2021 VIRTUAL Fostering Love Gala
Saturday, Feb. 13, 6:00 p.m.
We’ve all felt the unprecedented level of unpredictability, stress and chaos this year has brought with it. But for children in the foster care system––kids who have already endured the unimaginable––trauma, instability and uncertainty are ways of life.
Carrying Hope, a 501c3 nonprofit that has transformed the way children enter the foster care system across Texas, invites you to join us from the comfort of your own homes for a lovely evening that will directly impact and brighten the lives of those who need it most: children being removed from their homes and placed in foster care. While we will miss gathering with you in person for our Fourth Annual Fostering Love Gala, we look forward to uniting together for a common cause: to ensure every child entering foster care arrives with a Hope Pack.
In the past four years, Carrying Hope has distributed more than 10,000 Hope Packs filled with comfort items and essentials to foster children throughout Texas, transforming a once heartbreaking scenario into a transition that begins with hope and healing. We work directly with CPS and foster care agencies throughout Texas to distribute our Hope Packs, which contain everything a child needs during his/her/their first 48 hours in foster care. Since the onset of the pandemic, the demand for our services has skyrocketed and we have distributed a record number of Hope Packs, fulfilling requests from caseworkers, foster agencies and foster and kinship families on a daily basis.
Our annual gala is our biggest fundraiser of the year, and the capital raised on this special evening will allow us to distribute more than 5,000 Hope Packs in 2021. Together, we can make sure that every child who enters the foster care system arrives carrying a Hope Pack brimming with special items of his/her/their own rather than arriving to an unfamiliar home during a moment of crisis with nothing at all. Learn more at http://bidpal.net/carryinghopevirtual.
2020 Fostering Love Gala
Our 3rd Annual Fostering Love Gala on February 20, 2020, at Brazos Hall was a night to remember! We raised a record-breaking amount of money and were so thrilled to welcome guest speaker Eddie Garcia, on-air personality and video producer of the nationally syndicated Bobby Bones Show. Eddie is also half of the music-comedy duo The Raging Idiots and a proud foster dad himself! Music from More Cowbell was the perfect end to the evening. Huge thanks to our generous sponsors! Learn more and view a gallery of photos from the 2020 event here: https://www.facebook.com/pg/carryinghopeaustin/photos/?tab=album&album_id=2828822797208411.
THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS!
Jared Toren & Nick Mares