Hero for a Day 2022

Thank you so much to everyone who attended, volunteered at, donated to, and otherwise supported our 2022 Hero For a Day event! It was our first in-person Hero For a Day event since 2019, and we had the oppertunity to turn nearly 150 community kids into superheroes. Attendees were able to meet their favorite comic book characters, and then learn how to be heroes themselves. Between touring a fire truck, meeting ambassador animals, rock climbing with Spiderman, exploring police vehicles, constructing sailboats, and more: it was an action-packed day we'll never forget.

A huge thank you to all of our amazing community partners and super sponsors for making this event happen.

Photos

Super Sponsors

Community Partners

Richard Loescher, Ricardo The Remarkable Magician

Darin Mancuso, Fostercare Ombudsman

Springfield Police Department

Eugene Emeralds

Way of the Donkey

Party Perfection Oregon

Bricks and Minifigs Eugene

Pleasant Hill Goshen Fire and Rescue

FETCH Therapy

Annie Erskine, Comic Artist

Boy Scouts of America

Girl Scouts of America

US Army National Guard

Team Duckling

Oregon Herpetological Society

MultiVRse Gaming

Oregon State University Extension

Whole Earth Nature School

Sara Robertson, Fresh Start Photography

 

Princess for a Day 2022

Thank You!

In 2022, we had over 300 Princesses attend the event, and we truly could not have done it without all of our amazing donors, sponsors, and volunteers. We are amazed and incredibly thankful for the outpouring of love, compassion, and effort our community partners lend to this event each year. Thank you so much to everyone who attended, donated, sponsored, and volunteered with this year's event. We can't wait to see you all again in 2023!

Event Gallery 

2022 Event Sponsors

Tea Party Sponsors

Magical Makeover Sponsors

Heart Gallery Sponsors

Red Carpet Sponsors

Additional Sponsors

2022 Event Donors

Get Involved in Heart of Country

Heart of Country is an annual summer music festival which raises money for at-risk foster youth. The event is free and open to the public, and consists of a main stage featuring local bands and musical artists, a food pod, a vendor marketplace, a raffle, and kids activities.

Community partners make up the heart and soul of Heart of Country, and we would love to invite you to participate as a vendor, musical artist, food truck, volunteer, or sponsor.

Please use the buttons below to download our vendor/food truck information packet, our sponsorship packet, and our volunteer sign up sheet. If you are interested in performing as a musical artist at the event, please contact our events team directly at events@afamilyforeverychild.org or at 541-343-2856.

Thank you for your help in ensuring a bright future for those in the foster system.

 

Heart of Country 2021

 

YEE HAW! Welcome to the official page for the 5th Annual Heart of Country Festival, happening Sunday, June 13th 2021 from
12PM - 4:30pm, live on the A Family for Every Child YouTube channel. 
Check out all of the details below!

 

LINEUP

Rudolf Korv
at 12PM

Pitchwood
at 1PM

Outlaw Shine
at 2PM

The Real Gone Trio
at 3:20PM

...and featuring performances from MusicMasters Studio Students!


199 W 8th Ave. Eugene, OR 97401

1099 Chambers St. Eugene, OR 97402

Thank you to Whirled Pies and Wonder Wok being our Projection Partners! Stop by during the event to enjoy some amazing food and watch the performances on their big screens!


Raffle Drawing Prizes

Custom Playhouse by Jordan Iverson Signature Homes
Custom Playhouse valued at $4000
$500 Jerry's Home Improvement gift card
Scooter Starter Pack
Scooter Starter Pack (Two Available)
DIY Date Night Package
DIY Date Night Package
BBQ & Brew Package
BBQ & Brew Package
Light Up Your Backyard Package
Light Up Your Backyard Package
Strider Sport Bike
Strider Sport Bike (stand included)
Bacon & Brew Package
Bacon & Brew Package
BYOBunny Package
BYOBunny Package

1 for $5, 3 for $10, 5 for $15, 10 for $25, 25 for $50
(Playhouse entries are 1 for $10, 3 for $20, 5 for $30, 10 for $50, 25 for $100)

Community Fundraisers

Fast Track Car Wash

June 11th - June 13

Get your car washed at either of the Fast Track Car Wash locations within the time window, and present the physical flyer for 50% of your proceeds to benefit AFFEC! For the flyer, click HERE.

Most Wanted Espresso

June 7th - June 11th

Come buy a drink special at Most Wanted Espresso during the week leading up to Heart of Country weekend, where a portion of sales will benefit AFFEC!

ColdFire Brewing

June 13th

Enjoy some amazing beer and food at Coldfire Brewing on Sunday, June 13th, where $1 of every beer sold will benefit AFFEC!

Check out last year's event!

Heart of Country 2020

Raffle
$500 Jerry's Home Improvement gift card
Wera Kraftform 6 piece Screwdriver Set
iRobot Roomba 690 (Wifi enabled)
Backyard BBQ Package
DIY Date Nigh Package
The Great Outdoors Package

Entries are $1 each, 10 for $10, 30 for $20, 50 for $30, 75 for $40, and 100 for $50. Receive bonus entries if you share the raffle from the RallyUp page.

Support our area partners!

ColdFire Brewing 263 Mill St, Eugene, OR 97401
Most Wanted Espresso 1400 Executive Pkwy, Eugene, OR 97401
Alesong Brewing and Blending 80848 Territorial Hwy, Eugene, OR 97405
Vinnie's Smokin' BBQ 38493 McKenzie Hwy, Springfield, OR 97478 and at Public House 418 A St #4606, Springfield, OR 97477
The Zingaro Beergarden. 777 W 6th Ave, Eugene, OR 97402
Cyderish 255 Madison St, Eugene, OR 97402

Heart of Country 2019

Check out pictures from 2019's Heart of Country Festival!

2019 Sponsors and donors

Last year, we had many sponsors, food trucks, vendors, artists, and people involved with this big event!

Hero for a Day 2021

Thank you!!

Hero for a Day 2021 was a success! Scroll down to view 2021's flyers, registration info, and sponsors. Thank you all to participated!

Full Schedule

Also streaming on our Facebook page 

Starting at 12PM, you and your little hero(es) will get to meet some of your favorite heroes, see multiple animals, craft a fun project, and have the most of fun, all from the comfort of your home! (Registration is now closed.) 

Thank you to our sponsors!!

Calling All Heroes!

This event allows foster children and community children alike to be transformed into the heroes we know them to be.  Hero For A Day is for children ages 2 to 18 and is a day filled with tons of fun activities designed to create an educational and fun experience for all of our heroes while we raise awareness about our foster care system and the children in it waiting for their forever families. Through Zoom, you and your child will get to see your favorite superheroes, and the local heroes we see saving lives everyday. 

We want to also use this event as an opportunity for our community to thank our local first responders and frontline essential members during this health crisis. Without them, we would not be able to hold this event and continue serving our foster community.

This event is free, but we do ask you to register before the event if you can. Each registration comes with the opportunity to come and pick up a Hero Kit from our office to utilize during the event. If you live out of town and want a kit, we can ship one to you (just pay the cost of shipping). Email events@afamilyforeverychild.org to inquire about your Kit. 

We will contact each registrant individually with details and to give you the Zoom code to log in before it starts.  

Contact us at events@afamilyforeverychild.org with any questions, comments, or concerns!

Photos from past years' Hero for a Day!

This year's Zoom presentation will include:

LEGO building competition provided by Bricks and Minifigs Eugene

Multiple magic tricks provided by Ricardo the Remarkable

Q&A with multiple therapy dogs and dog trainers from FETCH Therapy

Face to face meeting with miniature donkeys provided by Nancy Willard

 

Origami with Alex and Deadpool

Virtual Walkthrough of Cascades Raptor 
Center 

Trivia Dunk Tank with Grocery Outlet

 Virtual Fire Truck tour

...and a few more surprises!

Interested in sponsoring or hosting an activitY?

Contact our Events Team today for more information!  

A Family for Every Child
Events & Development Department
(541) 343-2856
events@afamilyforeverychild.org

A Home For The Holidays 2020

Thank you all!

For 2020, A Home for the Holidays went virtual!

With 2020 being the bizarre and unprecedented year that it has been, the annual A Home for the Holidays Gala & Auction went online and so many of our friends and supporters and adoption families went online and showed up for the kids and their community. 

We want to give a HUGE thank you to Robb Holloway and Sid Voorhees for running the show and making the hour-long broadcast such a delight. We also thank Dave at Zion Ideas Productions for producing the show and making this all possible. And we thank the Boy Scouts of Eugene for hosting our small team and giving us the space to run the show. 

We want to thank this year's A Home for the Holidays sponsors for continuing to support us and show up for our youth. We also want to thank every business and person who contributed items and time to our auction. Even through these troubling times, so many of you were able to support us and our mission, and we couldn't be more grateful.

Stay tuned for a full wrap up and see how this year turned out. We also have Giving Tuesday coming up on December 1st, a day meant to give back to your community and support the causes you love. 

Program Success Spotlight Stories

Children's Champion Award 2020

Princess for a Day 2021

Thank You!

We had over 150 Princesses attend the event, and we truly could not have done it without our wonderful volunteers!

We were amazed and incredibly thankful for the dedication, energy, and hard work that every volunteer put into making the day run smoothly! From making sandwiches to curling hair, setting up the venue to helping the princesses find dresses, each and every volunteer made a tremendous impact, and helped make the day magical!

Click here to view the KVAL News Coverage of the event, or scroll down to view 2021's newsletter, sponsors, and photo gallery!

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Event Gallery

Event Sponsors

Additional Sponsors