Klamath First Federal and Deschutes Public Library System Announce A Special Contest In Central Oregon To Benefit Less Fortunate Children This Christmas

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Date Posted:  10/30/2000

(Bend, Ore. – October 30, 2000) Klamath First Federal and the Deschutes Public Library System are making sure that some needy children in the Central Oregon community will receive at least one Christmas gift this year through the Dress-A-Doll®/Design-A-Toy™ program that the bank and library are co-sponsoring this year.

Beginning Monday, October 30, 2000 Klamath First Federal and the Deschutes Public Library System will be distributing a quantity of undressed dolls and unpainted/unassembled toys in the lobbies of the bank’s offices in Bend and Redmond and the library’s branch offices in Bend, Redmond, La Pine, Sisters, and Sunriver. Customers and friends of Klamath First Federal and the library can pick up a doll or toy at these locations at no cost. Participants in this program will be asked to simply sew a dress or assemble and paint a toy that will then be given to deserving area children by Christmas morning. Ribbons will be awarded at each participating bank and library branch office for the best-dressed doll in several categories and for the best-finished toy. There will also be an overall grand prizewinner for the best doll and the best toy.

"We are encouraging competition in completing these gifts, however there will be no losers in this heartwarming endeavor. This is a tremendous way for us to work together with our local customers to help make this a special Christmas for some less fortunate children in the communities we serve," stated Jim Essany, Corporate Marketing Director of Klamath First Federal.

As the supply of dolls and toys is limited, people who are interested in participating are encouraged to visit as soon as possible the Klamath First Federal offices in Bend and Redmond or the Deschutes Public Library System branches in Bend, Redmond, La Pine, Sisters or Sunriver during regular business hours to check out a doll or a toy.

Participants in this program will be asked to complete their dolls and toys by Thanksgiving. The dolls and toys will then be displayed in each of the banks and libraries until they are distributed by Santa and his elves to local children.

"This is a wonderful way the Central Oregon community can put their creative skills to work for a cause that really conveys the true meaning of Christmas," said Michael Gaston, director of the Deschutes Public Library System. "The library is thrilled to be part of such a worthwhile project for our communities."

The dolls and toys can be picked up at the following locations:

Klamath First Federal offices: Bend Branch, 61515 S. Highway 97; East Bend Branch, 475 NE Windy Knolls Drive; or Redmond Loan Center, 585 SW Sixth Street, Ste. 2.

Deschutes Public Library System branches: Bend Branch, 601 NW Wall Street; Redmond Branch, 827 SW Deschutes Ave.; La Pine Branch, 1st Street and Coach Road; Sisters Branch, 291 E. Main Ave.; and Sunriver Area Branch, 56855 Venture Lane. For more detailed information call Fran Coker at Klamath First Federal at 541-882-3444, ext. 179 or Chantal Strobel at the Deschutes Public Library System at 541-383-6712.

Klamath First Federal Savings & Loan, the primary subsidiary of Klamath First Bancorp, Inc. (Nasdaq NMS: KFBI), operates 36 offices in 22 counties throughout Oregon. Headquartered in Klamath Falls, Oregon, Klamath First Federal provides a diversified line of loan and deposit services to individuals, families and small business owners through local branch offices as well as alternative delivery channels, such as ATMs, telephone banking, and Internet banking. For more than 65 years Klamath First Federal has successfully delivered its special brand of personal, "hands-on" customer service to residents in Oregon communities.

Deschutes Public Library System has served the information needs of Central Oregon since 1920. The library system has branches located in Bend, Redmond, La Pine, Sisters and Sunriver. Your local library is open seven days a week to serve you better.

Contact Info:

Klamath First Federal Deschutes Public Library System

Jim E. Essany, Corporate Marketing Director Chantal Strobel, Marketing Director

541-882-3444, ext. 194 541-383-6712

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