Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Rockstar Volunteer: Neely Metz

Neely Metz is an exceptional volunteer. She is willing to do whatever is possible to help the families at Family House. Despite being just 14 years old and a full time student at Convent of the Sacred Heart High School, she has had many roles at Family House. She has helped host family dinners, arts & crafts activities, has done outreach for Family House at community events, and has helped our Operations staff in making sure items are stocked for all our families to use.

She is extremely compassionate, good with children, and hardworking. Her dedication to the families is admirable, especially for her young age. Neely is patient, kind, easy going, organized, and responsible for getting a job well done. She is certainly a leader and leads by example. She takes on every task head-on and has an understanding of the bigger picture at hand.

We would like to acknowledge Neely Metz for her volunteer service at Family House. On behalf of the families and staff, we THANK YOU for your help in making Family House a better place. We know your heart is here.

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Monday, May 11, 2015

Latin Nights Family House Annual Gala


What a night! The 2015 Family House Annual Gala - Latin Nights - was our most successful Gala yet - raising over $200,000 to help families! This sold-out event at Bimbo's 365 Club kicked off by some festive dancing by Samba Queen Maisa Duke, and after the hugely successful live auction, Rumbache rocked the house!

A huge thank you to all of our event sponsors, everyone who purchased a ticket or auction item, all 60+ event volunteers, our performers, and everyone who made the night so much fun!

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Tuesday, May 5, 2015

The Need for a New Family House

This new video features Holly James and her family, talking about their experience at Family House and why the new Nancy and Stephen Grand Family House at Mission Bay will be so important for families of pediatric patients receiving treatment at the UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital.

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Friday, May 1, 2015

Triage Consulting - Giving Back in a Big Way

Triage Consulting Group, a medical revenue consultancy in San Francisco, makes giving back to the community a priority.  “Triage believes that doing good is an integral part of doing well.  Being committed to the social and environmental health of our employees and communities is inherent to the business of Triage.”

These are more than just words. Triage employees volunteered over 1,200 hours to Family House in 2014 alone!  The partnership with Triage began more than 6 years ago when employees Lisa Anderson and Natalie Klotsche first found Family House and saw some connections. “Triage employees were eager to give back in the healthcare space and Family House was very appealing.” Lisa and Natalie met with Family House staff and came up with the idea to do a fundraiser to perform bedroom makeovers - the seed for Founder’s Day Projects for years to come. “This fundraiser eventually led us to volunteer at
other yearly events including Family House fundraisers, holiday parties, and other house projects. It’s interesting to look back to how this partnership started!”

Triage volunteers lend support to our families by hosting the annual Summer Barbecue, as well as family dinners throughout the year, and holiday house decorating in October, November, and December.

They can take credit for contributing to the financial successes of the 20th Annual Cabernet for Connoisseurs fundraiser and the 2014 Speakeasy Spring Gala. Triage volunteers tackled everything from event setup to silent auction management to selling raffle tickets, and much more, and then did it again at the  Latin Nights Gala on April 25, 2015 - our most successful annual gala yet!

This past year, Triage hosted a Variety Show Fundraiser that raised over $4,900 to benefit transportation for families between Family House and the new UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital at Mission Bay.

In addition to Family House fundraiser event support, each year, Triage hosts Founder’s Day events, during which employees tackle projects over the course of several days. For the last several years, the Founder’s Day bedroom-remodeling projects at the 10th Avenue house have included purchasing new furniture and closet organizers, as well as deep-cleaning, and fresh coats of paint.

Year after year, Triage employees go above and beyond in their support of our families! Geena Haney, Senior Associate at Triage says, “We’ve really valued our relationship with Family House over the years and are excited for what’s in store for the years to come.”

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