Community Events

Join us to celebrate early childhood

Each year, First Chance for Children holds an array of events for the entire community targeted at celebrating early education, families, and the possibilities that are fostered in childhood. From family fun events to program fundraisers we have something for everyone. Join us at our next event and together we can make a difference.​

Upcoming Special Events

Diaper Need Awareness Week brought to you by Monarch Title Company

Open House & Ribbon Cutting

Monday September 27th

Join us for a tour and the ribbon cutting and our new building as we kick off diaper need awareness week! 

Diaper Wrapping Volunteer Day

Tuesday September 28th

Sign up to wrap diapers with friends for an hour this week and make a difference for mid-Missouri families. 

Community Awareness Day

Wednesday September 29th

Today is all about spreading the word about our programs! Click below to learn how to get involved.

Bingo for Babies- SOLD OUT!

Thursday September 30th

Join us for a night of fun, supporting First Chance for Children’s Baby Bags Diaper Bank. Silent auction, raffle prizes, and more!

Five on Friday

Friday October 1st

Drive-Thru at our new office and donate a package of size 5 diapers or at least $5 and be rewarded with a free ice cream to end the week!

Calendar of Events

More Ways to Get Involved

Find an opportunity that's right for you and your family. Together we can make a difference.


We gladly accept new and gently used toys, books, and clothing for children newborn to age 5, as well as clothing and items for pregnant and postpartum mothers. You can donate items by dropping them off at the First Chance for Children office during regular hours or by ordering them from our Amazon Wishlist.


We offer a variety of opportunities to give back to your community and support the families we serve. As a volunteer, you help us meet the needs of our community and your work contributes directly to our mission. Opportunities can be short term or on-going, and are tailored for you or your business's interest and commitment level.


See a list of our current openings and join our team of dedicated staff working to improve kindergarten readiness across mid-Missouri. When you join First Chance for Children's team, you have an opportunity to make a difference in the lives of children and families along side a group of passionate individuals dedicated to our mission and values.

Contact Us

Do you have a new and exciting way to partner? Wondering if your donation fits within our needs? Just have some general questions about what we do and how you can help? Reach out to us! We'd love to hear your questions, thoughts, and ideas. There's no opportunity too small or too big! We can't wait to talk about how we can work together.