Events | Housing Families First | Every Family Deserves a Home


Join us at the VMFA on Thursday, April 20th from 6-9pm! Housing Families First’s eighth annual signature event will highlight talented local artists at the most artistic venue in town- Richmond’s VMFA. Join us for delicious hors d’oeuvres and drinks in a fun and dressy-casual atmosphere. Come ready for a fantastic silent auction that will benefit our programs for families facing homelessness!

Special Thanks to Our 2023 Sponsors:

Advocate Sponsors:

Neighbor Sponsors:

Friend Sponsors:

Silent Auction

Here are just a few of our amazing silent auction items! Huge and special thanks to our donors who are making this event so special!

Mosquito Squad
9 weeks of mosquito and tick control, valid through 2023, valid for properties up to one acre. Value: $315

Flying Squirrels
Ten special seat tickets and throw-in-the-first-pitch special event! Value: Priceless

Precision Service & Repair
1 remote start module. Includes parts and installation with lifetime warranty on both. Value: $300

Brambly Park
Brambly Park Yurt Experience: Enjoy two bottles of wine, an antipasta board, and a two hour Yurt rental (up to eight people). Value: $400

Caston Studio
11×14 family portrait and sitting. Value: $350

Richmond Symphony
Two complimentary, orchestra level tickets to a symphony series or Pops concert in the 2022/23 or 2023/24 season OR two complimentary tickets to a metro collection concert at Randolph-Macon College in the 22/23 or 23/24 season. Value: $120

Fred Astaire Dance Studio
Introductory Package which includes two 45 minute private dance lessons, a group lesson and a practice party for a single or a couple. Value: $250

All for One Tattoo
Gift card. Value: $300

Common House
3 month full, inclusive membership. Value: $1000

Venture Richmond
2 season tickets to Friday Cheers. Value: $130

Richmond Forum
2 donations:
1. A Night out at the Richmond Forum. Including two front orchestra tickets to the speaker of the month, access to our sponsor reception & Dinner, and dessert reception with the speaker and including transport two the sponsor dinner, reception, and theater; The winner will attend in February, 2024.
2. An Online subscription to the Richmond 2023 – 2024 Season. Full ability to watch the entire season online and access to our ticket marketplace with the ability to upgrade into the theater for all programs (subject to availability and additional fee)..
Value: $500

Peak Experience
4 day passes: “This day pass entitles you to a day of climbing at either of their locations, with rentals included. Value: $99

exhibit space at Richmond Wedding’s winter show
10×10 booth at the Richmond Weddings™ Winter Show on Saturday, January 20 at Main Street Station. Value: $1610

Legends Sports Leagues/Legends Pickleball
Pickleball Set – net, paddles, balls. Value: $275

Virginia Poodles and Doodles
Moyan Poodle Puppy!! This is a medium sized poodle that will be CKC registered. The puppy will go to the vet on the 14th and be ready to go home the weekend of the April 22nd. He should reach about 35 lb full grown, and he will come vet checked, microchipped, and with a 5-year Health guarantee. Value: Priceless!
*Please note that a puppy is a life-long decision. This winning bidder will win the right to adopt the puppy at no additional cost from Virginia Poodles and Doodles, but must still go through the adoption process and sign the promissory contract to be a good and permanent home for the puppy.

Robert Harris Photography
Custom Portrait Certificate (1 session $400 value + $500 portrait print credit)

Conserva Irrigation
Making sure your system is working efficiently and effectively through the season, we will include your irrigation Spring Start-Up, Mid-Season Inspection, and Winterization. The Mid-Season Inspection will ensure your landscape and lawn are being well taken care of in the heat of the summer. You’ll also receive 10% of any needed repairs! Value: $300

Inspired Closets
In-home consultation and professional installation of custom closet, garage closet, etc. Value: $500

Jefferson Hotel
Details: Gift certificate includes a one-night stay in a Grand Premier guest room, traditional Southern breakfast for two in Lemaire Restaurant the following morning, breakfast gratuities and self-parking. Advance reservations are required and can be made by calling 804-649-4690. Certificate is subject to availability and is not valid on holidays or during the month of December. Alcohol is not included. Value: $500

VA Wine Expo
Two tickets to our 2024 VIP Walk-Around Grand Tasting. Value: $220.

Soulshine Studio
Time to Shine Private Dance Party (all ages): Host a unique birthday party or other special event at SoulShine! You can rent our space and take care of things yourself, or, hire us to share a private Nia or Yoga class with you and your guests. You and your group can socialize in our beautiful lounge before or after the class. 2 hours – 1 hour plus 1 hour lounge time
This is for a dance party for 15 guests
Value: $250

Ivey design group
2 hours of design consultation. Value: $600