Ways to Help

Thank you for your interest in supporting A Family for Every Child's 15th Annual Princess for a Day event. Through the continued support and generosity of our community members, we are able to continue bringing this amazing event to foster and non-foster children alike.  


Each year we are in need of donations of the following items:

Princess-style Dresses
Holiday Dresses
Prom/Homecoming Dresses
Dress Shoes
Dressy Slippers
"Dress-Up" shoes
Dress Wraps & Shrugs
Feather Boas

Princess Stickers
Dressy Purses & Clutches
Costume Jewelry for Children & Adults
Nail Polish
Cosmetic utensils
Lip Gloss
Glitter Dust

Curling Irons
Floor length mirrors
Brushes & Combs
Regular Hair Spray
Glitter Hair Spray
Dry Shampoo
Baby Wipes

Our princesses run from ages 1-18, so we need items of all sizes.

Our largest need right now is dresses in child sizes 3T - 8, and shoes in child sizes 10 - 3Y. You can bring or send your donations to our office anytime Monday through Friday from 9:00 am - 5 pm.  Our office is located at 1675 West 11th Avenue, Eugene, OR 97402

Wish Lists

Want a fun, tangible way of giving back to the event? Shop our Amazon wishlist to hand-select items  you know will have an impact. Our Amazon wishlist allows us to offer goodie bags, accessories, photos, and more at our events. Click the link below to browse our Wishlist and truly be a fairy godmother to the event.

And throughout the year...

Please keep us in mind throughout the year when you are recycling your children's costumes and dress-up apparel, holiday or special occasion dresses, as well as other princess-themed items.  We collect donations all year long with the hope of growing our event to serve more foster children each year.
Our Princess for a Day event has been so incredibly supported by our community and has grown at an amazing pace.  It is our goal to be able to share this event with other organizations nationwide so that they can create their own Princess for a Day event to serve the foster children in their communities.


It takes a kingdom to make Princess for a Day possible and we hope you will join this year's royal court in celebrating all the beautiful children of the land! This event is made possible with the continued support of our community and the help of a lot of volunteers. There are a wide variety of areas where you can volunteer; take a look at the list below and find something that piques your interest.  Our volunteer shifts average 4 hours unless you sign up for more. 

*All volunteers must be 18+ years of age, or be 16-18 and chaperoned by an adult. 


All Volunteer Areas

  • Registration
  • Hair Dressers
  • Makeup Artists
  • Nail Artists
  • Dress & Shoe Room
  • Decorations
  • Activity Leads
  • Photography
  • Set-up/Prep
  • Clean-up


If you have any questions about how to get involved with our Princess for a Day event, please contact our Events Team at events@afamilyforeverychild.org or call us at (541) 343-2856

About Princess for a Day

Princess For a Day is a community event where kids of all ages and backgrounds are treated to a day of luxury as they transform into princes and princesses. Both foster and community kids alike receive a day of pampering and excitement, straight out of a fairytale. They begin their day in the Princess Salon, where they have their hair and makeup styled like royalty--including a crown or tiara! Next, the princesses move onto the Royal Boutique, where they pick out a complete princess outfit including a dress, shoes, and accessories (all to take home and keep)! After their makeover, the princesses head to a photo shoot with professional photographers, where they'll receive a personal printed copy of their photo. Then they walk the red carpet, escorted by their favorite fairytale characters! The princesses and princes are then announced by name into the royal ball and tea party, where they dance with their favorite characters and enjoy a buffet of locally-sourced treats.

Princess For a Day is free to foster youth, and open to community kids through ticketing. To register for 2023's Princess For a Day, please click here.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is this event only for foster children? Not at all! While foster children attend the event for free, Princess For a Day is open to community children through ticketing. For more information on ticket prices and registering, please click here.

Is this event only for girls? A Family For Every Child firmly believes children of all genders, ages, and backgrounds can be princesses and princes. Attendees have their choice of princess dress and tiara or prince cape and crown.

Can I drop my kids off at the event and pick them up afterwards? No, children must be supervised at all times during the event. Each child is required to have an adult accompany them.

What time is the event? Can I show up at any time during the event? How long does it last? Princess For A Day lasts from 9AM to 5PM at Venue 252 in Eugene, OR. Upon registering, each attending Princess receives a timeslot for when they may enter the event. Once you check in at your timeslot, the event will take approximately an 1 to 1.5 hours to finish, depending on your child's pace.

Do we need to bring anything? Does my child need to come in a dress/costume? All princess supplies and costuming are provided by the event, and can be taken home at the end of the event. Kids are encouraged to wear shorts and a tank top under their street clothes, to easily slip their dress over.

Are walk-ins allowed? Walk-ins are accepted at Princess For a Day, however pre-registration is highly recommended to avoid long wait times and secure your spot. Tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis, and we typically sell out early each year.

My child would love this event, but we can't afford it right now. Are there scholarships available? Thanks to the generosity of our sponsors and donors, we often have a limited number of scholarships we are able to give out. Please reach out to us directly to enquire about availability.

Where can I find photos from previous Princess For a Day events? All of our photos from past events are posted online. Click here to view 2022's Princess For a Day.








2023's Sponsors

Registration Information

You are invited to a royal event for all the children in the land! Our Princess for a Day event provides a magical experience that will last a lifetime and creates unforgettable memories for foster children and community children alike. During this event, our princes and princesses experience a day of pampering fit for royalty inlcuding a fun-filled day of makeovers, a photo session, and even a red carpet entrance into the Princess Tea Party and Ball.

Tickets are $50 per child, and can be purchased in advance online. Each registered child must be chaperoned by a adult chaperone. Due to limited space, we can only accommodate one chaperone per child, so please plan ahead accordingly.

This event is free to foster youth. To register a foster youth, please email us with the foster youth's name and caseworker at development@afamilyforeverychild.org. Free admission scholarships are also available to families upon a first come, first served basis. Please email us to enquire about scholarships and get on our waitlist.


Thank You For Your Interest In Princess For a Day 2023. However, This Event Is Currently Sold Out. Please email us at development@afamilyforeverychild.org with any questions, and follow us on social media for the first updates about when ticketing for 2024's event begins.