This Year’s Theme: Tales of Adventure

This Foster Hope Day, November 8th, embark on a grand adventure to support the healing journey of children impacted by foster care. Families reach out to us with urgent needs, and you, valiant supporters, answer their call without delay.

At the heart of this journey lies a child’s simple yet profound wish: a loving family. As they yearn for belonging, families too seek the warmth of a caring community. Let’s turn these hopes into reality.

Join us in crafting a story of change. Your generous contribution not only paves the path to healing but also grants you a chance to win incredible raffle prizes. With your time, voice, and compassion, let’s script a transformational tale, where every child finds their family and dreams come true.

Become a sponsor, and watch as your benevolence crafts a new chapter in the lives of these young adventurers, shaping their future with the power of compassion.

Immerse yourself in the pages of an extraordinary journey that supports the dreams and aspirations of children in foster care.

Benefits include:

  • 20 exclusive VIP tickets with a reserved section to the sponsor happy hour
  • Name and logo featured on 6,400 invitations
  • Name, logo, and link featured with a banner on the website and in our Coalition Connection newsletter (online circ. 24,000+)
  • Name highlighted weekly in event social media promotion
  • Plus benefits from all levels below

Indulge in the adventure of storytelling and the transformative power it holds.

Benefits include:

  • 10 exclusive VIP tickets with a reserved table to the sponsor happy hour
  • Name and logo on all donor notification emails
  • Plus benefits from all levels below

Step into a fantastical world of enchantment.

Benefits include:

  • 8 exclusive VIP tickets to the sponsor happy hour
  • Name and logo included in hourly raffle promotions
  • Plus benefits from all levels below

Discover a realm filled with wonder and endless possibilities.

Benefits include:

  • 6 exclusive VIP tickets to the sponsor happy hour
  • Name and logo prominently featured on event website
  • Plus benefits from all levels below

Explore a world of hope, resilience, and unwavering support for children in foster care.

Benefits include:

  • 4 exclusive VIP tickets to the sponsor happy hour
  • Name and logo prominently featured on event website
  • Plus benefits from all levels below

Unlock your imagination and embark on a whimsical adventure where fantasy merges with reality.

Benefits include:

  • 2 exclusive VIP tickets to the sponsor happy hour
  • Your sponsorship will provide a one-to-one match on Foster Hope Day
  • Name featured on event website
  • Name featured in our Fostering Hope newsletter (circ. 7,000+)
  • Name and link in our Coalition Connection Newsletter (online circ. 24,000+)
  • Name listed on the Fostering Hope Giving Society wall
  • Name listed on our Coalition website

Sponsor Happy Hour

We are excited to offer our sponsors a family-friendly in-person happy hour again this year! Join us at The Hall by Olive + Oak, where a realm of wonder awaits you. Our valiant supporters will enjoy craft cocktails, delicious wine, beer, and exquisite cuisine prepared by Chef Jesse Mendica. This happy hour event will honor the exciting day and include attendance prizes throughout the evening and a performance from a local storyteller, Kenya Ajanaku. Kids will enjoy fun activities and O+O’s signature kids’ burger + mac and cheese. Doors open at 6 pm. Your sponsorship not only grants you entry but also brings hope and change to these young lives. Take a step towards making a lasting impact – sponsor now and be a part of their incredible story. All sponsorship levels include tickets to the happy hour.

Happy Hour Timeline

6:00 Doors open; cocktails and drinks served

6:15 Appetizers passed, and the buffet opens

6:45 Opening remarks followed by storyteller, Kenya Ajanaku

7:15 Honoring KSDK for 500 children who found A Place to Call Home

7:30 Thank you for coming!

Kenya Ajanaku is a nationally known drummer and storyteller whose talents have captivated his audiences for over 26 years. His signature program, “Rhythms and Folklore of Africa,” is a unique combination of storytelling, drumming, and dance.

Kenya started his career as a professionally trained jeweler, but after some travel and reflection, he discovered his calling as a performing artist. He soon became a percussionist for the world-renowned Katherine Dunham Dance Troupe. He sharpened his skills as a dancer with the master West African drummer Mor Thiam in the dance company Cosaan. He also developed his stage presence as drummer and vocalist with the InFra-Red Rockers, a reggae band.

Master storyteller Bobby Norfolk introduced Kenya to the art of professional storytelling. Today, Kenya performs nationally, combining storytelling, drumming, and dance in unique, unforgettable performances.

Kenya also devotes his talent and energy to his community – serving as founder and Executive Director of Harambee Institute, a nonprofit organization that promotes personal and social development through experience in the cultural arts.

Learn more:

Contact Felisha Smith at with all happy hour related questions!

About Foster Hope Day

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.

When Is Foster Hope Day?

All day on Wednesday, November 8th.

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

Raffle Prizes

Each hour will have a different raffle prize. All you have to do is make a donation on November 8th. Last year we raffled off a private jet trip, a Mission Taco food truck party, designer handbags, a home office makeover, and much more.

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