2nd Fostering is Love Walk

10/05/2019 08:30 AM - 02:00 PM CT


        2nd Fostering is Love Walk 
        October 5, 2019

        Mall of America
Celebrating Foster & Adoptive Families
Raising Awareness about the Need for More Foster Families
Free Event for All-Please Register

Indoor Walk: 8:30-9:30(registration opens at 8:00am at the East Entrance Level 1, by Sea Life)
                                          Best parking is East Parking Ramp Level P1 or P2
            8:30am--Kick off with Joe Schmit -KSTP Sportscaster--in the Routnda
                   Walk Includes:
                   Balloon Artist, Jump Roping,
                   Coloring Station, Nickelodeon Characters
                   Free Kid's Hero Capes-- first 200 -registered children at check-in
                   Nikelodeon Mystery Tickets given to first 300 registered at check-in
                   100 Build a Bears given to the first 100 registered chidlren under 10 years old
Celebration Ceremony9:35am in Rotunda
         Prize giveaway for kids & 20 Backpacks filled with School Supplies
         Pamper the Parent Prizes
         Inspirational Speakers and Foster Youth & Foster Families Stories
Foster and Adoption Information Fair: 8:30am-2pm in North East Court 
         22 exhbitiors represented
         Learn more about becoming a foster or adoptive parent
Art Show: 8:30m-2pm in South East Court
         Showcasing art from MN Waiting Children
                Foster Kids Hoping to be Adopted
         Silent Auction 
Cards of Love: 10:30am-2pm in Rotunda & South East Court
        Sponsored by Crayola Experience
        Create an inspirational card for foster child
        Create a thank you note for foster parent

After Walk Activities: 10am -2pm 
         NorthStar Therapy Pets: 10am-1pm in Rotunda
                    Come and pet dogs,cats & bunnies
          Photo Booth: 8am-12:30pm in Rotunda
                     Take fun family photos that are easy to upload to social media
          Cards of Love: 10am-2pm in Rotunda & Macy's Court
                      Create an Inspirational Card for a foster youth and a Thank You to a Foster Parent 
          Foster Children Art Show: 9am-2pm South East Court
                      Art created by foster children hoping to be adopted
                      Silent Auction
          Information Fair: 9am-2pm
                      Learn about how to become a foster and/or adoptive parent
                      Learn what services are avaialbe to foster and adoptive families and foster youth
Walkers are encouraged to dress up in matching t shirts or costumes 
carry a sign to display your family, business, school or nonprofit.

                          Join Us!

Find Foster Families Day in MN on October 8, 2019
How to become a Foster or Adoptive Parent Information Meetings will be held all over the state of MN on October 8th
35W Bridge & the Lowry Bridge will be lit RED in recognition of the day
Meeting Locations listed at: www.AdoptionIsLoveFund.org and www.FindFosterFamilies.org