BEND, OR -- The Family Access Network received its largest donation ever, earlier this week. And, the giver remains anonymous. The $50,000 donation simply arrived in the mail.
FAN Executive Director Julie Lyche tells KBND News, “This was an amazing surprise to us and I don't know if you’ve ever had the experience of opening an envelope and just screaming. That is exactly what happened with this gift.”
The non-profit provides services for children in need in Deschutes County. Lyche says the donation is timely. “Starting at the beginning of the school year and through the holiday season is really where we are looking at how are we going to support all the services in our schools through the course of the year and the needs that we have for families and so the timing of this was perfect.”