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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 most events and is available online when published. Check out our Facebook page for more details.

Saturday, August 14, 2021 – 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Hawkeye Downs Expo Center – 4400 6th Street SW in Cedar Rapids
This annual event is for Iowa’s children (grades preschool – 12) in foster care, relative placement, other approved placement or adopted from foster care. In order to receive a backpack & supplies, each child must be registered online at beginning Tuesday, July 6, 2021.

CEDAR RAPIDS Registration Form

ANKENY Registration Form – This registration is FULL and closed.

Amazon Shopping List

Target Shopping List

Financial Donations

Donate via Venmo – @fhf-ia

If you would like to purchase supplies from our supply list below and mail them, or bring them, to our office, the address is 3516 Center Point Road NE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52402. We are open Monday – Friday, 8am to 3pm and Sunday, 1pm to 3pm.

Volunteers to help setup on Friday, August 13, 2021

Volunteers to with event on Saturday, August 14, 2021

Saturday, December 11, 2021
Hawkeye Downs Expo Center – 4400 6th Street SW in Cedar Rapids
Come celebrate the holidays with gifts, goodies, and fun galore. Stay tuned for registration details.

For more information about any of our events, please call 319-294-9706 or email

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