Monday, June 29, 2015

Rockstar Volunteer: Jenn Acierto

“The greatest gift you can give is to make someone feel beautiful inside and out.” This is what Jenn Acierto recognizes when she volunteers at Family House each month, providing haircuts to families. Jenn heard about Family House through years of styling the hair of Family House CEO, Alexandra Morgan.

With a child in and out of the hospital, there is no time for parents to take care of personal needs beyond the basics, including the simple act of getting a haircut.  Jenn brings the salon to Family House so parents can take a few minutes to focus on themselves, to feel beautiful, before going back to the challenging reality of being a full-time caretaker. Salon-quality haircuts for the little ones and mom and dad makes them feel loved and cared for - especially when some families wouldn’t even be able to afford such luxuries back home.

Jenn Acierto is a  San Francisco native, who began her artistic career as a makeup artist for Bobbi Brown. She has a natural eye for providing her clients with the perfect look to match their lifestyle.  On behalf of the families and staff, we say THANK YOU to Jenn for all that she offers and for her help in making Family House a better place.

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Monday, June 15, 2015

Behind the Scenes of Family House Social Media

by Karen Banks,  Human Resource & Volunteer Manager

Are you one of the over 3,500 followers that interacts with the Family House Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram pages? Do you ever wonder who is on the other end liking your comments, sharing photos and writing a response to you?

Well, it is none other than our Marketing Manager, Joey Kotfica! Joey has been working for Family House for over 2 years, and she manages all electronic outreach for Family House, including the Family House website.

Joey works with a handful of extremely talented designers to create all of the print marketing materials for our fundraising events,  annual holiday cards, the annual report, blog posts, and more - and is part of our excellent Development team, raising funds for the organization.

She has the privilege of interviewing families for the Family House Family Stories videos that are shared on our website and Facebook.  Each family’s story is unique, and Joey discovers the perfect way to capture each one to share with the Family House community.

So next time you get a “like” or a comment from the Family House Facebook, just know that Joey Kotfica is behind the scenes making sure you know how much you mean to Family House!

Be sure to follow us wherever you are on the web:

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

3rd Annual Family House YPAC Brewtastic Bash

We kicked off summer early this year at the 3rd Annual Family House YPAC’s Brewtastic Bash at Beatbox this past Saturday. Thanks to all the wonderful home brewers, including the big winner of both Best Beer & People’s Choice - Euphemia Ales; plus New Normal, Comrades Brewing Co., and Gone Boating Brewing - you quenched our thirst deliciously!

Check out all the photos from this fun fundraising event on Facebook!

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Negroni Week, June 1-7, 2015

Love Negronis? Kick back at the Swank Cocktail Club at The Laurel Inn or Capo’s SF while supporting Family House!

The Laurel Inn and Tony Gemignani are wonderful supporters of our families, and we appreciate them offering special deals on Negronis during #NegroniWeek, through Saturday!