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Family Building Blocks has grown significantly since our founding as a Relief Nursery in 1997. From our humble start as a small, church basement operation, we have grown into a well-established social services agency serving over 1,300 children and 780 families from six locations throughout Marion and Polk counties, with a $5.5 million annual budget. We operate several family strengthening and early childhood programs led by over 100 employees, and supported by 400 volunteers and 1,700 donors annually.


All families partnering with Family Building Blocks have access to the following resources:


Families partnering with Family Building Blocks receive emergency food boxes through our partnership with Marion-Polk Food Share. Non-perishable food donations are accepted year-round at our locations to support the needs of families parenting young children in Marion and Polk counties.


Quality and gently used children's clothing is available to families through our Clothes Closet. There is always a need for additional donations of gently used clothing for children ages infant to five years.


Parents are connected to needed community resources and services including local food banks, medical and dental providers, housing, child care, Head Start, support for basic needs, substance abuse counseling, domestic violence programs, and other charitable organizations that may be able to help families during a crisis.

 Our vision is for all children in our community to be safe, thriving, and out of foster care. We hope you share our excitement about this partnership! Together, as a community, we can ensure the well-being of our youngest generation and future generations to follow.

From fundraisers to community outreach initiatives, we offer a robust high-quality events program designed to engage the community and unite Marion and Polk counties in our mission of "Keeping Children Safe and Families Together." Because of our event sponsors, we are able to ensure event proceeds directly support our programs and services. We partner with businesses to help minimize our costs while providing an invaluable platform for brand recognition and customer acquisiton with our audiences ranging from 200 to 4,000. Thank you for investing in your community through Family Building Blocks

To sponsor the event, become a table captain, and learn about how you can become a Stepping Stone Sustainer, please contact Julie Hilty at 503.566.2132.

Interested in sponsoring an event? Check out the many opportunities for involvement. We look forward to finding the perfect fit for you!

Meaghan Levy

Marketing Manager

Family Building Blocks

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