Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Holiday Party!

Ho Ho Happy Holidays! Thank you to everyone who contributed to the Family House holiday party - so much merriment! Volunteer chefs took over 2 kitchens - one with traditional American Christmas dishes, like ham and roasted veggies (thank you, Brasch family and friends!) - and the other with Mexican favorites, including tamales - yum (thank you, Gina Gorman and staff from The Madrone and GB Group)! There were appetizers and so many homemade desserts by the Family House Family Services committee and Family House board members, and entertainment by DJ Raul and the amazing Magic Mike and Magic Genii (who were truly magical!), plus folks in festive character costumes (thank you Bobby Thomas and friends - Nick, Jason, Kamron, Tom, Ted, Matt, David F., Kim, David L., Spencer, DeAnne, Janelle, Natalia, Bernadette, John, and Anthony). Thank you to our annual Christmas elves including Alyson and James and the Wong family, everyone who volunteered, donated toys and holiday stockings, and contributed to Family House magic at the holidays!

Check out photos from the party, and see the photos with Santa!

Thursday, December 12, 2019

Holiday Giving at Family House

Holiday Giving at Family House
Family House is a home away from home for families of children with cancer and other life-threatening illnesses. When families travel to San Francisco for their child’s medical treatment, Family House becomes their community and extended family. Being away from home can be especially difficult during the holidays, but you can help make the holidays bright for a family in need.

Donate Toys, Teen Gifts & Gift Cards
* Toys for children of all ages, such as: Books, puzzles, stuffed animals, board games, arts & crafts kits, remote control toys, STEM toys
* Electronic toys that are rechargeable or don’t require batteries
* Teen gifts such as: MP3 players, headphones, SD cards, makeup and nail kits, sports related items, adult coloring books, Playstation 4 games, DVDs
* $25 gift cards to Target and Safeway to be used by families for holiday gifts and essentials
* Toys and gifts should value from $25-$50 each
* View our wish list on Amazon Smile
* Send donations to "Santa" at Family House, 540 Mission Bay Blvd., North, San Francisco, CA 94158
* Questions? Please contact Anoushka Donnelley at (415) 502-5640

* All services at Family House are 100% free of charge to all families
* Families stay for as long as their child is receiving medical treatment
* Monetary donations provide direct family support through our meal program, support groups, music therapy program, Fozzy’s Toy Room, and in many more ways

Friday, December 6, 2019

Giving Tuesday 2019

THANK YOU! Because of incredible friends like you, Family House is - and always will be - 100% free of charge for families dealing with a child's life-threatening illness. Your generous gift on #GivingTuesday (along with the dollar-for-dollar match) helped us to raise more than $70,000 making an immediate impact on patients like Enrique.

We're so grateful to call you part of the Family House family. This generous community of donors and volunteers helps us make Family House a home away from home. Together, we'll continue to deliver compassionate care, comfort and dignity to every family who walks through our doors. Please accept our heartfelt thanks for making a difference in the lives of the families we serve.

It's not too late to make an impact this holiday season - give now.