From fundraisers to community outreach initiatives, we offer a robust high-quality events program designed to engage the community and unite Marion and Polk counties in our mission of "Keeping Children Safe and Families Together." Because of our event sponsors, we are able to ensure event proceeds directly support our programs and services. We partner with businesses to help minimize our costs while providing an invaluable platform for brand recognition and customer acquisiton with our audiences ranging from 200 to 4,000. Thank you for investing in your community through Family Building Blocks!
Interested in sponsoring an event? Check out the many opportunities for involvement. We look forward to finding the perfect fit for you!
The second annual Untapped “Brew & Chew” Pairings Event is a fundraiser for Family Building Blocks, celebrating the culture of local breweries and restaurants, and promoting a strong and united community to "Keep Children Safe and Families Together." These events are led by the Family Building Blocks Young Leaders Council.
To inquire about the activities schedule or becoming a vendor, please contact Julie Hilty, Community Outreach Manager, at 503.566.2132.
Held at Salem's Riverfront Park the first Saturday of each August, Riverfront Family Fest is one of the largest child-friendly community events in Salem with nearly 4,000 parents and children each year. This health and safety resource fair is free to attend. With a range of family-friendly activities, Riverfront Park comes to life, providing a safe and fun place for families to spend time with each other and to build new relationships with other community members.
Bring your friends to enjoy a free lunch and learn about opportunities available to families in Polk County and how you can help. To learn more, become a table captain, or sponsor the event, contact Julie Hilty at 503.566.2132.
Grab your friends and join us for a day of shopping, savings, fall fashion preview, and fun! All proceeds fund mini grants for Family Building Blocks families.
The Dream Builders Luncheon is our fall fundraiser held at the Salem Convention Center in the heart of downtown Salem. Each year, we welcome over 800 community members for a complimentary lunch and an inspiring program. The hour-long program showcases our prevention programs and introduces one of our families to share how Family Building Blocks has impacted their lives. With over 30 sponsors in 2016, the Dream Builders Luncheon is a celebration of the community's commitment for caring for children and families.
To sponsor the event and learn more, contact Sam Lewis at 503.566.2132.
The first annual Gala of Trees was held in 1990. Since that time, many nonprofit organizations serving children in need in Marion and Polk counties have been the beneficiary of this premier holiday event.
We are excited to announce the 2017 Gala of Trees will benefit children served in the local community by Boys & Girls Aid and Family Building Blocks. This multi-year partnership is sure to make a significant impact for children and families in the community.
Both organizations work to promote the safety and stability of children. Whether they remain with their biological families or find permanency with adoptive parents, we believe children have the most opportunity for success when they are raised by loving and caring adults.
Through this partnership, we hope to increase awareness of children in need and raise funds to address the growing demand. Our vision is for all children in our community to be safe, thriving, and out of foster care. We hope you share our excitement about this partnership! Together, as a community, we can ensure the well-being of our youngest generation and future generations to follow.
To continue ensuring as many children and families as possible receive the support they need, Family Building Blocks highlights the importance of monthly giving and what it means to be a Stepping Stone Sustainer. To help reach those unable to attend the Dream Builders Luncheon in the fall, we are looking forward to hosting a happy hour and gathering of community members dedicated to helping children and families in Marion and Polk counties.
Held at the Salem Convention Center, the first hour is an opportunity for guests to mingle and unwind from the work day followed by an hour-long program featuring stories about local families. Please consider reserving your spot and bringing your friends.
To sponsor the event, become a table captain, and learn about how you can become a Stepping Stone Sustainer, please contact Julie Hilty at 503.566.2132.
Questions? Please contact Sam Lewis, Event Manager, at 503.566.2132.
Held at picturesque Zenith Vineyard in Oregon's esteemed wine country, Uncorked Wine Auction features a Wine Maker's reception, gourmet three-course meal, and silent and live auctions offering exclusive luxury experience packages. With over 400 guests annually, this first-class event has helped raise over $3 million since 2008 to "Keep Children Safe and Families Together." For every one family enrolled in our programs, there are at least three more who remain unserved and would greatly benefit from support. Our therapeutic classrooms, home visiting, and parent education programs help over 780 families in Marion and Polk counties. Annually, 99% of children in our prevention programs remain living safely with their families, avoiding foster care and the devastation of abuse and neglect.