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EVENTS


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 acquisition 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? We look forward to finding the perfect fit for you!

 

 

2024 SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

 

 

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THURSDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2024
SALEM CONVENTION CENTER

BECOME A DREAM BUILDER AND HELP
"KEEP CHILDREN SAFE AND FAMILIES TOGETHER"

"Family Building Blocks is the fourth leg on our table." 
- Natallea, Partnering Parent

 

 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.” 

 

 

 

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FRIDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2023
SALEM CONVENTION CENTER

PURCHASE TICKETS

To learn more about sponsorship, contact Julie Duran at jduran@familybuildingblocks.org or 503.566.2132.

To learn more about the event, contact Brittany Wilcox Peña at bpena@familybuildingblocks.org or 503.566.2132.

BENEFITING FAMILY BUILDING BLOCKS

Helping raise nearly $3 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!

To learn more about the event call 503.566.2132.

 

 

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WEDNESDAY, MARCH 6, 2024
SALEM CONVENTION CENTER

 

RESERVE A SEAT

To learn more, reserve a seat, or host a table,
contact Claudia Vorse at cvorse@familybuildingblocks.org or 503.566.2132.

SPONSOR THE EVENT

To learn more, contact Julie Duran at jduran@familybuildingblocks.org or 503.566.2132.

Become a Sustainer (monthly donor) or increase your monthly pledge to "Keep Children Safe and Families Together!"

 

BECOME A STEPPING STONE SUSTAINER TO HELP CHILDREN
"EVERY STEP OF THE WAY"

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.

The Sustainers Happy Hour welcomes 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 inspiring program featuring stories about local families. Please join us in the future for one of our favorite annual events!

 

 

 

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APRIL 18, 2024
THE GATE COMMUNITY YOUTH CENTER IN
 INDEPENDENCE, OR
12:00-1:00 PM | FREE TO ATTEND

SPONSOR THIS EVENT

To learn more, contact Julie Duran at jduran@familybuildingblocks.org or 503.566.2132.

JOIN US FOR THE POLK COUNTY LUNCHEON!

 The Polk County 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.”

 

 

 

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MAY 31 AND JUNE 1, 2024
BRYN MAWR VINEYARDS

SPONSOR THIS EVENT

To learn more, contact Julie Duran at jduran@familybuildingblocks.org or 503.566.2132.


THE MID-VALLEY'S PREMIER AUCTIONS BENEFITING FAMILY BUILDING BLOCKS
FUNDRAISING GOAL: $500,000

Uncorked Revelry and Uncorked Live promise spectacular evenings with breathtaking views from Mt. Jefferson to the Van Duzer Corridor AVA. Featuring unmatched Silent, Super Silent, and Live Auction experiences, including rare and large format wines, Uncorked invites guests from all over to delight in the region's finest wine, beer, cuisine, and more.

Uncorked has helped raise nearly $6 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. Annually, 99% of children in our prevention programs remain living safely with their families, avoiding foster care and the devastation of abuse and neglect.

To learn more about the event, contact Kat at khills@familybuildingblocks.org 503.566.2132.

 

2024 UNCORKED TICKETS NOW AVAILABLE!

 

 

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Summer 2024

SPONSOR THIS EVENT

To learn more, contact Julie Duran at jduran@familybuildingblocks.org or 503.566.2132.

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 1,200 children and 800 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!

 

 

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SATURDAY, AUGUST 3, 2024
SALEM'S RIVERFRONT PARK
10:00 AM-2:00 PM | FREE TO ATTEND

ANNUAL HEALTH AND SAFETY FAIR WITH FAMILY-FRIENDLY ACTIVITIES

SPONSOR THIS EVENT

To inquire about the activities schedule or becoming a vendor, please contact
Daisy Holmes at dholmes@familybuildingblocks.org or 503.566.2132. 

CELEBRATE FAMILIES IN OUR COMMUNITY

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.

2024 VENDOR FEES AND FORM  *Must be an approved vendor prior to applying

 

 

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APRIL 2025

SPONSOR THIS EVENT

To learn more, contact Julie Duran at jduran@familybuildingblocks.org or 503.566.2132.

JOIN US FOR THE DORIS'S PLACE LUNCHEON!

 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.”