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!
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.
When we are able to have in-person events, the Sustainers Happy Hour will welcome over 600 community members to the Salem Convention Center to celebrate the power of prevention.
Dedicated to helping children and families in Marion and Polk counties, our guests gather for happy hour with wine and appetizers followed by an hour-long program featuring stories about local families. Please join us in the future for one of our favorite annual events!
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.
To inquire about the 2022 event, contact Esmeralda Chan Tuyub, Event Coordinator, at 503.566.2132.
Don your favorite cocktail attire, bring your friends, and celebrate your winning bids with a night of ‘Revelry!’ Whether you’re a wine enthusiast or a wine novice, an outdoor adventurer or a foodie, a young professional or a long-time supporter, Uncorked Revelry guarantees an evening to remember. With a new ticket price, Revelry’s guests will enjoy bidding on exclusive silent auction experiences while sampling Oregon’s finest wines, signature brews, and cuisine. Keep the party going with handcrafted cocktails while dancing the night away.
Uncorked Live promises a truly luxurious evening in Oregon’s esteemed wine country. Guests are greeted with a glass of bubbly and decadent hors d’oeuvres at this world-class black tie benefit. Enjoy unmatched Live Auction experiences including a Super Silent Auction with rare and large format fine wines, a gourmet three-course dinner with wine pairings, live music, and more. Delight in handcrafted cocktails and dance in the vineyard as the celebration continues. Raise your glass and paddle with us to "Keep Children Safe and Families Together!"
Held at picturesque Zenith Vineyard, Uncorked Wine Auction has helped raise over $4 million to prevent child abuse and neglect in Marion and Polk counties since 2008. For each family 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.
Thank you for your interest in volunteering for Uncorked Wine Auction.
Capital City LIVE! benefits children and families partnering with Family Building Blocks. Each year, our Therapeutic Classrooms, Home Visiting services, and Parenting Education programs support over 1,100 children and 750 families in Marion and Polk counties. Annually, 99% of these children remain living safely with their families, avoiding foster care and the devastation of abuse and neglect. While youth correctional facilities and foster care cost tax payers nearly $140,000 a year per child, Family Building Blocks’ critical prevention programs cost just $7,500. If you have a dollar to spend, spend it on prevention!
To inquire about the activities schedule or becoming a vendor, please contact Julie Hilty, Business Partnerships Director, 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.
To learn more, contact Esmeralda Chan Tuyub, Event Coordinator, at 503.566.2132.
The Doris's Place Luncheon is a free event highlighting the power of prevention and the extraordinary return on investment that Family Building Blocks’ quality early childhood programs provide. Over 200 community members will hear an inspiring program featuring family success stories. Celebrate with us as we honor the community’s commitment to “Keeping Children Safe and Families Together.” Donors support over 1,100 children and 750 families annually. To learn more, become a table captain, or sponsor the event, contact Julie Hilty at 503.566.2132.
To learn more, contact Director of Business Partnerships Julie Hilty at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Held at the Salem Convention Center, the Dream Builders Luncheon is a free event highlighting the power of prevention and the extraordinary return on investment that Family Building Blocks’ quality early childhood programs provide. Over 800 community members will hear an inspiring program featuring family success stories. Celebrate with us as we honor the community’s commitment to “Keeping Children Safe and Families Together.” Dream Builders support over 1,200 children and 780 families annually.
Helping raise nearly $2 million since it began in 1990, the Gala of Trees has supported the efforts of many nonprofit organizations serving children in need in Marion and Polk counties. We are proud to continue this legacy of caring for the youngest among us as the host of the annual Gala of Trees.
Celebrate the holidays and bid on a range of elaborately decorated holiday trees of all sizes. Accompanying these one-of-a-kind trees are unbeatable experience packages including luxury trips, family vacations, gift certificates, wine, home decor, specialized treats for your pets, and more!