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Annual Children’s Art Auction

Breaking the cycle of family homelessness in Hampton Roads since 1988.


In the spring of 2002, ForKids faced devastating government funding cuts for our work with homeless families. We weren’t a fundraising nonprofit and the community largely didn’t know we existed. The solution? We needed a special event to raise money and awareness about the needs of our children. The ForKids Children’s Art Auction was born.

The first Art Auction was a memorable night: pouring rain, 60-mile-an-hour winds, and crazy bidding wars over artwork with names like “Rainbow Turkey”. It was amazing what people did that night for our kids. It cost us just $600 and we raised an astounding (to us) $21,000, allowing us to keep our services flowing for families. Each spring the magic happens all over again, but in drier conditions with higher stakes. Our 2016 Children’s Art Auction raised over $800,000 allowing ForKids to provide more services to more families and children in Hampton Roads, with a greater impact, than ever before.

Join us for our 16th Annual Children’s Art Auction. In one night, we change the lives of hundreds of children right here in our communities.


Sponsorship of an event is an extra opportunity for businesses and individuals to contribute to ForKids. Art Auction sponsorships are available at a variety of levels. When you are a sponsor of a ForKids event, you’re helping us raise funds to help us break the cycle of homelessness and poverty for families and children.

$30,000 Presenting Sponsor

$25,000 Action & Adventures

$15,000 Fairy Tales Sponsors


$15,000 Mysteries Sponsor


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