The third year of the Bend JOY Project is off and running, and we couldn’t be more proud of the support our kindness campaign has received.

Each year the JOY Project looks at new ways to spark ideas about JOY and gratitude here in Bend. This winter, we’re really excited about some new materials designed to give a special shout out to the folks that have some of the toughest jobs around.

We’re not sure we’ll ever be able to thank enough the people that teach our kids, take care of us when we’re sick, and keep our roads and communities safe.

But we’ll try.

This winter, we’ve designed special posters for teachers, police officers, firefighters, health-care professionals and the hard-working men and women who make up our public works department.

Below are some digital examples of the posters we created for the everyday heroes of Bend. We had a lot of fun with this project, so we made multiple variations for each group.

Want a Thank You poster to share with your favorite rock star of a human being? Come pick one up at the Old Mill District management office at 450 SW Powerhouse Drive, Suite 422, or print one off here.

Enjoy! We these posters bring you as much JOY and inspiration as they did us when we crafted them.