Hero for a Day

“Don’t forget, you are the hero of your own story.” – Greg Boyle


Although 2020 brought us many challenges, it is the hard times when heroes are able to make the best differences. From firefighters and medical workers to truck drivers and caring neighbors, people have been able to make a difference in the lives of those around them in many caring and heroic ways over the past year. A Family for Every Child wants to help children from the community and the foster care system know that they, too, can be heroes in the world today.

A Family for Every Child is bringing you their virtual Hero for a Day event, premiering on Saturday, March 13th, 2021. These three hours of fun for kids ages 2 to 18 will begin at 12pm via Zoom so that you can participate wherever you are.


Free registration is available now on the AFFEC website. With registration, kids will receive a free Hero kit filled with costume accessories, activity supplies and other fun surprises so that they can fully participate in this exciting event. 


Hero for a Day will be an action-filled afternoon featuring Goshen/Pleasant Hill Fire and Rescue, Eugene Science Center, Cascades Raptor Center, Bricks and Minifigs, Adventure! Children’s Museum, F.E.T.C.H. and more! Kids will be able to see super heroes and community heroes as well as people from a variety of professions. Dog trainers, firefighters and medical workers will be able to share about what they do to help out in the community, and kids will also be able to participate in fun activities, craft projects, LEGO building, and Q & A. 

“My heroes are those who risk their lives every day to protect our world and make it a better place—police, firefighters, and members of our armed forces.”

– Sidney Sheldon


The heart behind this event is thanking first responders and community heroes for their daily service for our community. This event also hopes to raise awareness of foster children and the foster care system, and to empower kids to know that they can be heroes. Everyone has the ability to truly make a heroic difference, and we want to show kids that we believe in their potential to do just that.


“I think a hero is any person really intent on making this a better place for all people.” – Maya Angelou


For more information, contact Alex Graham at events@afamilyforeverychild.org or call (541)-343-2856. You can also visit our website to learn more about AFFEC’s Hero for a Day event.


The inspirational hero quotes in this post were found in Stephanie Kirby’s article “50 Hero Quotes to Inspire Everyone to Make a Difference.” Click this link to check out more quotes and be inspired!