Monday, June 30, 2014

Volunteer Spotlight: Genentech

Family House has received a lot of volunteer support through individuals, community groups and especially corporate groups. One company that has stood out above the rest is Genentech. Located in South San Francisco, this cutting edge biotech company has been involved with Family House since 2010. Groups have come to disinfect communal areas, reorganize the garage space, paint communal areas, decorate during holidays and have even thrown special parties for families to enjoy.

Genentech has not only donated their time but they have also given us financial support as well. Family House was the beneficiary of Genentech’s Give Back Concert in 2013 where they donated over $22,000 through that event. In total, Genentech has donated or pledged over $140,000 to Family House since 2010.

Thank you so much Genentech for being a huge advocate and partner of Family House!

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Monday, June 23, 2014

Raising Dough with Tony G

Set a World Record with Tony Gemignani!

Celebrate 5-years with Tony’s Pizza Napoletana at our Guinness Book of World Records Pizza Toss

11-time World Pizza Champion Tony Gemignani will be wrangling 300 pizza tossers to get into the Guinness Book of World Records on Saturday, June 28th, 8:30am-10:30am.  Sign up today at

Proceeds from this record-breaking event will benefit Family House.

Check out our hilarious “training” video - we’re getting ready for the big event:

Monday, June 16, 2014

Calling All Angels - Thank You!

Thank you, #FHAngels! Together, we raised over $66K for the new Nancy & Stephen Grand Family House! You really stepped up to show your love for our little global community. Thank you!

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Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Calling All Angels: The Future Nancy & Stephen Grand Family House

Family House Board Chair shows off the future site of the new Nancy & Stephen Grand Family House at Mission Bay:

You can still contribute to the campaign and help us meet our goal!

Thank you for all of your support to help make this new building a reality! Together, we can build it and ensure that all families have a place to stay while their child is undergoing life-saving treatment in San Francisco!

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Nancy & Stephen Grand Family House - Architect Plans

You’ve heard a lot of talk about the new Nancy & Stephen Grand Family House at Mission Bay, but have you seen the plans yet?

Here are some photos of the architect’s 3D model, as well as the latest architectural drawings for the new house.

The new building will have 80 bedrooms: floors 2-5 will each serve 20 families per night, split into 2 “neighborhoods.”  Each “neighborhood” will have its own living, dining, cooking, and laundry space.  There are several bedroom sizes, dependent on the size of the family staying, and all bedrooms will have en-suite bathrooms!  We are very excited about the private, outdoor courtyard on the second floor, as well as the exercise room and teen rooms, and the parking lot on the ground floor.

We’ll be just a few blocks from the new UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital, and we can’t wait to open our doors!

If you haven’t yet donated to our Capital Campaign, please consider making a gift through our Calling All Angels campaign page at

Read the latest about the Nancy & Stephen Grand Family House at Mission Bay: