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Join us in raising funds for foster, former foster, abused and neglected children in Ventura County and the Conejo Valley! The HOPE4Kids Festival & Run is a community effort sponsored by RaisingHOPE, Inc., in partnership with a variety of community partners seeks to raise awareness of the needs of youth in foster care and raise funds to meet the needs of youth in care. Monies raised by this event will go directly to assist foster youth including but not limited to paying for orthodontic treatment, special medical equipment, recently emancipated young adults in crisis, and extracurricular activities such as sports equipment, camps, musical instruments, arts, driver’s education courses and more!
When: Saturday April 28, 2018 from 8am-2pm
Where: Lake Sherwood – 2300 Norfield Ct. Thousand Oaks, CA 91361
There are many ways that you can support this cause. You can participate in our 5K/10K Run/Walks as an individual or as a team. Children ages 0-9 can participate in our 1 Mile Fun Run. You could also become a corporate sponsor or sponsor an individual runner.
The Festival is FREE to runners and the public and includes fun for the whole family. It features booths by community organizations, food trucks, a free KidZone (bounce houses, gaming truck, reptiles and more) and community performances.
One of the things we are most excited about is our partnership with Ventura County CFS to present our annual Foster Gallery at the Festival. We will feature mini-biographies of children in need of homes and licensed social workers will be available to answer questions about adoption and foster care. HOPE4Kids is the only place you will see this in the county and it is a great way to get information on fostering or adopting through foster care. We will also have the private foster family agencies at the event so that you can learn the various avenues for fostering. If you are interested in foster care or adoption, please stop by the Foster Gallery to learn more.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (805) 491-5439 for more information.