1675 West 11th Avenue
Eugene, OR 97402
We were all honored that we had Rachel Dueker-VanWoert and Tyson VanWoert share their story of their love for Michael.
We were so fortunate that they were able to attend the event and share their experience with us.
This year we featured a fantastic video created by Desiree Robinson.
This video was a truly moving depiction of Rachel and Tyson's experience. The "Remembering Michael" video was a beautiful addition to the night. A big thanks to Desiree for creating this video for us!
A Thank You from Christy:
At this time of year, we find ourselves counting our blessings.
This year AFFEC celebrated 10 years of service to children and families.
In 2006 we started as an all volunteer and all donation based organization with our first program,
The Heart Gallery that served Lane County.
Since then we have grown to assist in placing over 5000 children into adoptive homes,
over 250 mentor relationships and working with over 15000 families nationwide.
We have continued to grow year after year, but much of the credit for this growth goes
to our community (both local and now national) and all the wonderful volunteers, donors and supporters
we have had over the years. We are very proud to offer over 10 programs that serve children,
youth and families in permanency services.
This year our Annual Event, November 10th, was a huge success.
For those of you that attended, you are aware I spent the week in ICU
in the hospital and was not able to attend the event.
I am however overwhelmed by the good will, support and prayers that I received from all of you,
on that evening and everyday since.
This event is important to our funding goals each year,
and with the support of all of you and a fabulous team,
we didn't miss a beat.
I am much better now, back to work and so very impressed with how everyone stepped
up to support me and support AFFEC. It was a difficult time for my family
(both my immediate Family and AFFEC family) but you would never have known,
the result was so fabulous and we, together, were able to meet our goals.
From the bottom of my heart, I want you all to know how much I personally want to thank-you,
I felt your support, which allowed me to focus on getting well.
Our AFFEC team, volunteers and attendee's filled in where I could not.
We are only as good as the volunteers, employees, families and donor partners we have.
We plan to honor you all, with the many programs that allow us to work with so many
children / families we serve. Together we have made a difference, together we have changed lives,
and together we will continue to do this very important work.
My sincere appreciation for your support, love and prayers!!
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Thank You to All of Our Wonderful Sponsors & Donors!
Without your contribution, this event would not have been possible!
Special Thanks to Our Committee and Volunteers
` "Volunteers do not necessarily have the time; they just have the heart."
We would like to extend a special thank you to all of our committee members and volunteers,
without whom our event would not have happened. The contributions, talents and expertise
you brought to the planning and execution of this event are immeasurable.
Although too numerous to mention, each of you is greatly appreciated.
November 10th was our seventh Annual Event:
"A Home for the Holidays," a Winter Wonderland themed event at Valley River Inn.
10 yearsof our community's effort to build our programs and support our mission.
We started the evening with presenting the 2016 Children's Champion Award to Gail Van Gundy and Sandra Estep for their contribution to our community's children and to AFFEC. We are grateful to have such great partners in the community!
The evening went on to include:
150 Silent Auction items,
22 Oral/live Auction Packages,
121 bottles sold in the Wine Wall,
a record breaking Dessert Dash,
a very successful Paddle Up request
It was truly an exciting evening
Thank you to all of you, and our many volunteers that made this evening happen.Thank youA Family for Every Child StaffWhat a memorable evening! Thank you to everyone
who helped to make this night so special. Here is to 10 years and 10 more!
Our goal for #GivingTuesday is to raise $5,000 and we have received $5,000 of matching funds from an anonymous donor.
If you missed the event but would still like to contribute hit the "Donate" link.
Also, if you generously donated to our annual event and still feel
in the generous holiday mood, feel free to donate today!
All donations make a difference.
Donate this #GivingTuesday to AFFEC
A Family For Every Child
1675 W. 11th Ave