Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Why did you get involved with Family House?

We asked some of our Young Professional Advisory Council Member's (YPAC) "Why they decided to get involved with Family House?" There are many great organizations out there and these are just some of the reason's why they chose Family House:

"Since graduating college and ending the community service through my fraternity I wanted to get involved with an organization, but didn’t know where to start. In the fall of 2011 the CFA Society of San Francisco hosted a weekend volunteer event at Family House on 10th Ave.  After working there, seeing the families, and hearing the history of Family House, I knew this was an organization worth supporting. They provide a necessary assistance that is often overlooked. Being involved with YPAC has been a fulfilling experience. The people involved are a pleasure to work with and provide a noticeable impact to Family House."

-Paul Perrino, YPAC Member

"I became involved with Family House when my friend was receiving cancer treatment at UCSF.  During one of my hospital visits, we ate tacos his mom had cooked at Family House.  No matter where you are, there is always something wonderful about eating a delicious home cooked meal surrounded by family and friends.  I remember leaving the hospital and thinking, "Hospital visits aren't supposed to be fun."  It's amazing what Family House was able to facilitate; a gathering of family and friends, delicious food, and a comforting sense of normalcy.  I wanted to be apart of that.  Shortly after, I started volunteering at Family House."

-Erika Shue, Family Night Chair

"I originally became involved with Family House through my company (Triage Consulting Group) five years ago. Over the years I’ve volunteered at a number of Triage-sponsored fundraisers and activities and have become personally invested in Family House’s mission. I joined YPAC this year because I wanted to have the opportunity to invest more time with the families and be more consistently involved with this incredible organization. I LOVE Family House!"

-Erica Navarro, Membership Chair

Thank you YPAC! Your contribution to Family House is critical in providing a home away from home for families in crisis. Look for future entries from other YPAC member's.

Question: Why did you get involved with Family House?

Get involved with Family House! Learn more at http://www.familyhouseinc.org/volunteer.html

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

A Sweatshirt to Remember...

One of our families wrote a lovely story about the Family House Sweatshirt - enjoy!

"Whether perambulating through the Inner Sunset fog, playing an impromptu game of catch in Golden Gate Park, or hunkering down for a long winter's nap among the beeping IV pumps and bright lights of 7 Long, the Family House hooded sweatshirt is a sure hit.
The 50-50 Poly/Cotton fleece blend surrounds you in snuggly softness.  Oversize hood is perfect for screening out noise, light and cold drafts. (Our friends tell us it also serves a subtle cloak for tears, faces that betray emotions, or a beautiful bald head.)
The kangaroo pocket warms chilly hands and serves as a hideaway for your iPhone, Nook or PDA.
The embossed, two-tone Family House Logo is an attractive accent that is sure to draw respectful nods of acknowledgement from friends, strangers, and fellow travelers.  It also tells people your not a smash-and-grab thief or convenience store bandit.
Manufactured in Honduras.  Free."

-Dave Monicken