CENTRAL OREGON IS FULL OF INDIVIDUALS WHO GO ABOVE AND BEYOND. To inspire kindness and giving, NewsChannel 21, MidOregon Credit Union and CoEnergy Propane 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.


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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

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


  • The Hub
  • Family Kitchen
  • Gifted Hands
  • Joe at Triumph Fitness
  • Jesses Childhood Cancer Awareness
  • Cloverdale Fire Department
  • Devin’s Destiny
  • Children’s Vision Foundation
  • Kits for Kids
  • Backpacks in Bend

2014 to date:

  • Carly’s Kids
  • Mrs.Carolynn Dunaway at Ochoco Elementary
  • Avrey Walker Scholarship Fund
  • Dee Ann Lewis & FACT/Giggles Learning Center of La Pine
  • Ken Cardwell / Ken's Bikes

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Pay it Forward: Laundry Love

Pay it Forward Laundry Love

This month, NewsChannel 21's Grace Joyal presents the $500 to a woman who wants to help Laundry Love, a Redmond organization that helps those in need get their clothes clean.

Pay it Forward: Affordable Auto Repair

Pay it Forward Affordable Auto Repair

This month's Pay it Forward recipient gets to bring $500 to Affordable Auto Repair, Skip Black's Redmond business that helps out people in need

Pay it Forward: Camp Courage

Pay it Forward Camp Courage

NewsChannel 21's Bob Shaw is on hand as Camp Courage receives a 'Pay it Forward' gift of $500 for its program that helps kids who have experienced a loss.

Pay it Forward: Families & Communities Together

Pay it Forward Families Communities Together

Each month, NewsChannel 21 and local sponsors are giving away $500 to a nominee who then pays it forward to a worthy group or individual on the High Desert. Travis Knudsen surprised Dee Ann Lewis and the Giggles Learning Center of La Pine.

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