▶️ Bend’s famous rock ‘BOB’ is generating donations to The Giving Plate


That huge rock in Bend that’s become a local celebrity after defeating a number of cars is now helping out for a good cause.

The Giving Plate, a Bend nonprofit that aims to feed the hungry, has started receiving donations in the name of “Bob Rock.”

At first, organizers at The Giving Plate were a little confused. But B.O.B. (Big Obvious Boulder) is the name locals have given the now famous rock in a plaza at NE Third Street and Franklin Avenue. Bob has gained a social media following after several vehicles ended up high-centered on it.

“All of a sudden it kind of clicked in my head that I had just heard something about a rock in town that people called Bob. And I was like, I wonder if that’s who Bob Rock is,” said Giving Plate Executive Director Ranae Stanley.

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The donations are coming in for The Giving Plate’s Jingle Store. It lets 900 kids come through to look through the toy store, giving them a magical holiday experience.

Thanks to “Bob Rock,” donations are pouring in.

“Sounds like they’re using this platform now to make a difference, and that’s really inspiring to see how even a rock can inspire people to look up and look out and see how they can make a difference,” Staley said.

You can donate to the Giving Plate’s Jingle Store by giving toys or money to The Giving Plate directly or one of their donation boxes around town.


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