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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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

Volunteer

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.  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.

Volunteers Needed

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

All Volunteer Areas

  • Registration
  • Passport Station
  • Photographers
  • Snack Shack
  • Hero Store
  • Secret Identity Store
  • Station Help
  • Greeters
  • Set Up / Tear Down
  • Media Outreach
  • Sponsorship
  • Donations
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

Ready to Sign Up?

If this is your first time volunteering for Hero for a Day, click the New Volunteer button to complete the volunteer form. *Be sure to check the Events box under the Volunteer Interests section. If you have volunteered with us in the past, WELCOME BACK, and please click the Returning Volunteer button to complete the survey for your areas of interest and shift preferences.

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 7th 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 meet firefighters, police, and real soldiers. Professionals from around the community, including doctors, dog trainers, dentists and more, come to show the kids what they do, and offer insights for children into what they can be when they grow up. At this hands-on event kids build rockets, learn how to play lacrosse, and even sit in a fire truck! The children leave this event with their very own hero costume, and some new toys. The goal for this day is for all children to leave having learned that heroes come in all shapes, and that they too can be a hero. Hero for a Day helps further our mission by raising awareness about foster care in Oregon. We believe that this year’s Hero for a Day will be our best yet, and together we can further our goal of finding homes for every waiting child.

Registration Information

Hero For A Day is an action-packed event taking place on Saturday, May 18, 2019, from 12-3pm at the Bob Keefer Center in Springfield, Oregon.

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.

Ticket Information

  • Tickets purchased online will be mailed to the address provided.
  • Tickets may be purchased in person at our office:
    1675 West 11th Avenue
    Eugene, Oregon 97402
  • Tickets purchased after MAY 3rd, 2019 will be available at the door on the day of the event.

Foster children are granted free admission. General admission for non-foster children is $50.00 per child. ALL children are welcome!

Important Information

Once you have completed the registration form, you will receive a confirmation email. If you have registered a non-foster child, please follow the link provided to purchase your ticket(s). If you have already registered a non-foster child and still need to pay, please use the “Pay for Registration” button below.

If you have any questions about registration or need to make any changes to your previous registration, please feel free to call our office at 541-343-2856 or email us at events@afamilyforeverychild.org for assistance. Please do not re-submit the registration form.

Thank you for your interest in Hero For A Day 2019!


We are no longer accepting online registrations, but we will accept ALL walk-in the day of the event, Saturday May 18, 2019 beginning at 12 pm at the Bob Keefer Center in Springfield, OR.

We hope to see you there!

Event Information

Calling All Heroes!

Hero For A Day is an action-packed event taking place on Saturday, May 18, 2019, from 12-3pm at the Bob Keefer Center in Springfield, Oregon.

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