewelry, and stocks.
Click here to give to KIDS Center.

Thanks to our 2017 Healing Hearts Sponsors

Presenting Sponsor


Brooks Resources

Healing Hearts Luncheon Sponsors

With Support From:

Atlas Security & Alarm Service LLC

DKA Architecture & Design, P.C.

Deschutes Pediatric Dentistry

Greenloop IT Solutions

Neil Kelly Design Build Remodel

OnPoint Community Credit Union

StrategyCap Inc.

Umpqua Bank

Zivney Financial Group, LLC

Video Sponsor:

White knuckle

Venue Sponsor: