August 7 & 8

171st St. Joe’s Picnic For The Kids


The 171st St. Joe’s Picnic For The Kids—a time-honored tradition, steeped in history—is taking a giant leap into the modern age. St. Joseph Children’s Home is excited to announce that one of the largest fundraising events in Louisville will go virtual this year!

Click here to read the 2020 St. Joe’s Picnic press release.

Although the 171st St. Joe’s Picnic For The Kids may look different from years past, the mission remains the same: Supporting vulnerable children in need of safety and love, regardless of their socioeconomic status, race, gender, age, sexual orientation or ability. We humbly ask our community that whatever you would normally spend by taking a chance at a wheel game, playing bingo and blackjack, or enjoying your favorite beverage and food at Picnic, to consider making a direct donation this year to St. Joe’s kids.

The proceeds from this event support children who have survived abuse and neglect as well as continue St. Joe’s mission of “Giving Children a Home.”

More details coming soon! Stay tuned!

For questions, please contact info@sjkids.org or call (502)-893-0241.

St. Joe’s Foster Care Info Sessions


Virtual sessions only

April 7,  May 5, June 2, July 7, August 4, September 1, October 6, November 3, December 1


Location: St. Joseph Children’s Home, 2823 Frankfort Avenue Louisville KY 40206

Learn more about the process of becoming certified as a foster parent or respite provider by attending St. Joe’s informational meetings held the first Tuesday of every month at 5:45 p.m. at St. Joseph Children’s Home. No commitments necessary but open hearts and minds are encouraged!

RSVP is required and please send your information to info@sjkids.org. For questions or concerns, please email info@sjkids.org or call (502)-893-0241.

St. Joe’s Eat & Greets


June 19, September 17


St. Joe’s kids and staff cordially invite you to get an inside look into our home and learn more about the important work done at St. Joseph Children’s Home. After the tour, guests are treated to lunch prepared by our on-site Chef. RSVP to attend by contacting info@sjkids.org or call (502)-893-0241, ext 237.

September 12

V-Dub Derby

Hosted by Classic VW Club of Louisville


Location: St. Joe’s Front Lawn, 2823 Frankfort Avenue Louisville KY 40206

Registration Fee: $20 per car
Free show shirt if registered by August 10. Free swap meet for vendors, free admission for spectators.

All air-cooled and water-cooled VW, Porsche, and Audi are welcome.  Registration can be completed online at the show website or in person the day of show.  The show includes awards, a live DJ, silent auction, door prizes, food vendors, and much more.  To register or find out more information, visit the show site. Proceeds from the show are donated to St. Joseph Children’s Home.  The 2019 V-Dub Derby was able to raise $6,000 for St. Joseph Children’s Home!

Event link: https://www.facebook.com/events/482007759382358/

September 17

Give For Good Louisville

Hosted by the Community Foundation of Louisville


Mark your calendars and get ready to support your favorite nonprofit organizations by giving back. Together, we can create a stronger community where people and place thrive. Thanks to your giving and advocacy in 2019, St. Joe’s ranked #20 for most dollars raised out of 500+ nonprofits. Keep that same energy going this September by making a gift to St. Joe’s kids during Louisville’s biggest day of local giving!



Thrifty Pop Up Sale

Hosted by Sacred Heart Model School

Location: St. Joe’s Gymnasium
2823 Frankfort Avenue
Louisville KY 40206

Donation drop offs for the Boutique Thrift Sale have also been postponed and will resume once a new date has been schedule. For questions or concerns regarding the thrift sale, please contact Event Coordinator, Pam Stone at pams@sjkids.org.

Event page: https://pages.qwilr.com/SHMS-St-Joe-s-Children-s-THRIFT-STORE-FUqXYDzOQguM
Volunteer link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080c44a8af2fa0fc1-thrift

Rescheduled to August 29th

15th Annual Charity Dart Shoot

Hosted by the Greater Louisville Darting Association

Doors open at 10:30am

Location: Sellersburg Moose Family Center, 1040 S. Indiana Avenue, Sellersburg IN



May 4-8

Teacher Appreciation Week

Hosted by St. Joe’s Child Development Center


British Bash Car Show

Hosted By Louisville British Sports Car Club


Location: St. Joe’s Front Lawn, 2823 Frankfort Avenue Louisville KY

The British Bash is the Louisville British Sports Car Club’s annual British car show featuring the regions’ finest and most interesting cars. Held on a large, shaded lawn, there are 34 classes this year with awards going deep so there’s a spot for all British marques and models regardless of condition. There is even a “Diamond in the Rough” class! (please have your tetanus shots updated).

The show field opens at 9am with popular voting by the entrants starting at noon. Awards are scheduled for soon after 4pm. For those coming in from out-of-town, we have a host hotel with a discount on a block of rooms.

There will be plenty of friendly people, good music, great food, LOTS of awards and prizes… but most of all FUN!



St. Joseph Children’s Home
2823 Frankfort Avenue
Louisville, KY 40206
(502) 893-0241
(877) 893-0241