Carrying Hope Fostering Love Gala

You’re invited to Carrying Hope’s Annual Gala

Thursday, April 11, 2024 at 6 p.m.

Brazos Hall

204 E. 4th St., Austin, TX 78701


On April 11, Carrying Hope is hosting our seventh annual gala, Hope Blooms, at Brazos Hall in downtown Austin and we would love to see you there!

 Carrying Hope, which was founded in 2016 by foster parents and advocates who watched, time and time again, as these children arrived at their doorsteps with absolutely nothing, is dedicated to having the backs of foster children and youth in need through distinct and essential programs, including:

  • Hope Packs. Hope Packs –– backpacks brimming with comfort items and essentials designed to meet the needs of newborns through teens during the first 24-48 hours in foster care –– offer comfort and peace during a moment of crisis. Since 2016, we have distributed more than 22,000 Hope Packs to CPS and foster care agencies across Texas.

  • Hope’s Home. Did you know that more than half of youths who age out of the foster care system become homeless within two years? Hope’s Home, our transitional housing project for youths who are aging out of the foster care system, combats this devastating scenario by providing young people ages 18-21 with housing, support, and wrap-around case management services, allowing them not only to have a place to sleep but also gain access to jobs, school, medical care, and more.
  • Hair + Hope. Our Hair + Hope program partners and fully compensates local stylists who are experts in textured hair with African American and biracial youth in the foster care system in desperate need of hair care services. Since its initiation, the Hair + Hope program has benefitted more than 100 youths in foster care.

Funds raised during our annual gala, which is the biggest fundraiser of the year for Carrying Hope, will allow us to continue to meet the needs of the most vulnerable children and young adults in Texas.

View our gala sponsorship and underwriting opportunities and purchase tickets and tables here:

We hope you will join us for our annual gala, a heartfelt night that will directly benefit those who need it most — children who are entering foster care!

Expect a seated dinner, drinks, a live and silent auction, live music and much more.

With your help, we can ensure that all foster children in Texas get the housing, resources, and essentials they need!



6:00 p.m. – Registration, cocktails, silent auction opens.
7:00 p.m. – Seated dinner. 
8:00 p.m. – Program begins.
8:30 p.m. – Live auction, Heads or Tails and Paddles Up.
9 p.m. – Live music.
10:30 p.m. – Silent auction ends. 
10:30 p.m.– Guests depart.



Attendees will have the opportunity to bid on a variety of packages. Want to donate an auction item? Email

Sponsorship Opportunities

Dress code: Cocktail Attire


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