Event Information

UPDATE (5/13)

Due to the unprecedented nature of COVID-19 and the updated state guidelines for crowd sizes, we have decided to turn Hero for a Day into a virtual event. We take our community measures very seriously and would never cancel or postpone an event unless absolutely necessary. We understand the inconvenience this may cause. We hope our foster community and overall local population will feel rest assured we are doing everything in our power to secure this event, as it means so much to who we are as an organization. Please join us online on July 11th on Zoom and help us make this a successful first virtual event.

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 interact with your favorite superheroes, and the local heroes we see saving lives everyday. You will get to visit special breakout rooms, each with a different activity and leader. You will get to ask questions, learn something new, thank a local hero, and participate in fun activities, all from the comfort from your home. There's even a few surprises in store. 

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 shiping). Email events@afamilyforeverychild.org to inquire.

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!

Last year's heroes & activity stations included :

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 

Hands-On Experiments with The Science Factory & Riverbend Surgeons

Hanging with Sluggo and the Eugene Emeralds

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

Interested in sponsoring or hosting a breakout Zoom room?

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:

Eugene Police Department
300 Country Club Road
Eugene, OR 97401

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.

Our largest need right now is dresses in child sizes 6 - 12, and shoes in child sizes 10 - 5Y. 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. We also have donation boxes located around our community:

Eugene Police Department
300 Country Club Road
Eugene, OR 97401

Get Air Eugene
4211 W 11th Ave.
Eugene, OR 97402

Nuance Salon & Spa
1110 18th St. #1
Springfield, OR 97477

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.

Volunteer

It takes a kingdom to make Princess for a Day possible and we hope you will join this year's royal court in celebrating all the beautiful children of the land! 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

 

All Volunteer Areas

  • Registration
  • Hair Dressers
  • Makeup Artists
  • Nail Artists
  • Dress & Shoe Room
  • Accessories
  • Decorations
  • Tea Party Room
  • Food Donations
  • Set-up/Prep
  • Clean-up
  • Media Outreach
  • Cultivating Sponsorships

 

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

Ready to Sign Up?

If this is your first time volunteering for Princess 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.

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. Due to this event becoming virtual, the need for volunteers is minimized, but still needed. 

*All volunteers must be 18 years of age.

Volunteers Needed

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

All Volunteer Areas

  • Registration
  • Zoom Troubleshooting
  • Hero Kit Delivery
  • Post Event Help
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. This year's event will be a special Virtual Edition using Zoom, and a brand new opportunity to showcase you and your business!

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. Kids and their families will get to talk with local first responders around our community, learn how to draw themselves in Hero form, meet their favorite superheroes and hear stories about saving the day, all from the comforts of their home. 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 a new opportunity to explore the great tools we have at our fingertips and adapt to the everchanging climate we are in. 

Registration Information

Hero For A Day is an action-packed virtual event taking place on Saturday, July 11, 2020, from 12-3pm through Zoom and will feature many of the activities and people you know and love. 
 
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.
 
We also want to take this event as an opportunity for our community to come and thank our local first responders and essential frontline members for keeping us safe during the health crisis. Without them, we would not be able to continue to serve our foster community.

Ticket Information

  • Online registrants will receive a confirmation email (for best results, fill out form on a desktop computer)
  • Each registered child will be entitled to a Hero Kit that can be picked up from our office or shipped to your location out of town (just pay for shipping). Email events@afamilyforeverychild.org to inquire.
  • Registrants will receive the Zoom link 24 hours before the event begins, with a 1-hour reminder.

Registration is free (donations are encouraged and happily accepted!)

We hope to see you there!

 
 
 
 

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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

Eugene Marathon 2019

  • WHEN
  • April 26th -28th, 2019
  • WHERE
  • Autzen Stadium

Event Information

Join A Family for Every Child and RUN FOR FREE in the 2019 Eugene Marathon.  With the RUN FOR FREE program you can, you guessed it… Run for Free while raising money for a great cause.  Simply sign up to run the 5K, Half Marathon or the Marathon on behalf of A Family For Every Child, meet your fundraising minimums and you will Run for Free!

Donations made through the fundraising efforts of our Eugene Marathon/Half Marathon/5K team members will help us continue the important work we do here in Lane County and nationwide to support children currently in the foster care system; by connecting them with mentors, providing fun and encouraging activities, and helping children and parents through the matching and adoption process to create forever families.

In just two easy steps, you will be on your way so don’t walk…RUN!!! RUN FOR FREE with A Family for Every Child!

RUN FOR FREE WITH THE EUGENE MARATHON!

HOW TO RUN FOR FREE

  • Sign up with your charity by clicking here and start fundraising!
  • Receive your RUN FOR FREE code* via email following sign up.
  • Register with your code on our official registration website.
  • Fundraise! Fundraise! Fundraise!  Fundraising Minimums: $175 – Full or 1/2 Marathon, $75 – 5k.  Fundraising Deadline is May 5th, 2019 at 11:59 PM (PST)

*Codes are distributed every Monday