A Home for The Holidays Volunteer

Volunteers are the heart of A Family for Every Child and we could not serve the families and children without their continued support, dedication and hard work. Our annual event
would be nothing without our amazing volunteers, from set up, to auction coordination, to photos at the event, we appreciate everything our volunteers do to help. Sign up now to
join our volunteer team for our Home for The Holidays event this November.

Volunteers Needed

Day of

  • Coat Check Volunteer
  • Photographer Volunteer
  • Silent Auction Volunteer
  • Set up (decorations) Volunteer
  • Take Down Volunteer
  • Dessert Dash Volunteer
  • Wine Wall Volunteer
  • Registration Volunteer (Runners at the end of the night, get items and run to check out)
  • RaffleVolunteer

Before

  • Dessert Dash Volunteer (Pick up desserts the day before dessert dash)
  • Silent Auction Volunteer
  • Transportation Volunteer

If you are interested in volunteering, please click here or contact us at events@afamilyforeverychild.org

Good Karma Monday

Eugene Emeralds VS Vancouver Canadians

Monday August 12 @ 7:05 PM

PK Park, Eugene OR

Join us for Good Karma Monday presented by Yogi Tea & The Eugene Emeralds! Pre-purchase tickets online or at the park the night of the game.

Half of all ticket proceeds will be donated to A Family For Every Child so grab your gloves and we'll see you at the park!

Hero for a Day 2019

Thank You!

This year over 150 heroes enjoyed many stations and each one brought a unique and fun activity. The kids did crafts, watched a magic show, assisted in a surgical “operation”, visited with therapy dogs & donkeys, sat in fire trucks, tried on SWAT gear and so much more!

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Event Gallery

Sponsors

Organizations

Individuals

Heart of Country Festival 2019

This was the first year that Heart of Country Festival was free and open to the public and, depsite the rainy weather, our turn out was great! We had an estimated 200 guests, 5 bands, 7 food trucks, and over 30 local vendors. Overall, we raised almost $9,000 from our sponsors, generous donations, and raffle tickets sales!

 

Thank you to all of our participants!

Thank you for your support!

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

Princess for a Day 2019

Thank You!

We had nearly 300 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!

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Sponsors

Royal Sponsors

Event Sponsors

Additional Sponsors

Donors

Event Information

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.

Foster children are granted free admission. General admission is $50.00 per child. 

Discounted tickets and scholarships are available for all children.

Contact us at events@afamilyforeverychild.org for more information and to receive your discount!

This year's heroes & activity stations will include :

Real Fire Truck & SWAT team vehicle and gear try-on

Lunch provided by Roaring Rapids Pizza

A Magic Show, Face Painting & styled "Hero" Photo Booth

Lego Table with Bricks & Minifigs

Dogs, dogs, dogs & a Donkey Petting Zoo

Exciting Martial Arts Demos & a Rock Climbing Wall

Hands-On Experiments with The Science Factory & Riverbend Surgeons

Hang with Sluggo and the Eugene Emeralds

Meet your favorite heroes from the "big screen" & take home your very own costume & goodie bag!

Interested in hosting a station or volunteering? 

Contact our Events Team today for more information!  

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

2019 Sponsors

Silver Sponsors

Eric & Patty Allen

Bronze Sponsors

Ways to Help

Thank you for your interest in supporting A Family for Every Child's 7th Annual Hero 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.  This is still one of our youngest events but each year we grow and serve more and more families, providing them with memories and experiences that they will cherish for a lifetime. Keep reading to see the variety of ways that you can support our Hero for a Day event. 

Donations

Each year we are in need of Super Hero related costumes, attire and accessories like:

  • Capes
  • Masks
  • Scepters & Wands
  • Sports Equipment
  • Face Paint
  • Hats
  • Other dress-up items

Our Heroes range in ages 2-18, so we need items of all sizes.

You can bring or send your donations to our office anytime Monday through Friday from 8 am - 5 pm.  Our office is located at 1675 West 11th Avenue, Eugene, OR 97402.  You can also drop your item donations at our designated Hero for a Day Drop Boxes around Lane County.  You can find our boxes at the following locations:

Are you interested in hosting one of our donation boxes at your location?  Please contact our Events Team at (541) 343-2856 or events@afamilyforeverychild.org.

Wishlist

If you do not have anything at home but still want to donate, visit our wishlists on Amazon and Oriental Trading.

And throughout the year...

Please keep us in mind throughout the year when you are recycling your children's costumes and dress-up apparel, as well as other hero-themed items.  We collect donations all year long with the hope of growing our event to serve more foster children each year.
 
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

Want to Volunteer for Hero for a Day?

Share your superhero skills and talents and sign up today to become a Hero for a Day Volunteer.

Volunteer

Ways to Help

Thank you for your interest in supporting A Family for Every Child's 12th 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.  In 2019, we had the privilege of serving over 250 children and providing them with memories and experiences that they will cherish for a lifetime. Keep reading to see the variety of ways that you can support our Princess for a Day event. 

Donations

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

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

Princess Stickers
Wands
Wings
Dressy Purses & Clutches
Costume Jewelry for Children & Adults
Nail Polish
Make-Up
Cosmetic utensils
Lip Gloss
Glitter Dust

Curling Irons
Floor length mirrors
Brushes & Combs
Bobby-Pins
Regular Hair Spray
Glitter Hair Spray
Dry Shampoo
Q-Tips
Baby Wipes
Kleenex

Our princesses run from ages 2-18, so we need items of all sizes.

You can bring or send your donations to our office anytime Monday through Friday from 8 am - 5 pm.  Our office is located at 1675 West 11th Avenue, Eugene, OR 97402

Wish Lists

Don't have anything to donate?  Not to worry... there are many items that we need that can be purchased.  Please visit our wish lists on Amazon and Oriental Trading Company to how else you can support Princess for a Day.

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.