Welcome to Pay it Forward!

Enter your nominee for a chance to win $500 to Pay it Forward AND be featured on KTVZ NewsChannel 21 and Fox Central Oregon.

CENTRAL OREGON IS FULL OF INDIVIDUALS WHO GO ABOVE AND BEYOND. To inspire kindness and giving, NewsChannel 21 & MidOregon Credit Union are giving away $500 every month to one of these inspirational people

Each month, a committee selects a winner who receives $500 to award to the deserving person they’ve nominated.

The winner and recipient will be featured on NewsChannel 21 at 6 P.M. and 11 P.M., the Fox 10 P.M. News, and the following morning on NewsChannel 21 at Sunrise on both KTVZ and KFXO. Each recipient is also featured on KTVZ.com and on our Facebook and Twitter sites.

Family members of the nominating person, employees of NPG of Oregon and the sponsors are not eligible to be nominated.


These are the recipients to date who’ve benefited from the Pay it Forward campaign. Many thanks to our sponsor MidOregon Credit Union for making the $500 award a reality for so many great individuals and organizations in Central Oregon.

January - Chad Carpenter, La Pine Warming Center
February - Jill Harris, the Shade Crusade at Crooked River Ranch
March - Margaret King, the Clothing Closet at First United Methodist Church, Bend
April - Ashley Germak, Tumalo School teacher and CCREW director
May - Jamie Smith of the La Pine St. Vincent de Paul Food Bank
June - Randy Graves, Bend musical instrument repairman
July - Humane Society of Central Oregon

January - Jeanne Wafford, Redmond Senior Center
February - Eric Turpijn, Terry Kudma, Redmond St. Vincent de Paul Team Outreach
March - John Horwich, Fireflies reading program, Ensworth Elementary
April - Susan Troncoso, Pay it Forward website
May - Joselin Larson, Redmond, healing kids and horses
June - Kiki Dolson, Furry Friends Foundation, Sisters
July - Therapist Dara Pearson
August - Miranda Aschoff, MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers), Bend
September - Dianne and Mike Brock, Caring for Troops
October - Amy Naegli, Ridgeivew HS FAN advocate
November - Jan and Phil Cole, Desert Song Community Church Hygiene Bank


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