Guide to Foster Hope Day: Everything You Need to Know

About Foster Hope Day

3 Steps to Foster Hope Day

  1. Donate at Charidy.com/fostercare to make a gift & enter for raffle prizes.
  2. Follow along on Facebook. We’ll be live throughout the day on Facebook (Miss anything? Don’t worry, videos will also be posted on the Charidy page after airing live on Facebook).
  3. Create your own mini fundraiser. See the Teams section below for more info.

What is Foster Hope Day?

Foster Hope Day is a fun, virtual day of giving to benefit children impacted by foster care and the Foster & Adoptive Care Coalition.

Why should I donate?

You can win big AND support kids in foster care. Not only do your donations help the Foster & Adoptive Care Coalition help families, but they also enter you to win amazing raffle prizes throughout the day. Donations all day will have a 2X match, and during our special POWER HOURS, donations are matched 4X!

Did you know that more than 7,000 kids enter the Missouri foster care system each year? That is an average of 19 children per day. The Foster and Adoptive Care Coalition was created to fill gaps in our child-welfare system. We find forever families for children in foster care and support parents on the frontlines of helping our kids heal. We call ourselves a Coalition because it takes everyone – parents, volunteers, donors, and advocates – to make sure children leave foster care quickly and have a real chance to heal and grow.

When is Foster Hope Day?

8:00am – 9:00pm on Wednesday, November 3rd.

Where is the event?

This is a fully-virtual, online event. We will be streaming live throughout the day on our Facebook page, and you can make a donation to benefit the Foster & Adoptive Care Coalition at Charidy.com/FosterCare.

Raffle Prizes & Schedule

How can I win hourly raffle prizes? Make a minimum donation of $10 at www.charidy.com/fostercare during that hour, and you are automatically entered to win.

Hourly raffle prize rules: between 8:00 am and 8:59 pm, each time you make a minimum donation of $10 at Charidy.com/fostercare, you will receive a prompt for one of two hourly raffle prizes. Click your choice, and you are automatically entered. We will accept only one entry per hour, so multiple donations during an hour will not help your chances. Make sure to plan ahead!


ALL DAY Raffle Prize

Any donation from 8:00 am to 8:59 pm on November 3rd will enter you to win a weekend trip to Innsbrook!

  • Available June 2022 to May 2023, excluding holidays, on a mutually agreeable date.
  • In only 45 minutes, you’ll be at the perfect 2-night getaway at Innsbrook. This well-appointed, 3-bedroom, 3-bath chalet on Cardinal Lake is a true retreat from the everyday.  Any time of the year, Innsbrook has so much to offer! In the cold months, warm up next to the fireplace, sink into a cozy chair to read a book, enjoy the sunset with a glass of wine, or take an invigorating hike on 7 scenic nature trails. In the summer, Innsbrook’s pristine lakes are perfect for swimming, kayaking, canoeing, and fishing, all of which are available at the chalet. Also included is an 18-hole round of golf for two. So, go, get away, and enjoy “Nature’s Playground!”

8am – 8:59am: Let’s Make a Deal

POWER HOUR #1 Raffle Prize

  • Cedar Creek Family Getaway
    • A gift certificate for a 2-night stay in a queen suite in the newly constructed cottage area of Cedar Creek. This is a two-story guest suite that has a bedroom with two queen-sized beds on the second floor and a living room with a sofa bed on the first floor as well as two full baths. It’s a great space for a family. The value of a 2-night stay is $1,110.

Facebook Live Stream

  • Tune in to the Facebook Live Stream to watch videos, play gameshow trivia, and stay up-to-date on hourly raffle prizes!
  • Video: Welcome to Foster Hope Day – Rene Knott & Dez
  • Video: Welcome to Foster Hope Day – Andy Cohen
  • Videos will also be posted on the Charidy page after airing live on Facebook.

9am – 9:59am: Wheel of Fortune

Raffle Prizes

  • Option 1. Coffee Snob & Tea Fan
    • A Kaldi’s Coffee and Tea basket including everything a coffee and tea lover would need. Two bags of Kaldi’s coffee, chai tea, an assortment of other teas, honey sticks, tea egg, steeping cup with infuser, Kaldi’s coffee mug, French press, ingenuiTEA iced tea maker, Kaldi’s travel bag, and a $25 gift card to Kaldi’s.
  • Option 2. Girls’ Night Out!
    • If you love handbags and a fun night out with your girlfriends, look no further! This is your chance to win two tickets to Hope in a Handbag 2022 – a silent auction of designer handbags that supports the mission of the Foster & Adoptive Care Coalition.

Facebook Live Stream

  • Tune in to the Facebook Live Stream to watch videos, play gameshow trivia, and stay up-to-date on hourly raffle prizes!
  • Video: Pump It Up with Dez
  • Video: Meet Our Staff: Trish – Educational Advocacy
  • Videos will also be posted on the Charidy page after airing live on Facebook.

10am – 10:59am: To Tell the Truth

POWER HOUR #2 Raffle Prize

  • Hermannhof Getaway
    • Plan the ultimate Hermannhof getaway with a $500 gift card to be used at any Hermannhof facility – lodging at the Inn, restaurant, Tin Mill brewery – you name it! And you won’t have to worry about how to get there. This prize includes an Amtrak gift card for a round trip for 2 to Hermann, MO. Trip includes 4 bottles of Dierbergs wine (2 white and 2 red).

Facebook Live Stream

  • Tune in to the Facebook Live Stream to watch videos, play gameshow trivia, and stay up-to-date on hourly raffle prizes!
  • Video: Power Hour #2: Super Cuts!
  • Videos will also be posted on the Charidy page after airing live on Facebook.

11am – 11:59am: Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?

Raffle Prizes

  • Option 1. No Cook November
    • A $200 Time for Dinner gift certificate. Each frozen entrée is perfect for two or three, and it’s so simple: defrost in the refrigerator the night before, then pop in the oven. Plus, Time for Dinner provides suggestions for side dishes to round out your meal. Time for Dinner is the perfect antidote to the meal planning blues!
  • Option 2. MCM Anya Medium Visetos Zip Top Shopper with a bottle of champagne
    • A beautiful, stylish, and practical zip top shopper… who can resist!? Wear it out to your next brunch and bring your champagne to celebrate.

Facebook Live Stream

  • Tune in to the Facebook Live Stream to watch videos, play gameshow trivia, and stay up-to-date on hourly raffle prizes!
  • Video: Facts About Foster Care
  • Video: Meet Our Staff – Jan – General Recruitment
  • Videos will also be posted on the Charidy page after airing live on Facebook.

12pm – 12:59pm: Press Your Luck

POWER HOUR #3 Raffle Prize

  • Cardinals Green Seats
    • Two Cardinals Green Seats tickets (at a mutually agreed upon date in 2022). These premium seats offer a VIP experience at Busch Stadium. Enjoy the best views directly behind home plate, an exclusive pregame dining experience, and in-seat service during the game. What a memorable day at the ballpark- Let’s go Cardinals!

Facebook Live Stream

  • Tune in to the Facebook Live Stream to watch videos, play gameshow trivia, and stay up-to-date on hourly raffle prizes!
  • Video: Power Hour #3: Dez Stumps Rene
  • Video: Meet Our Staff  – Jo Anne – 30 Days to Family®
  • Videos will also be posted on the Charidy page after airing live on Facebook.

1pm – 1:59pm: Win Ben Stein’s Money

Raffle Prizes

  • Option 1. Brews from the Lou
    • A beer basket for the beer lover featuring some of St. Louis’ best brews. From Urban Chestnut: a 4-pack of Zwickel, a 4-pack of Fantasyland IPA, a 4-pack of Schnickelfritz Weissbier Ale, an Urban Underdog ale, and a $10 gift card to Urban Chestnut Brewery. From 2nd Shift: a 4-pack of Hibiscus Wit, 4-pack of Little Big Hop New England-style Session IPA, two beer glasses, and a $10 gift card to 2nd Shift. From Perennial: 4-pack of Southside Blonde Ale and a 4-pack of Pils.
  • Option 2. Mission Taco Time!
    • Elevate your Taco Tuesday game with this fun Mission Taco Joint basket. It includes a bottle of their delicious Blanco tequila, Mission Taco water bottle, beanie, t-shirt, an outdoor Fiesta tablecloth, 4 place mats and 4 napkins, and a gift card for $50 to Mission Taco Joint.

Facebook Live Stream

  • Tune in to the Facebook Live Stream to watch videos, play gameshow trivia, and stay up-to-date on hourly raffle prizes!
  • Video: An Innovative National Leader
  • Video: Meet Our Staff – Maddie – Extreme Recruitment®
  • Videos will also be posted on the Charidy page after airing live on Facebook.

2pm – 2:59pm: $50,000 Pyramid

POWER HOUR #4 Raffle Prize

  • Privé – a Tequila and Taco dinner with Jason Tilford
    • Enjoy a delicious dinner by the renowned St. Louis Chef Jason Tilford (Mission Taco Joint) at your home with 10 people.

Facebook Live Stream

  • Tune in to the Facebook Live Stream to watch videos, play gameshow trivia, and stay up-to-date on hourly raffle prizes!
  • Video: Today is a Special Day
  • Video: Meet Our Staff – Connie – The Dennis and Judy Jones Family Foundation Foster Care & Adoption Program
  • Videos will also be posted on the Charidy page after airing live on Facebook.

3pm – 3:59pm: The Price is Right

Raffle Prizes

  • Option 1. Viva La Vino
    • A wine basket with 12 bottles of a variety of wine for all tastes, including five reds: Line Shack Syrah, 1858 Red Blend, Carmen Gran Reserva Cabernet, and Samuel Robert Pino Noir Willamet; five whites: Tesoro Della Regina Pinot Grigio, Carmen Gran Sauvignon Blanc, Olema Chardonnay, Kendall Jackson Riesling, and Conundrum white blend; two bubbles: Borrasca Prosecco Rose, Jacquart Champagne, and a $100 gift card to Old Herald Brewery and Distillery.
  • Option 2. Spot On!
    • The perfect solution to parking troubles during holiday shopping. Win a parking spot at West County Center for Black Friday and the Saturday before Christmas.

Facebook Live Stream

  • Tune in to the Facebook Live Stream to watch videos, play gameshow trivia, and stay up-to-date on hourly raffle prizes!
  • Video: No Child Should Face the Future Alone
  • Video: Meet Our Staff – Paula – Navigation and Support
  • Videos will also be posted on the Charidy page after airing live on Facebook.

4pm – 4:59pm: Hollywood Squares

Raffle Prizes

  • Option 1. For Whiskey Lovers
    • A delightful basket with six hand-selected whiskeys by Ardent Spirits: “Big Oak” Bourbon Whiskey, “Bombourbon,” – signed by owner of Ardent Spirits,  “Bombourbon 2,” single barrel, Distiller’s select “Ghostwriter,” single barrel, Distiller’s select “Ghostwriter,” aged 4 years, and “The Confluence” Bourbon Whiskey & Rum blend finished in a tequila cask. These are accompanied by a set of whiskey glasses, an ice tray, and a $100 gift card to Old Herald Brewery and Distillery.
  • Option 2. Let’s go Blues!
    • Two tickets to cheer on the St. Louis Blues playing against the Canadiens on Saturday, December 11th, 2021.

Facebook Live Stream

  • Tune in to the Facebook Live Stream to watch videos, play gameshow trivia, and stay up-to-date on hourly raffle prizes!
  • Video: Family is a Basic Need
  • Video: Meet Our Staff – Summer – Families United
  • Videos will also be posted on the Charidy page after airing live on Facebook.

5pm – 5:59pm: Family Feud

POWER HOUR #5 Raffle Prize

  • Hamilton Package
    • Two tickets to Hamilton on Saturday, May 7, 2022, at 8 PM at the Fabulous Fox Theater. Tickets include parking pass. Complete the night with an exquisite dinner with a $150 gift card to Vicia.

Facebook Live Stream

  • Tune in to the Facebook Live Stream to watch videos, play gameshow trivia, and stay up-to-date on hourly raffle prizes!
  • Video: Power Hour #4: Make It Happen!
  • Video: Special Feature: Colton’s Adoption Story, Part 1
  • Videos will also be posted on the Charidy page after airing live on Facebook.

6pm – 6:59pm: The Newlywed Game

Raffle Prizes

  • Option 1: El Monstero Live
    • Four balcony reserved tickets to the most awaited concert of the year: El Monstero – A Tribute to Pink Floyd. The date will be either December 21st or 22nd, 2021.
  • Option 2: Home Bar Essentials
    • A Craft Cocktail basket with everything you need to stock up your home bar. It includes Hibiscus Vodka, Rhubarb- hibiscus flavored gin, Tabasco Vodka, Limoncello, Ardent Agave, Dry Vermouth- Grassotti, Vodka (Grey Goose), and Gin – Greenalls. Of course, no bar is complete without a set of cocktail glasses and The Bar Book – a cocktail recipe book.

Facebook Live Stream

  • Tune in to the Facebook Live Stream to watch videos, play gameshow trivia, and stay up-to-date on hourly raffle prizes!
  • Video: We’ve Been Fighting for Change for 30 Years
  • Video: Special Feature: Colton’s Adoption Story, Part 2
  • Videos will also be posted on the Charidy page after airing live on Facebook.

7pm – 7:59pm: What’s My Line?

POWER HOUR Raffle Prize

  • Get Away Luggage Package
    • A Travel Pro 3-piece set – large, medium, and carry-on spinner – valued at $2,300! To complete your getaway plans, a $100 Southwest Airlines and a $400 Marriott gift cards.

Facebook Live Stream

  • Tune in to the Facebook Live Stream to watch videos, play gameshow trivia, and stay up-to-date on hourly raffle prizes!
  • Video: Power Hour #5: What’s a Pickle’s Favorite Game Show?
  • Video: Special Feature: Colton’s Adoption Story, Part 3
  • Videos will also be posted on the Charidy page after airing live on Facebook.

8pm – 8:59pm: Name That Tune

Raffle Prizes

  • Option 1. Ultimate Date Night
    • A basket with everything you need to go on the perfect date to the famous Andria’s! It includes a $100 gift card to Andria’s, 3 bottles of wine (2017 Stag’s Leap Artemis Cabernet Sauvignon, 2017 Orin Swift California Grenache, and 2016 Buehler’s Cabernet Sauvignon), two wine glasses, a bottle of Andria’s world-famous steak sauce, their delicious house salad dressing, and a cutting board.
  • Option 2. The Perfect Pair
    • A box of 10 Cigars Oliva Serie V Melanio (awarded ‘World’s Best Cigar” in 2014!)  with a cutter and matches paired with John Walker & Son’s 200th Anniversary Celebratory blend Scotch and 4 Lennox scotch glasses.

Facebook Live Stream

  • Tune in to the Facebook Live Stream to watch videos, play gameshow trivia, and stay up-to-date on hourly raffle prizes!
  • Video: There’s Still Time
  • Videos will also be posted on the Charidy page after airing live on Facebook.

9:00 PM: THANK YOU!

Facebook Live Stream

  • Tune in to the Facebook Live Stream to watch videos, play gameshow trivia, and stay up-to-date on hourly raffle prizes!
  • Video: Thank You for Sharing Our Vision
  • Video: Thank You from Andy Cohen – Foster Hope Day
  • Videos will also be posted on the Charidy page after airing live on Facebook.

Power Hours

This year Foster Hope Day will have six POWER HOURS: 8am, 10am, 12pm, 2pm, 5pm, and 7pm.

During these exciting hours, generous sponsors will 4X match your gift, and you will have the chance to win five extra special raffle prizes for those hours.

Teams

Create your very own mini fundraiser by creating a team on Charidy.com/fostercare!

We want to empower our community to invest and take ownership on campaign day. Our incredible campaign software, Charidy, has a unique Teams feature that lets you add their magic to the mission by creating a personal outreach and donations page. Creating your own team is one of the most impactful ways to serve as an ambassador for our kids and make the most out of your gift.

Why teams?

Simply put, creating a Team allows you to easily double your gift. The simplest way to do this is to set your goal to double whatever your personal gift would be. For example, if you plan to donate $100 (thank you!), you could set a goal of $200. You’re basically starting halfway to the finish line. This low-risk option makes it extremely likely you’ll hit your goal, while also making the most out of your personal gift. When you create a Team, you’ll get a personal page and link to share with friends, family, and coworkers. Once you have your link, be sure to share it as widely as possible using social media, text messages, and email. Best of all? Even if someone in your network doesn’t make a gift on Foster Hope Day, you’ve spread awareness of an important cause in the community. It’s a win-win!

How to create teams

Visit Charidy.com/fostercare and scroll down – on the right side there is a button “create a team”, click on that and you will be asked for your name, phone number, email, and to set your team’s goal. Your goal can be whatever you want. Ambitious goals are wonderful, but for an easy, low-risk way to double your gift, simply set your goal to double your personal gift amount.

Pro-tips on teams

Finding Your Team: To find your team, friends and family can either follow the personal link you’ll receive when you create your team, or they can go to charidy.com/fostercare and scroll down until they see the teams section on the right side of the page.

Hitting Your Goal: When you hit your goal, don’t forget to let everyone know! That sense of accomplishment is a great way to show gratitude and to ensure people give next time you ask.

Motivating Others to Give: Don’t be afraid to tell your story! Why does this cause matter to you? Why should it matter to others? Just sharing a link will motivate those you’re close to, but your impact and reach expand dramatically with the addition of a little storytelling.

Thank You to Our Generous Sponsors

Our generous Sponsors make Foster Hope Day wildly successful. Because of their help, last year’s Foster Hope Day exceeded the goal by 92%! Not only do our sponsors give us a head start to Foster Hope Day fundraising, but sponsor donations are pooled into a one-on-one match fund to double donations made on November 3rd.

Believe Sponsors

Anonymous
Dowd Bennett

Aspire Sponsors

Anonymous
Edward Jones
David & Rachel Eidelman
Renaissance Financial Corporation

Imagine Sponsors

Anonymous
Joe & Aimée Bergan
Cass Information Systems
Pat & Jim Duft
First Bank
Kevin & Mary Beth Roy
Katherine & David Kirby
Mike & Laura Lueken
Music that Reclaims
Tim & Debra Niemann
Mike Normile Sr. & Christine Normile
Melanie Scheetz & Bruce Reed
Stifel Bank & Trust
The Raley Family

Dream Sponsors

Tina Amrein
Anonymous
Bank of America
Ryan & Jessica Blackburn
Jessica Edwards
Debra & Richard Halpern
John Schnarre & Mary McMath
Mike & Julie Normile
Jay & Angela Pazero
Jim & Maria Pfitzinger
Kyle Williams & Sana Singh
Marty & Andrea Stammer

Hope Sponsors

Marcia & Joe Ambrose
David & DeAnn Bell
James & Christine Cocayne
Coltrane Systems
Karen DeStefane
Mary & John Gunther
Holly Blumeyer Interior Design
Mark & Julie Kiehl
Jennifer Lynch
Marsh & McLennan Companies
Tom & Pam Noack
John & Jennifer Phillips
Vihar & Katie Sheth
St. Louis REALTORS
Jackie O. Rochelle & Michael Rochelle
Rebecca Stone
Leah Stroup
Josh & Jenny Sturm
Brandon & Cari Wegge

Supporters

Patty Corum & Brent Underwood
Laura & David Puricelli