The Family Guide
10922 E. 47th Ave
Spokane Valley, WA 99206
(509) 928-9664

Contact: Charity Doyl
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Our mission is to strengthen and support families, educators, outreach workers, non-profit agencies, support groups, after-school programs, community volunteers, and advocates in the Spokane and North Idaho area.

We carry out this mission by publishing a Free Annual Family Resource/Directory Guide, and organizing a FREE community event to provide the community with local resources and information to build and strengthen kids and families.

The Family Guide offers an unmatched advertising environment. With a readership of 50,000, the guides are distributed through grade-school age children in public, private and parochial schools in the Spokane and North Idaho area. In addition, the publication is direct mailed to businesses in the medical industry and is available at  public libraries, family friendly events and at our advertisers. Highly regarded by parents and professionals alike, you won’t want to miss the chance to participate in this very special once a year opportunity.

Spanning useful information from Allergies to Support Groups, the Family Guide is filled with local resources right alongside fun tips and games that get the readers involved. Topics range from Arts to Gifts to Traveling Families, with the underlying motive of the publication to serve and strengthen our families.

An attractive four-color glossy cover sets it apart from other publications giving it staying power with a durable cover to withstand repeated usage throughout the year, insuring an extended shelf-life. Sponsorship advertisements are available at an exceptional value and receive the benefit of repeated exposure throughout the year.

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The Family Guide is a 501(c)3 organization.
Volunteer Opportunities:
  • We have many volunteer opportunities.   Please contact us - We would love to have your support.
Annual Events:



 The Family Fun Fair N. Idaho and Spokane
It’s the Ultimate Parenting Expo!
Please join us for a fun-filled day full of awesomeness. 
The Family Guide helps to create a healthy community through our Family Fun Fairs -a FREE parenting expo connecting families with support groups, after-school programs, summer camps, scholarships, children's health and emergency services in our community. 
We have 300+ kids volunteering and performing at both events.
 2nd Family Fun Fair CDA
Saturday May 6th from 11 am to 4 pm
Silver Lake Mall:  200 W. Hanley Ave. Coeur d’ Alene, ID
Hosted by The Family Guide with the Children’s Mental Health Sub-Committee of Region 1 Behavioral Health Board. Featuring resources on Children’s Mental Health, Disabilities, Autism and Special Needs.
·        Princess Party hosted by Christian Youth Theatre N. Idaho, St. Vincent de Paul and HYPE (High School Youth Pursuing Excellence) will be entertaining and serving children with Special Needs & Disabilities.
·        With craft supplies donated by Value Village, the Girl Scouts will be earning their Community Service Badges making crafts with special needs and young children.
·        Summer Fashion Show with The Boys & Girls Club of Kootenai County
·        Lake City Highland Dancers, Pockets Production, Lokahi Dance & Sorensen Marimba Cats
·        Carnival Games & Giveaways
·       Pet Adoption Drive w/ Kootenai Humane & Panhandle Animal Shelter
·        Photo-ops with Local Mascots & Surprise Guests
·        80+ Family Friendly Businesses and more

7th Family Fun Fair


Saturday, May 13th from 9:30 am to 3 pm
Riverfront Park’s Clock Tower Meadow and River Park Square Mall
The parenting expo starts after the Jr. Lilac Parade which is the largest children’s parade in the nation, hosted by the Spokane Rotaract Club.  The parade doubles as a competition for more than 8,700 middle and junior high school and elementary bands and drill teams along with multiple children’s organizations within the Inland Northwest.

·        With craft supplies donated by Value Village, the Girl Scouts will be earning their Community Service Badges making crafts with young children.
·        Performances from Spokane District 81’s Musha Marimba, Build It Athletix Cheerleading , Gathering at the Falls Youth Powwow, Pockets Production, and The Shimmy Mob
·        Carnival Games & Giveaways
·        Photo-ops with Local Mascots & Surprise Guests
·        Petting Zoo, Camel & Pony Rides
·       Pet Adoption Drive w/ SCRAPS, Smith Pak Foundation & more
·        All Star Jump’s Giant Slide, Hi-5 Orthodontics Photo Booth & Spokane Public Library
·        Rock Star Justin Daly displaying his rock stacking skills
·        100+ Family Friendly Businesses, Food Trucks and more
For information the Family Fun Fairs and The Family Guide, contact Charity Doyl or 509.928.9664
Find us on facebook: nafamilyfunfair


Established in 2006. The Family Guide & the Family Fun Fair is a 501-C3 Organization.
Our mission is to strengthen & support families, educators, outreach workers, non-profit agencies, support groups, after-school programs, community volunteers & advocates in the Spokane & N. Idaho area.  We carry out this mission by publishing a parenting directory distributed through the elementary schools & early learning centers and organizing FREE community events to provide the community local resources, & information to build & strengthen kids & families.


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