by K&FT staff
Kids & Families Together (K&FT) is a nonprofit that has been serving foster/resource, adoptive, kinship, and birth families throughout Ventura County since 2000. K&FT works with children who have experienced trauma, abuse, neglect, loss, and multiple placements. K&FT also works with caregivers who need specialized education, support, and strategies to help raise safe, healthy, nurtured children that thrive.
Kids & Families Together along with their community partner, Crosspointe Church Ventura, will be hosting the Harvest Fest Gift~Away event on Saturday, October 24th for the Ventura County foster/resource, kinship, adopted and birth families we serve in their programs. This annual event has always captured the heart of the Autumn (and Halloween) season and this year will be no different! This year, Harvest Fest will be a contactless, drive-thru event set up with several Trunk O’ Treat-style booths with various themes to view as families drive through.
Families will be provided store gift cards and pumpkins for decorating. Children will receive socks, toys/games and activity books, art supplies, science discovery kits, school supplies and Halloween costumes (as available based on size and quantity). Despite the current situation, this will be a fun family event with music, lots of Fall/Halloween decorations and treats! We are encouraging all of our families attending the event to dress in their favorite Halloween costumes!
2020 has been a challenging year for all of us, but with the support of or dedicated community partners, K&FT has been able to quickly adapt and continue to provide the much-needed goods and services to the families we serve. This flexibility and responsiveness have been recognized within the community, as K&FT will be the recipient of the “Exceptional Adaptability Award” presented by the Association of Fundraising Professionals at an event scheduled for November.
We are grateful to our Harvest Fest partners and event sponsors that come from all over Ventura County to support our families: Crosspointe Church Ventura, The Gene Haas Foundation, Camarillo Amber’s Light Lions Club, James Storehouse, United Way, Sunrise Optimist of Ventura, Soroptimist Int’l of Conejo Valley, St, Jude’s Catholic Church, Newbury Park High School’s Wings to Grow, The Discovery
Center of Science & Technology of Newbury Park, TEAM Referral Network Oxnard Rainmakers and the Helpful Honda Team!
Volunteer opportunities are available both prior to the Harvest Fest event, to help sort, organize and prepare, along with time slots for the day of the event. To keep staff, families and volunteers safe, we are following current public health and safety regulations. All attendees will be required to wear a mask at all times.
Financial donations will support our continuing relief efforts.
To sign-up for a volunteer shift take the time to go to: