Coloring for Cash and Community

O Bee plans to  donate $6,000 to local food banks as part of their Washington State Color-for-Cash contest. In the past weeks, food banks around Washington have seen an extraordinary increase in the demand for food and are in need of cash donations and volunteers. O Bee plans to draw awareness to this need with a coloring contest.

People who enter the Color-for-Cash contest will have a chance to win one of six cash prizes, from $750 to $250, totaling $3,000. O Bee will match the cash awards by donating $3,000 each to Thurston County and Pierce County Food Banks.

Community food bank

“The benefits of adult coloring books have been well established,” said Lee Wojnar, VP of Marketing at OBee Credit Union. “Coloring has been shown to have a relaxing and calming effect on the brain. We think now might be a good time for a bit of coloring,” he added with a smile.

The contest winners will be drawn randomly. “We’re not expecting a Picasso, we are just encouraging people to take a break from the distractions of these difficult times to calm their brains. As an incentive, we’re giving cash prizes too. It’s for a bit of fun,” said Wojnar.

Entrants may choose from six different coloring pages, each depicting a Washington-inspired scene, including whales, wine country and Mt. Rainier. Paul A. Lanquist, a Washington-based artist and illustrator, designed the coloring pages. The natural beauty of Washington is an important influence in his work. 

The Color-for-Cash contest begins Friday, April 24, 2020 at 1pm. Winners will be randomly drawn on Monday, June 1, 2020 at noon. Open to Washington state residents and O Bee members. For terms and conditions and to enter the contest, go to