Gearing Up Our Fall and Winter Events

It’s that time of year. Yes, the time of year when Halloween seems to come only a few days after the Fourth of July. Kids are already packing their bags for a return to the school year, college students are moving back into dorms, and we’re rolling the humid Iowa summer into cooler fall and soon-to-be winter temperatures.

So what’s going on at Families Helping Families?

Back to School Rally – August

But while the seasons change, the needs of the kids in foster care and relative placement in our community do not. We’re proud to be sponsoring nearly 400 backpacks for our annual Back to School Rally, filled with necessary supplies and tools for a new school year, for children and teens in the foster care or placement system.

Each child receives a voucher for a free hair cut and a $50 pair of shoes from Kohl’s (thank you Kiwanis!)

If you didn’t get a chance to sign-up for the Back to School Rally, contact us today and get added to our waiting list. Your kiddo will still have everything he or she needs year-round in our School Supplies Closet.

Superhero Walk – October

In October, we’ll be making our 1.1-mile trek around Kirkwood Community College’s campus as part of our annual Superhero Walk! Mascots galore, and plenty of fun for kids, teens, and families to enjoy a crisp fall day in Cedar Rapids.

After the walk, enjoy refreshments and a chance to socialize with other families in the area, and be sure to get your photos taken with our superheroes and Foster the Pup!

Christmas Party – December

Of course in December, we’ll be welcoming hundreds of kiddos to Hawkeye Downs, where we’ll hold our annual Christmas Party. Whether it’s treats and snacks that bring you in, or the chance for your little one to choose a toy from Santa’s Workshop, we’ll have plenty for everyone to enjoy.

More information, including registration will be coming soon but be sure to mark your calendar for this holiday fun event!

Still Supporting Year-Round

In 2018, we’ll still be sponsoring senior pictures for your growing, graduating teens, and always stocking our Clothing Closet and School Supplies Closet with the things your kiddos and teens need year-round.

Impact Young Lives Today

If you’re looking for a way to support our mission or provide resources for programs, scholarships, clothing and more, learn more about how to donate or offer a business sponsorship to Families Helping Families. Your generosity impacts the lives of thousands of children throughout the state of Iowa.