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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 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!

 

 

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THURSDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2020
SALEM CONVENTION CENTER
NOON-1:00 PM | FREE TO ATTEND

SPONSOR THIS EVENT

To learn more, contact Esmeralda Chan Tuyub, Event Coordinator, at 503.566.2132.

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

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 and 800 guests annually, this luncheon is a celebration of the community's commitment to caring for children and families.

 

 

 

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FRIDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2020
SALEM CONVENTION CENTER
6:00-10:00 PM | TICKETS: $125

SPONSOR THIS EVENT

To learn more, contact Esmeralda Chan Tuyub, Event Coordinator, at 503.566.2132.

LIVE AND SILENT AUCTIONS BENEFITING FAMILY BUILDING BLOCKS

Helping raise nearly 1.6 million dollars 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!

 

 

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THURSDAY, MARCH 4, 2021
SALEM CONVENTION CENTER
5:00-5:45 SOCIAL HOUR | 5:45-6:30 PM PROGRAM
 | FREE

To learn more, contact Esmeralda Chan Tuyub, Event Coordinator, at 503.566.2132.

WATCH THE 2020 LIVE STREAM EVENT HERE

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. 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.

 

 

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FRIDAY, MAY 14, 2021
ZENITH VINEYARD
7:00-10:30 PM | TICKETS: TBD

COCKTAIL ATTIRE ENCOURAGED | 21 AND OLDER

SPONSOR THIS EVENT

The 2020 Uncorked Revelry has combined with Uncorked Live for a virtual event experience! Click here to learn more.

To inquire about the 2021 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 REVELRY 2019 CATALOG

 

 

 

 

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SATURDAY, MAY 15, 20201
ZENITH VINEYARD
5:30-10:00 PM | TICKETS: TBD

COCKTAIL ATTIRE ENCOURAGED | 21 AND OLDER

SPONSOR THIS EVENT

To learn more, contact Event Coordinator Esmeralda Chan Tuyub. To sponsor the event, contact Director of Business Partnerships Julie Hilty.

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!"


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

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.


UNCORKED LIVE 2020 CATALOG

PAST CATALOGS

UNCORKED GALLERY

 

10TH ANNIVERSARY VIDEO

 

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VOLUNTEER FOR UNCORKED

 

 

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2021 DATES TBD
L.B. DAY AMPHITHEATRE AT THE OREGON STATE FAIRGROUNDS
6:00-10:00 PM | TICKETS: TBD

SPONSOR THIS EVENT

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!

 

 

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SATURDAY, AUGUST 7, 2021
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 Julie Hilty, Business Partnerships Director, at 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.

 

 

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SEPTEMBER 2021
FOOTHILLS CHURCH IN STAYTON, OR
NOON-1:00 PM | FREE TO ATTEND

SPONSOR THIS EVENT

To learn more, contact Esmeralda Chan Tuyub, Event Coordinator, at 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.” 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.