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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 some events, and many registrations are available online. Check out the “Learn More” links below with each event to RSVP and get registered.

November 2018

Gazette Gives Back Campaign – Nov. 16 – Dec. 31

We are thrilled to announce that Families Helping Families has been selected as a participant for The Gazette Gives Back 2019!  The Gazette Gives Back supports local nonprofits with free advertising to increase awareness of the critical resources and services made available to our region. In 2018, over $500,000 in free advertising was provided through this program. We need your vote to receive our share of the free ads!

Voting starts Nov. 16 and concludes Dec. 21. Visit The Gazette Gives Back campaign to login or create an account. An email or postcard will go to every Gazette subscriber with voting instructions and reminders.  Non-subscribers may go to the website and select “Not a Subscriber? You can still vote!” icon to participate. Learn More >>

POUND Toy Drive – Nov. 25

Join us November 25th for a Families Helping Families holiday toy drive to help benefit foster children this season and receive an awesome Rockout Workout with local POUND Pros to fun holiday tracks! Learn more about POUND workouts and to expect! Bring a new, unwrapped toy for entry and a yoga mat, water, and comfortable clothing to rock out with! Don’t have a yoga mat? No worries, we got you covered! Ripstix provided for use. No registration required! Learn More >>

Giving Tuesday – Nov. 27

Save The Date! #GivingTuesday 2018 is Tuesday, November 27th. We’re proud to be a part of the global celebration of giving. Visit www.givingtuesday.org to find out more!

Sock Hop Fundraiser for Families Helping Families – Nov. 30

Girl Scout Junior Troop 3815 are working on their Bronze Award and wanted to help Families Helping Families. A unique nonprofit offering programs and services to support children and families in Iowa’s foster care system. This fun event is open to the community! Admission is only 1 package of new socks or undies (baby, toddler, kids, and adult sizes).  Learn More and Register >>

You can expect fun for the whole family:

  • XRAY DJ Will Be Bringing the 50’s back with tunes all night
  • FREE popcorn and root beer floats, just like the old days
  • Hula-hoop AND limbo contestWe welcome 50s attire (grab those saddle shoes and that poodle skirt!) recommended but not required!

For questions, contact troop leader Erin Wilde at erin.wilde2017@gmail.com or Sonya Sinnwell at thesinwells@gmail.com.

December 2018

Pop Culture Trivia at Quarter Barrel – Dec. 5

Round up your friends, grab the kiddos, and join us at the Families Helping Families Pop Culture Trivia Night Fundraiser on December 5! Brush up on your movie, music and TV knowledge, come hungry and thirsty, and support us in providing programs and services to Iowa’s Children in foster care! Learn More and Register >>

Winter Wonderland Celebration – Dec. 15

Families Helping Families of Iowa cordially invites you to the 2018 Winter Wonderland Holiday Celebration, hosted by Hawkeye Downs on Saturday, December 15 from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. Each year we celebrate with Iowa’s children in foster care and provide a festive atmosphere with toys and gifts, Santa & Mrs. Claus, lots of activities, music and refreshments! Learn More and Register >> 

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