The Education Foundation for Bend La Pine Schools has some events happening during November that will help raise some much needed funds for students needing help to participate in after school programs and classrooms needing supplies. Heather Vihstadt, Executive Director of the Foundation says fundraising is held year round, but at this time of year, it's a real fun effort: "We have actually been selected as the beneficiary for the Sunriver resorts annual Gingerbread Junction. It's really kind of a fun, festive event. It's a great tradition. And people who enjoy baking might enjoy partaking in this. You can purchase a lot to build on and then all those proceeds will be matched by Sunriver Resort and will come right back to the Education Foundation."Vihstadt says the Ski for Schools campaign is also in full swing. You can purchase one day lift tickets for $25 with all the profits going to the Foundation. The tickets must be purchased by November 26th and can be used the week after Thanksgiving. For a list of where to get the tickets, go to the education foundation website; we have a link on our links page.