Alexandra House hosts its annual HopeFest event in the fall, as our lead into October, which is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. The core principles of the event are to raise awareness about domestic and sexual violence, remember those we have lost, and honor the many survivors. The event includes a brief program, a 1+ mile walk, Kidz Dash and Kidz Zone with balloon twisters, face painters, and games, BBQ from The Bones Brothers, and a vendor/exhibitor resource fair. This family-friendly event grows larger every year as more and more people recognize the impact of domestic and sexual violence and make a commitment to help end it.
Date: Saturday, September 25, 2021
Time: 9 AM – 1 PM
Location: Anoka City Hall Plaza (2015 1st Ave, Anoka, MN 55303)
Check-in / Same Day Tickets: 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Kidz Zone & Vendor/Exhibitor Fair 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Program: 10:00 am
Kidz Dash: 10:30 am
1+-Mile Walk: 11:00 am
Vendor/Exhibitor Fair, Music & Food: 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Early Bird Admission (by 8/31/21) Paid admission includes a HopeFest wristband for games and activities, meal ticket, option to participate in the 1+mile Walk, and/or Kidz Dash (Ages 3-10), and a HopeFest t-shirt.
- Students/Adults (14+) – $30
- Youth (Ages 3-13) – $10
- Children (Ages 0-2) – Free
Sponsorship opportunities are available. Please download our HopeFest Sponsor Package for more information. Inquiries regarding HopeFest can be directed to Amanda Fulk, Community Engagement Coordinator via email or phone, 763-762-5318.
Vendor & Exhibitor opportunities:
We invite you to host a booth at our HopeFest where you may sell your items to our attendees as one of our Vendors or you can be an Exhibitor and distribute FREE samples, printed materials, or complimentary services. The vendor ($100) / exhibitor ($25) fees are tax-deductible but non-refundable. Download our Vendor or Exhibitor Registration Package for more information or to reserve your space. Questions about becoming a vendor or exhibitor can be directed to Amanda Fulk, Community Engagement Coordinator at 763-762-5318.
Fundraising & Walk Teams
In the months leading up to the HopeFest, teams, and individuals raise funds to help Alexandra House achieve its mission to empower victims of domestic and sexual violence, and inspire social change, through education, support, and advocacy. Our goal is to raise $15,000 through HopeFest to ensure Alexandra House is here when a victim/survivor turns to us for safety, support, and hope. This year we have two (2) matching gifts, totaling $7,500! This means donations made will be matched, dollar-for-dollar up to $7,500!
Would you consider fundraising in support of HopeFest and Alexandra House? It’s easy to do…just click on this link https://www.givemn.org/team/Hopefest2021 and click the, ‘Join This Team’ button to set up a fundraising page. Download our ‘How to Fundraise Guide’ for tips and advice on fundraising! From there you can encourage your friends and family to join your team or make a donation towards your fundraising goal.
Fundraisers…You could win Prizes
- Anyone who creates a fundraising page and secures at least one donation will be entered into a drawing to win a $200 Target gift card
- A prize will be awarded for the largest walk team at the event
- And a prize will be awarded for the individual who raises the most money