Homemade Crafts For Your Mom This Mother’s Day

Homemade Crafts For Your Mom This Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is coming up fast, are you ready? Here are some great last minute gift ideas that the ladies in your life will cherish forever.Decorated Candy StashYou can never go wrong with candy as a gift, especially when it’s in an adorable hand crafted box. All you need is a tackle box organizer and feel free to decorate it however you want!Herbal Floral PerfumeAll you need is water, assorted flowers and herbs, essential oils, and a spray bottle! Not only does it look beautiful inside the bottle, it also smells great.Book About MomThis is a wonderful gift that mom will cherish for life. You can ever put a twist on it by adding your own prompts and drawings!Framed FlowersGive the gift of beautiful flowers that will last forever without the hassle of having to water them.Sand CandlesThese beautiful candles can be made in just 10 minutes! All you need

Creative Ways To Dye Easter Eggs

Easter is a fun way to bond and let creativity shine. Step it up even more this year with these crazy egg decorating techniques that will make this the most memorable holiday yet!Shaving CreamGet an effect that is similar to tie-dye, but even easier to create. Roll your egg around the shaving cream and dye mix and get a beautiful surprise.Supplies:Hard-boiled eggsShaving creamFood dyeGlass dishNail PolishGather your old nail polish that’s sitting around to create this totally unique look. Roll your egg on the surface of the water (where the nail polish is floating) and voilá!Supplies:Nail PolishRoom temperature waterBowlTooth pickPlastic gloveEggs (hard boiled or plastic)Melted CrayonsThis isn’t technically dying your eggs, but it’s still a great way to decorate them. Melting the crayons will make the colors more vibrant and your drawings will pop like never before.Supplies:Eggs (hard boiled, still hot)CrayonsDinosaur EggsWho says Easter has to be all about bunnies

Spring Break Must Do’s

It’s almost that time of the year again which is the beloved Spring Break. Some families spend this time traveling to exotic places, but you shouldn’t have to keep up with the Joneses to have a fun and memorable Spring Break. There are so many ways for families to enjoy the week off of school while staying right here in Eugene, Oregon.Explore Hendrick’s ParkIt’s easy to spend hours walking along the many trails of Hendrick’s Park which are covered by beautiful flowers and giant green trees. They are accompanied by large grass fields that are perfect for a family picnic or game of frisbee. Once you get there, you won’t want to leave.Mini Golf At Putter’s Family Entertainment CenterPutter’s knows Eugene’s weather is unpredictable at best, and created the perfect environment for those long rainy days when you can’t wait to get out of the house. They are equipped with

Run With Us At The Eugene Marathon

Get your running shoes on and start training because the 13th annual Eugene Marathon is about two months away and you have the chance to run for FREE. Sign up with A Family For Every Child and participate in the 5K, half marathon, or full marathon free of charge! All you have to do is meet the fundraising minimum, $75 for the 5K and $175 for the half and full marathon, by May 5, 2019. The money you raise will be donated to AFFEC and be used to support foster children in Lane County and beyond by connecting them with adoptive parents, providing them with mentors, and more.Since 2011 the race has been held at Hayward Field, but due to the recent demolition and reconstruction of the iconic landmark, the event has been moved to Autzen Stadium. Runners will travel through downtown Eugene, with live musical performances along the path,

Get Involved With AFFEC!

A Family For Every Child began in 2006 to find permanent adoptive homes full of love for waiting foster children. Over the years, 10+ programs have been implemented to assist special needs and challenging-to-place foster children find their forever families. None of this would be possible without all of the wonderful people who donate their time to us and you could be one of them. There are so many opportunities to get involved and make life-long impacts on these children’s lives.1. VolunteerWe have two events coming up, Princess for a Day (3/3/19) and Hero for a Day (5/18/19) and volunteers are what make them possible. Spending the afternoon with foster children will make a long lasting impression in both of your lives. And who doesn’t love a day full of princess or superheroes?!2. InternWhether you are interested in social media, child recruitment, fundraising, event planning, or something else, there is

Dear Princesses, Save The Date

Hear ye! Hear ye! Our 11th annual Princess for a Day event is upon us and we’re asking for the fairest in the land to attend! Join us for a day full of spa treatments, dress-up, tea parties, dancing and singing along side all of your favorite Disney princesses, and more. The royal party will commence on March 3, 2019 from 10A.M. to 5P.M. at the Valley River Inn in Eugene, Oregon. Foster children are admitted for free and non-foster children can purchase tickets for $50, which includes the event, tea party, and one guest. Registration can be done online, at the door during the event, or in person at our office (1675 West 11th Avenue Eugene, Oregon). If you want to join but don’t have a princess to bring, we offer tons of volunteer opportunities. Of course none of this can be done without the help of our amazing

A Regal Announcement to all Princesses

Dear, Princesses:Please consider attending A Family For Every Child’s Annual Event…PRINCESS FOR A DAY10am – 5pm Sunday, April 9, 2017at the Valley River Inn,Eugene, OregonCost: Foster children are admitted free for this event. $50.00 for non-foster children –includes the event for the princess and the tea-party for them and their (one) guest (parent, foster parent, or guardian).This will be a fun-filled day of yummy treats, tea parties, nail painting, face painting, dress-up, and more! Guardians: Please register your princess here.Volunteers: We have all kinds of volunteer opportunities, whether painting the name of our highness or taking pictures of the children in their royal gowns, we have a volunteer job for you. Please either fill out our Volunteer Form or email: events@afamilyforeverychild.org*For more information on sponsoring a princess, donating, etc., please visit our website at this link.Please take a moment to enjoy last year’s event!

Have a Little Taste of Home This Saturday, July 30th!

This Saturday, July 30th, 2016 from 6:00PM to 9:00PM is our fourth annual summer event, and A Family for Every Child is teaming up with your local Meriwether Winery and Texas Roadhouse! Click here to RSVP We will be located at: 88324 Vineyard Lane, Veneta OR 97487    — Join us for a wonderful evening to celebrate summer and you! We would like to thank you for helping A Family For Every Child to carry out our mission: finding permanent families for every waiting foster child. Tickets to this event are just $15.00 each! And, if you bring a friend new to the AFFEC family, their admission is free. Don’t forget to pre-register, space is limited and filling up fast! The evening will include: A delicious barbeque provided by Texas Roadhouse Wine & Beer Music Provided by Bailee Jordyn Various Raffle Items including a beautiful handmade quilt and a 50/50

A Day for Dad: DIY Gifts & Recipes

Dad deserves a special Father’s Day celebration! Spoil him this year with these gift and recipe ideas   1.) Hash Brown Egg Nests Surprise Dad with a delicious breakfast in bed!  What You Will Need: *Frozen hash browns (or grated russet potatoes) *Shredded cheddar cheese *Eggs *Breakfast meat (bacon, sausage, or ham) *Avocados *Optional: Chopped parsley For the full recipe visit Hash Brown Egg Nests   2.) DIY Light-Up Card Fashion a card with a DIY light saber for the Star Wars fanatic Dad! What You Will Need: *White card stock or scrapbook paper *Colored LED light *Colored straw *Transparent tape            *Light-Up Card Printable For full instructions and card printables visit Light-Up Cards   3.) French Toast Kebabs Serve Dad up a fun twist on a classic breakfast! What You Will Need: *White bread * Vanilla extract * Eggs *Fresh blueberries *Fresh raspberries *Sliced bananas *Unsalted butter *Optional: Maple Syrup

Beat the Heat: A “How To” Guide

Don’t let high temperatures spoil summertime fun! Cool off with these recipes and activities: 1.) Frozen strawberry lemonade Sip on this refreshing beverage for a relaxing way to cool off! What You Will Need: *Organic frozen strawberries *Organic lemonade *Ice *Blender For the full recipe visit Frozen Strawberry Lemonade 2.) DIY Water Sponge Bombs Have hours of fun with a water sponge bomb fight! What You Will Need: *Household sponges *Rubber bands *Scissors For further instructions and other “beat the heat” crafts visit Water Sponge Bombs. 3.) Blueberry Lemonade Ice Pops Forget driving to the store for popsicles and try these homemade cool treats! What You Will Need: *Frozen lemonade concentrate *Cold water *Fresh blueberries *Lemon *Paper cups *Wooden freezer pop sticks *Mixing bowl For the full recipe visit Blueberry Lemonade Ice Pops.  4.) Ice Chalk Let the whole family express their artistic side on a hot summer’s day! What You