Events

Fun ways to join in and support us throughout the year

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Our Next Event

Heart & Soul Gala

Our biggest fundraising event of the year, the Heart & Soul Gala, features cocktails and silent and live auction bidding, followed by a three-course dinner complete with wine service.

2020’s 7th annual Heart & Soul Gala was our largest yet with more than 300 people joining us at the Four Points Sheraton in Fairview in February. We raised $195,000 to support our mission of strengthening the social and emotional well-being of individuals and families by creating healthy relationships, loving homes and strong communities.

“The goal of our program was to help people understand the full scope of services we provide as an agency, but also help them understand the difference they can make on an individual’s life,” said Caritas Family Solutions’ CEO Gary Huelsmann. “We wanted them to know that we serve more than 4,500 people each year through our programming while at the same time giving them a greater understanding of how our services impact the life of an individual child in foster care or mentally disabled person. We couldn’t accomplish all that we do without the community’s support and we’re very thankful for that.”

The Honorary Chairs of 2020’s event were longtime supporters Kevin and Debra Bastien. The Presenting Sponsor was the locally-based company, Performance Roofing Inc. KSDK’s 5 on Your Side Morning News Anchor Rene Knott served as the Master of Ceremonies. Musical entertainment was provided by Brock Elmore with Let’s Celebrate DJ’s.

Annual Events

Heart & Soul Gala

Our biggest event – includes dinner, auction, and local celebrities.

Every February

National Child Abuse Prevention Month

Child Abuse Prevention (CAP) Month, a time to acknowledge the important role our communities play in protecting children.

Every April

National Foster Care Month

National Foster Care Month is a time to recognize that we each can play a part in enhancing the lives of children and youth in foster care.

Every May

caritas day of giving

Our biggest event – includes dinner, auction, and local celebrities.

Every February

chicken for a cause

Shop at the I Stand Up For Kids Store to help us create loving homes.

Every April

secret santa

A fun family night out to raise money to support our mission

Every April

Caritas Day 2020

A day of online shopping and giving to supply the people we serve.

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Friday, July 31, 2020
online only

Our 4th Annual Caritas Day is on online event celebrating the 73rd anniversary of our incorporation as a nonprofit agency. It is a celebration of successes by the thousands of individuals, children and families we’ve served over the years, and a day of giving in support of those who need our services today.

How To Participate

Make a donation

Our biggest event – includes dinner, auction, and local celebrities.

Shop Our Wishlist

Shop online for items to support our seniors at Fox River Assisted Living Apartments.

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