Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, our in-person events have been postponed until further notice. 

Hope in a Handbag

Hope in a Handbag is the best girls’ night out in town! Every April, hundreds of women fill a ballroom for our fabulous silent auction of designer handbags that supports the mission of the Foster & Adoptive Care Coalition. Hundreds of women enjoying a specialty drinks, yummy appetizers and gourmet chocolates while bidding on gorgeous, designer handbags – what could be better?

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. The event takes place annually in November. Proceeds from Foster Hope Day support the Foster & Adoptive Care Coalition’s efforts to find forever families for children in foster care.

Journey Home

The Journey Home™ Missouri experience is held simultaneously in St. Louis, Kansas City, Columbia, and Springfield. Journey Home™ was created in Milwaukee, WI and is now being replicated across the country by select agencies. One state legislative representative who attended Journey Home™ in Wisconsin summed up the impact of this foster care simulation by saying “I could have read 50,000 pages of briefings and not understood the process  as well as I do now.”

Journey Home is a bus tour to experience the child welfare system from the perspective of a child, and hear from the experts and families who help them find stability. This bus ride will change the way you see children, families and professionals in the child welfare system.

Give STL Day

Give STL Day is a 24-hour, online giving event organized by the St. Louis Community Foundation to grow philanthropy in the St. Louis metropolitan area. The Foster & Adoptive Care Coalition participates in Give STL Day each year.