Annual Events

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At Families Helping Families of Iowa, we host and sponsor annual events that support our mission and fundraise to continue offering programs and opportunities for children and families in Iowa’s foster care system. Learn more about our upcoming events below and visit our calendar to participate in the next event near you!


Assist us in creating quilts for children leaving their home without many or any of their belongings. Join us and bring your friends to quilt the night away! Donate supplies, quilts, cotton fabrics, batting, thread, etc. If you don’t sew and would love to help, adopt a quilt for a tax deductible donation of $50. Help us provide quilts year round by participating in our Quilt-A-Thon.

Volunteer Recognition

Our volunteers are our most valuable asset. We recognize them through our special event, to celebrate and honor the work they do for Families Helping Families.

Back to School Rally

To start the school year off right, Families Helping Families of Iowa hosts an annual Back to School Rally that provides around 300 new backpacks fully stocked with new school supplies, a voucher for a free haircut, and a $50 shoe voucher to kids who are in foster care or approved/relative placement.

Super Hero Walk

Abused and neglected kids need a Super Hero. Put your best superhero outfit on and join us for the annual Super Hero fun walk. Teams of superheroes and area mascots walk together to raise awareness and money for Families Helping Families. Participants join the fun with games, face painting, contests, concessions, and a DJ to keep you moving. Join us for this annual event in October.

Christmas Party

Our annual Christmas party in December is open to all foster care families. Our family fun holiday party offers games, crafts, music, snacks and beverages. And no Christmas party is complete without a visit from Santa and his helpers! Kids who are in foster care, approved placement or adopted from foster care, are treated to a visit to Santa’s Workshop to select a gift. Gifts for the children are donated through our Holiday Giving Tree program. Registration is required to make appropriate accommodations.

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