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. Check out our Facebook page for more details.

Back to School Rally

Saturday, August 13, 2022 ~ 12:00pm to 3:00pm

Hawkeye Downs South Expo Center
4400 6th St SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404

This annual event is for Iowa’s children (grades preschool – 12) in foster care or adopted from foster care. In order to receive a backpack & supplies, each child must be registered in order to receive school supplies. 

  • CEDAR RAPIDS – Click HERE to register for the in-person event in Cedar Rapids on Saturday, August 13, 2022.
  • ANKENY – Click HERE to register for school supplies to be picked up in the Ankeny area. The date, time and location will be emailed to you at a later date from the Four Oaks office in Ankeny.
  • WATERLOO – Click HERE to register for school supplies to be picked up in the Waterloo area. The date, time and location will be emailed to you at a later date from the Four Oaks office in Waterloo.

If your business or community group would like to help us collect supplies this year, please email Angela at office@fhfia.org for more information.

If you would like to make a financial decision to help us purchase supplies, please click HERE.

To make shopping easier, we have created a shopping list on Target. If you would like to shop from Amazon, please use our list of needed items and purchase any supplies you would like to provide.

**Name brand items are preferred by the students.**