Fostering HOPS: A Taste of Van Aken To Take Place on Oct. 14

click to enlarge Fostering HOPS takes place on Oct. 14. - Courtesy of Fostering Hope
Courtesy of Fostering Hope
Fostering HOPS takes place on Oct. 14.
Fostering Hope, a local nonprofit, will host its sixth annual fundraiser, Fostering HOPS: A Taste of Van Aken, at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 14, in the Van Aken Market Hall.

There will be drinks courtesy of Sibling Revelry, specially selected tastes from Market Hall vendors and private shopping experiences at some of the Market Hall shops. Craft Collective will feature a VIP area with specialty drinks and food from Kindred Spirit and Michael’s Genuine. Raffle items include a “Barrow of Bourbon” and a "Large Big Green Egg" along with other unique items.

This annual fundraiser supports Fostering Hope’s mission of “connecting and enriching youth who live in residential treatment and foster care with unique experiences of hope and healing.”

This year, Fostering Hope is expecting to serve over 1,000 children through programming centered on childhood experiences, heath and wellness, and community involvement.

“We believe that all children deserve to experience the fundamental joys of childhood,” says Fostering Hope Executive Director Karen Carter in a press release. “The wonderful kids we serve find themselves in the foster care system at no fault of their own. We aim to show them that the community cares about them and help them experience special moments of just being a kid.”

Tickets to Fostering HOPS: A Taste of Van Aken can be purchased at FosteringHopeOhio.org. Ticket prices range from $80 to $150.