At the Foster & Adoptive Care Coalition, the events we host are organized to serve our greatest cause: family. Every dollar donated goes directly to our support programs, inevitably uplifting the St. Louis community’s children and families impacted by the foster care system. While we love to have fun and commemorate our successes, our main goal is to be able to assist families for generations to come. By participating in our fundraising events, you are single-handedly contributing to our mission: For Every Child… A Place to Call Home!

In 2022, our agency raised a grand total of $749,299.00 from fundraising events alone – there’s always an upcoming event to participate in. Keep reading to see how you can get involved!

Upcoming Events

Hope in a Handbag

Hundreds of fashionable people will gather to support the Foster & Adoptive Care Coalition and enjoy drinks, yummy appetizers, and gourmet chocolates while bidding on gorgeous, designer handbags – what could be better?! To top it all off, all proceeds benefit children impacted by foster care. In 2022, Hope in a Handbag raised a smashing $152,040!

Join us at Hope in a Handbag on April 18, 2024.

Past Events

Bites at The Big Top

Premiering in Spring 2023, Bites at The Big Top aims to unite the St. Louis community with food and fun! As you indulge in the best food and beverages our city has to offer, the central stage will be packed with action thanks to our partner performers at Circus Harmony! With the help of all of our fabulous partners, donors, and sponsors, our first Bites at The Big Top raised a total of $124,200.

This event occurs every other year – we hope you’ll join us in 2025!

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. You can participate in Foster Hope Day by creating your own fundraising team, where you set your own goal that goes toward the coalition’s overall goal! This fun day also includes raffle prizes for those who donate a minimum of $10!

Give STL Day

Give STL Day is a 24-hour online giving event benefitting St. Louis and Illinois communities. This event is an annual giving movement connecting donors and dollars to nonprofits and their funding needs. As a St. Louis nonprofit, The Foster & Adoptive Care Coalition participates each year – in 2022, we raised $265,595! Thank you, STL!

Give STL Day takes place in May.

Junior Board Trivia Night

The annual Junior Board Trivia Night is a special night of trivia, food, and fun for the St. Louis community hosted by the Foster & Adoptive Care Coalition’s Junior Board. All proceeds go right back to benefiting our kiddos! You can buy single tickets or tables for eight. Each year the Junior Board chooses a theme to decorate trivia night with (the theme for 2023 was All Things STL!). Guests are encouraged to bring table decorations to add their own spin and elevate the theme!

Junior Board Trivia Night will take place in June for 2024.

Journey Home™

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.

The Journey Home™ experience is taking place in 2024.

Third Time’s A Charm: Another Enchanting Foster Hope Day!

Author: Norah Okilee What an adventure! This year, we raised an enchanting $243,356 to ensure no child faces the future alone. We couldn’t be more grateful that you once again made Foster Hope Day such a success. From our family to yours, thank you so much! Because of you and our community of generous volunteers, [...]

Bites at The Big Top: A Night to Remember

Author: Ginette Rhodes Bites at The Big Top was easily one of the top food festivals in St. Louis this year! The air was thick with excitement as guests arrived at The Big Top early for the first Bites at The Big Top fundraiser hosted by the Foster and Adoptive Care Coalition. Their outfits dazzled, [...]

Guide to Bites at The Big Top: Everything You Need to Know

About Bites at The Big Top 5 Ways to Support Bites at The Big Top Purchase tickets to attend Bites at The Big Top. Share our social media posts, forward our emails, and tell your friends about us. Become a partner. Are you a restaurant owner, mixologist, or brewer? Reach out to Felisha Smith to [...]

Guide to Foster Hope Day: Everything You Need to Know

About Foster Hope Day 4 Steps to Foster Hope Day Donate and enter to win one of our incredible raffle prizes. Share our social media posts, forward our emails and tell your friends about us. We'll be live throughout the day on Facebook (Miss anything? Don't worry, videos will also be posted on the Charidy [...]

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