At Families Helping Families of Iowa, we pride ourselves on offering families and kiddos a myriad of activities and fun year-round, from fundraising events to celebrations of new school years and holidays! Registration is required for most events and is available online. Follow the links to the Facebook events below and to stay tuned for updates, registration links, messages from our team and more.
For more information about any of our events, please call 319-294-9706 or email email@example.com.
Saturday, August 3, 12pm to 4pm – Hawkeye Downs Expo Center
This event is free to attend for Iowa’s children in foster care, relative placement or adopted from foster care. Registration is required for each child. Register online between July 1 and July 31, 2019.
New this year! All kiddos will get to pick out their backpacks and school supplies! Please bring the student and their school supply lists with you to the event. We will also have a bounce house, dunk tank and free hot dogs.
We are still collecting school supplies for this event. For a list of school supply needs, please visit this page.
Friday, August 9 & Saturday, August 10 – 8am to 2pm – FHF Office
Due to the generous amount of donations received in our Clothing Closet, it’s time for another sale to make room for winter clothing! Everything is $1.00, cash only. All proceeds remain with FHF to help fund our mission of serving Iowa’s children in foster care.
Monday, August, 12, 2019 – 6pm to 7pm – Cedar Rapids Downtown Library
Join other foster parents to network, offer advice, ask questions and support one another. Light refreshments provided. Adults only, please. No childcare provided. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or 319.294.9706.
Saturday, October 12 – 10am to 12pm – Hawkeye Downs Expo Center
There’s nothing quite as awesome as being a super hero. Join FHF volunteers, staff, and lots of exciting guests for our annual Super Hero Bash! Don your favorite super hero costume and get entered for a chance to win prizes, participate in activities, and have so much fun!
This event is open to the public. Admission is $5 for all children (3 and up) at the door. Free for adults.
Admission is FREE for foster, relative placement and adopted children. Registration required at www.fhfia.org between 9/1/19 and 10/5/19.
Sunday, October 27 – 8:30 am – Newbo City Market
Families Helping Families of Iowa is thrilled to be selected as the exclusive charity of the Cedar Rapids Hot Cider Hustle Half Marathon & 5K! Experience a USATF certified course, gourmet hot cider, caramel apples and the best gear in Cedar Rapids. Use the code FHF and receive an additional 10% off and the organizers of the run will donate 10% to FHF!
Click here to register: https://iowaruns.com/cedarrapidshotciderhustle
Saturday, December 14 – 1pm to 4pm – Hawkeye Downs Expo Center
Save the date for our annual holiday celebration for members of the foster care community. Local businesses help make this event possible by hosting a Giving Tree on behalf of FHF. The holiday celebration includes gifts, food, crafts, Santa & Mrs. Clause and a visit to Santa’s Workshop! Many times, families with multiple children are placed in separate homes, our annual holiday celebration provides their only opportunity for these children to spend Christmas with their siblings.
Taste of the Corridor & Silent Auction
Saturday, May 16, 2020 – Save the Date!
Save the date for this amazing annual fundraiser featuring food and drinks from over 20 local restaurants, wineries and breweries! This is our largest fundraiser of the year and also includes a silent auction and DJ. Make plans to join us.