BigHouse hosts annual events that not only provide tangible resources for our families, they also provide opportunities for fellowship.
Christmas is an exciting time for us because we are able to partner with the community to host our Santa's Workshop shopping event for our families. Families come to the event together and parents choose gifts for their children in one area while their children get to shop for their parents and siblings in another area. Volunteers help kids pick out gifts and wrap them for their family members. All items are donated by our generous community.
Family Beach Retreat
Our annual family beach retreat allows families rest, relaxation and lots of fun. This weekend at the beach will be the first vacation and the first time to see the ocean for some of our kids. Opportunities for sponsoring a child on this trip are available here.
Statewide swimsuit and towel drive
Each year we host a huge collection drive for new swimsuits and towels for children in foster care. Requests are made by social workers on behalf of children in their county and we fill the requests in March, April and May. Each towel is embroidered with the child's name to make it uniquely theirs. Donations can be made each Spring to BigHouse and participating partners.