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​Evans Home Upcoming Events

Robbie Limon Band Benefit Concert

Friday, October 03, 2014 (6:00 PM - 10:00 PM )
Museum of the Shenandoah Valley

Celebrate music from the 1970s and support a great cause at this fun outdoor concert featuring the Robbie Limon Band. The best part of the night: all concert proceeds will benefit Winchester’s Evans Home for Children.

Gates open at 6 p.m.; the band will play from 8 to 10 p.m. Bring a chair and make sure to arrive early! Beginning at 6 p.m. Bonnie Blue will be on-site and food, beer, and wine will be available for purchase (cash only) and the Museum galleries, including the newly opened Second Time Around: The Hubcap as Art [link to exhibition web page] will be open for tours (6 to 10 p.m.). Outside food and drink will not be permitted in the concert area.

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​Evans Home Recurring Events 



The Chili Dinner

Mmmmmm, chili in February,that will warm you right up. Every year we look forward to this event where our celebrity waiters come out to server you chili, salad, and beverages generously donated from Wendy's, Martins, Costco, Royal Crown Bottling and more. We light up the stage with various talent including appearances from Amazing Love. 

Take a walk down memory lane and visit our Chili Dinner Recaps page.


Our Big Event

Who knew donating money could be so fun? Every year with the help of a friend of the Evans Home, we throw a great party with great entertainment, fine dining, and all of our friends.

Check out our past events to remember what you've enjoyed or find out what you've been missing!


Annual Doll Auction

We are on our 41st annual doll auction this year! That's right, for 41 years special members of our community have donated their time, effort and creativity to dress up these gorgeous porcelain dolls that we then auction off to raise money to support our children.

Visit the Doll Archive for a glimpse of the dolls auctioned off over the last several years.

News Articles:




​Read the latest Children's Update from our Director, Marc Jaccard.



Our Savior Lutheran Church
8/9/2013: Our Savior Lutheran Church, which historically sponsors missions nationally and internationally, has chosen to focus its support this year locally.
Evans Home Fills a Need for Homeless Children
4/3/2013: The effects of a struggling economy can be seen in a small but meaningful way at the Henry and William Evans Home for Children in Winchester. Executive Director Marc Jaccard said seven of the 13 children and teenagers at Evans are homeless...
4/3/2013: We're proud to be a recipient of Darden's Restaurant Community Grants proram! We are proud that our local Darden restaurant - LongHorn Steakhouse recognized us as a leader in our community....
Lending a Hand - Around the Panhandle
1/1/2013: When asked to think about the word 'home,' many people immediately thin of the place where they grew up, instead of the residence within which they currently reside. Home is a special place.....
43rd Annual Doll Auction
11/23/2012: See what our artistic doll dressers have in store for the auction this year. All dolls can also be previewed here on the website.
42nd Annual Doll Auction
12/1/2011: posted December 1st, 2011 by Erica M. Stocks.
The Quintessential Mom
5/9/2011: Find out why our house mother is 'the quintessential mom', posted May 9th, 2011 in the Winchester Star!
Burden for Children
4/21/2010: posted April 21st, 2010 by Adrian O'Conner, author of the Winchester Star's 'Valley Pike' column.
Who Are Those Guys?
4/7/2010: posted April 7th, 2010 by Adrian O'Conner, author of the Winchester Star's 'Valley Pike' column.
Rotary Kaleidoscope benefits Evans Home
3/23/2010: (Winchester Star - 3/23/2010). Money raised at the Rotary Club of Winchester's annual Kaleidoscope Gala usual goes towards....
No Stranger to Sewing
12/1/2009: The Winchester Star.
40th Auction Offers Special Dolls
12/1/2009: The Winchester Star
Evans Home Takes the Cake - Twice!
11/1/2009: We are proud to announce that we've received the Friend of Education Award from the Winchester Education Association as well as the 'Distinguished Administrator Award' presented by the Virginia Association of Children's Homes.
Big Bids on Dolls Aid Kids in Need
12/8/2008: The Winchester Star.
Early Years at the Evans Home
4/14/2007: posted April 14th, 2010 by Adrian O'Conner, author of the Winchester Star's 'Valley Pike' column.
New Lloyd House is Special Present for Future Adults
11/4/2004: (Winchester Star - July 1st, 2004)
Something Bigger and Greater - Evans Home created foundation for soon-to-be-deployed soldier
7/6/2004: Evans Home created foundation for soon-to-be-deployed soldier (Winchester Star - July 6th, 2004)
Amazing Evans Home Worker Wins Award
11/4/2003: (Winchester Star - November 4th, 2003)