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 

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

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 Information

Calling all heroes! Hero For a Day is an action-packed event that allows foster children and community children of all ages the chance to be transformed into their favorite heroes. Kids get the opportunity to engage with the community and learn about the real-life heroes that work behind the scenes to keep us safe. Explore a real fire truck, meet paramedics and front-line hospital workers, and learn what it takes to be a police officer or fire fighter! Come meet classic comic book heroes, and even  take home your very own super hero costume and goodie bag! From scaling walls like Spiderman to building rockets like Tony Stark, this event will prepare you to be a real-life hero in every way possible.

Photos from past years' Hero for a Day!

Ways to Help

Thank you for your interest in supporting A Family for Every Child's 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. 


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

  • Capes
  • Masks
  • Goodie Bag Supplies
  • Food or treats
  • 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 8:30 am - 5 pm.  Our office is located at 1675 West 11th Avenue, Eugene, OR 97402. We also have donation boxes located around our community, at PacificSource Springfield (555 International Way, Springfield OR 97477) and the Eugene Police HQ (300 Country Club Road, Eugene OR 97401). For more information, please contact our Events Team at (541) 343-2856 or events@afamilyforeverychild.org.


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 Hero for a Day event, please contact our Events Team at events@afamilyforeverychild.org or call us at (541) 343-2856


A true superhero knows that it's only through teamwork that you can accomplish anything you dream of and that's why we need your help. Use the button below to sign up to volunteer!

*All volunteers must be 18 years of age, unless supervised by an adult.

Ready to sign up? We're looking for help in all volunteer areas, including:

  • Registration
  • Set-Up 
  • Tear Down
  • Decorating
  • Event Staff
  • Chaperones/Supervisors
  • And more!

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


Interested in tabling at the event?

Do you represent a local business or organization? A Family For Every Child is always looking for new organizations to table at or provide an activity for Hero For a Day. For more information about providing an activity, service, large donation, or tabling, please contact Maddy in the Events Department at m.broedel@afamilyforeverychild.org.

Sponsor Hero for a Day

On behalf of A Family for Every Child we would like to invite you to partner with us for our annual “Hero for a Day” event, supporting foster children in search of their forever families.  Hero for a Day is an opportunity for children to be transformed in to Heroes and spend time with heroes from our community, and those from the pages of their favorite comic books.

Children who attend also meet real life heroes, like firefighters, doctors, police, and soldiers. Professionals from around the community in a variety of professions come to show the kids what they do, and offer insights for children into what they can be when they grow up. Kids and their families will get to talk with local first responders around our community, engage with the community through unique experiences and activities, meet their favorite superheroes and hear stories about saving the day. Hero for a Day helps further our mission by raising awareness about foster care in Oregon. If you have any questions about becoming a sponsor for Hero For A Day 2022, please contact our events team at 541-343-2856, or at events@afamilyforeverychild.org. If you would like to process your sponsorship or monetary donation now, please use our sponsorship site. If you would like to view or download our 2022 sponsorship packet, you may do so using the button below.

Hero for a Day Registration

General Information
Hero For A Day is an action-packed event taking place on Saturday, June 25, 2022 from 12pm-3pm at the Bob Keefer Center in Eugene.
Hero For a Day is a chance for kids of all ages, genders, and backgrounds to come together and learn what it takes to be a hero. Kids meet their favorite comic book characters in person, and then learn how to be a hero themselves from real-life community heroes like firefighters, first responders, scientists, medical personnel, and more! Attendees participate in hands-on activities and get up close and personal with their role models and community advocates. Explore a fire engine, race model cars, and meet animal ambassadors like K9 police dogs, therapy goats, and native reptile species! Learn how to protect the environment, prevent fires, and save lives. Attendees even leave with their very own cape, mask, and superhero identity!
Ticket Information
  • While walk-ins are welcome, pre-registration is highly recommended.
  • Online registrants will receive a confirmation email (for best results, fill out form on a desktop or laptop computer, not a mobile device).
  • Tickets are $25 per child. After you complete the registration form, you will be taken to a payment portal to purchase the tickets. If money is an obstacle, please email m.broedel@afamilyforeverychild.org to see if scholarships are available. 
  • This event is free for foster youth, displaced youth, at-risk youth, families affected by wildfires, and children in A Family For Every Child's Mentor and Host Home programs. For more information, or to find out if you qualify, please contact m.broedel@afamilyforeverychild.org
  • ALL children are welcome, regardless of age, gender, or foster status. A Family For Every Child believes all children deserve to be heroes.

We hope to see you there!


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