Calling All Angels

Join Train & help us build a new facility that will provide free, temporary housing for EVERY family traveling to San Francisco for their child's treatment.
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Amy Lenz
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Health
San Francisco, California
United States
6 Team Members

What is Family House?

Founded in 1981, Family House is a 501(c) (3) not-for-profit organization providing temporary housing to families of seriously ill children receiving treatment at the University of California Benioff Children's Hospital San Francisco. UCSF is one of the leading pediatric cancer research and treatment centers in the United States. Qualifying families live more than 50 miles from UCSF, and many live at or below the low-income status. Our two locations sustain nearly a 100% occupancy rate and can accommodate 107 people per night. Over the course of a year we serve more than 2,000 families. Visit www.familyhouseinc.org for more information. 

IMAGINE:

Having to get ready within hours,
dealing with the emergency room,
a crying child,
new doctors,
multiple tests,
and a diagnosis of cancer.

When a child gets sick and needs the specialized care offered at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital, entire families are often uprooted and displaced from anything familiar at a time of great uncertainty.  Although parents or guardians are welcome to stay in a child’s hospital room, this cannot take the place of the homelike environment of Family House.  Siblings are often the most affected by a family members illness and providing stability and a sense of normalcy for everyone allows parents to be parents in and out of the hospital.  

To help these vulnerable families, the first Family House opened in 1981 by the head of Pediatric Oncology at the time, Dr. Arthur Ablin & his wife Debbie - housing 10 families per night. A second house opened in 2002 to house 24 additional families, all free-of-charge.

However, this is still not enough. Housing 34 families per night provides free, temporary housing for fewer than half of the families who need it.

Calling All Angels:

In 2015, UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital will open its new facility in San Francisco’s Mission Bay.  Family House is committed to continuing to provide our families with the unique combination of housing, comfort, and care that has been our signature for more than 30 years; Therefore, Family House will build a new facility at Mission Bay: The Nancy and Stephen Grand Family House will more than double our current housing capabilities to accommodate 80 families per night.  We are CALLING ALL OUR ANGELS to help BRING THIS CAMPAIGN HOME.

Your contribution will enable us to: 

  • House 100% of the families traveling to San Francisco for their child's treatment.
  • Provide these children access to world-class medical care and potentially life-saving treatment.
  • Ease day-to-day stress of parents and families during the most difficult time of their lives.
  • Bring our Capital Campaign HOME!

Train, our Angels

The multi-platinum, San Francisco-based band Train made its first mark on music history in 2001 with the Grammy Award-winning song "Drops of Jupiter (Tell Me)" and chart-topping singles like "Meet Virginia" and "Calling All Angels." The band earned its third Grammy in 2011 for the worldwide smash "Hey, Soul Sister" from the album Save Me, San Francisco. "Hey, Soul Sister" hit #1 on US radio charts and in 15 countries abroad and was the top-selling single of the year in the US. Save Me, San Francisco has sold over one million albums worldwide and over ten million tracks. Train's most recent album, California 37, contains the global hits "Drive By," and "50 Ways to Say Goodbye." In 2011, Train launched the Save Me, San Francisco Wine Company, which benefits Family House. Through the sales of their Save Me, San Francisco Wine and Ghiradelli Chocolate, Train is contributing to the new Family House and funding the Train Music Room. Get on the "train" and become a Family House "Angel," too. Visit savemesanfrancisco.com for more info.

Other Ways You Can Help

  • Donate! There are great perks for supporting the campaign
  • Share! Crowdfunding campaigns work best when friends-of-friends get involved. Use the hashtag #FHAngels to let people know you're participating
  • Retweet and share! Follow @familyhousesf on Twitter and Family House SanFrancisco on Facebook and help us spread the word to your networks.
  • Want to do more? If you want to be a campaign leader and really help us spread the word, email Joey Kotfica at jkotfica@familyhouseinc.org to get some campaign materials you can use.

Thank you for being a Family House Angel!

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$66,290USD
raised by 234 people in 1 month
66% funded
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Verified Nonprofit
$100,000 USD goal
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This campaign ended on June 15, 2014
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  • $5USD
    Be an Angel

    We need all our "angels" to help bring this campaign "home."

    23 claimed
  • $25USD
    Capital Campaign Bracelet

    Get your very own limited-edition "Family House - Together, We Can Build It" orange wristband. Be the coolest kid on the block!

    41 out of 1000 claimed
  • $100USD
    Family House Pin

    As seen on our Board Members, staffers, and superstar volunteers, these silver pins will class up any outfit, especially if worn with your Family House bracelet. Show your support for the dignity of families in crisis by pledging at this level.

    16 out of 500 claimed
  • $125USD
    Family House Swag Bag

    The Family House totebag is no ordinary bag. These are actually the best totebag you can get - they're made of super strong washable synthetic, have square bottoms (so they stand on their own), hold all your groceries, fit over your shoulder, and are incredibly stylish. Also included is a Family House Pin and Wrist Band.

    16 out of 250 claimed
  • $200USD
    Autographed Train CD

    Own a piece of Train history - get your very own Train CD autographed by all members of the band. A total collector's item!

    5 out of 92 claimed
  • SOLD OUT

    $300USD
    SF Hotel Stay

    Our Angels at Personality Hotels have offered 5 one-night-stays at their Hotel Diva, Kensington Park, or Hotel Union Square in San Francisco! Valid through June 2015, excludes major holidays, convention periods, and 12/31. Get them while they last!

    5 out of 5 claimed
  • $500USD
    Social Media Shout-Out

    Use Twitter? Facebook? Family House will publicly acknowledge your gift with a shout out of thanks. It'll be YOUR day at Family House!

    1 claimed
  • $1,000USD
    Name in the Train Music Room

    This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to get your name on the wall of the Train music room in the new Nancy & Stephen Grand Family House at Mission Bay. Make your mark as a true Trainiac and show your love for the kids!

    7 out of 50 claimed
  • $1,000USD
    Name on the Donor Wall

    Make a statement by having your name on a donor wall at the new Nancy & Stephen Grand Family House at Mission Bay. Your gift will be visible to a generation of families that you helped support!

    11 out of 50 claimed
  • $1,250USD
    Meet TRAIN- Boise

    2 tickets, plus VIP meet and greet passes to meet the band at the Boise Music Festival in Boise, Idaho on June 28, 2014. Don't miss this amazing opportunity!

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    Meet TRAIN- Minneapolis

    2 tickets, plus VIP meet and greet passes to meet the band at the Basilica Block Party in Minneapolis, Minnesota on July 12, 2014. Don't miss this amazing opportunity!

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    $1,250USD
    Meet TRAIN- Harrington

    2 tickets, plus VIP meet and greet passes to meet the band at the Delaware State Fair in Harrington, Delaware on July 20, 2014. Don't miss this amazing opportunity!

    1 out of 1 claimed
  • $1,250USD
    Meet TRAIN- Paso Robles

    2 tickets, plus VIP meet and greet passes to meet the band at the California Mid State Fair in Paso Robles, California on July 24, 2014. Don't miss this amazing opportunity!

    0 out of 1 claimed
  • SOLD OUT

    $1,250USD
    Meet TRAIN- S. Lake Tahoe

    2 tickets, plus VIP meet and greet passes to meet the band at the Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena at Harvey's at Stateline, Nevada on July 25, 2014. Don't miss this amazing opportunity!

    1 out of 1 claimed
  • $1,250USD
    Meet TRAIN– Billings MT

    2 tickets, plus VIP meet and greet passes to meet the band at the Montana Fair in Billings, MT on August 9, 2014. Don’t miss this amazing opportunity!

    0 out of 1 claimed
  • $1,250USD
    Meet TRAIN– Denver

    2 tickets, plus VIP meet and greet passes to meet the band at the Red Rocks Ampitheatre in Denver, CO on August 10, 2014. Don’t miss this amazing opportunity!

    0 out of 1 claimed
  • $1,250USD
    Meet TRAIN– Highland Pk 8/22

    2 tickets, plus VIP meet and greet passes to meet the band at the Ravinia Festival in Highland Park, IL on August 22, 2014. Don’t miss this amazing opportunity!

    0 out of 1 claimed
  • SOLD OUT

    $1,250USD
    Meet TRAIN– Highland Pk 8/23

    2 tickets, plus VIP meet and greet passes to meet the band at the Ravinia Festival in Highland Park, IL on August 23, 2014. Don’t miss this amazing opportunity!

    1 out of 1 claimed
  • $1,250USD
    Meet TRAIN– Syracuse NY

    2 tickets, plus VIP meet and greet passes to meet the band at the The NY State Fair in Syracuse, NY on August 26, 2014. Don’t miss this amazing opportunity!

    0 out of 1 claimed
  • $1,250USD
    Meet TRAIN– Gilford, NH

    2 tickets, plus VIP meet and greet passes to meet the band at the Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion at Meadowbrook in Gilford, NH on August 28, 2014. Don’t miss this amazing opportunity!

    0 out of 1 claimed
  • $1,250USD
    Meet TRAIN- Lenox, MA

    2 tickets, plus VIP meet and greet passes to meet the band at the Tanglewood in Lenox, MA on August 29, 2014. Don’t miss this amazing opportunity!

    0 out of 1 claimed
  • $3,000USD
    Autographed Train Guitar

    The ultimate Trainiac's dream - a guitar signed by all of the members of the band Train! We have only a few of these, so get yours before they're gone!

    2 out of 9 claimed
  • $5,000USD
    Name in the Courtyard

    Family House families are looking forward to the private outdoor courtyard at the new Nancy & Stephen Grand Family House at Mission Bay. Have your name etched in a brick on the meditation walk so that families will know of your generosity for many years to come!

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  • $25,000USD
    Family House Champion

    For your fantastic gift, you'll get the opportunity to name a common area in the new Nancy & Stephen Grand Family House at Mission Bay. Plus the gratitude of a whole generation of kids that you helped with your gift!

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  • $25,000USD
    Trainiac's Dream

    Two words: Gold Record. Get your very own personalized copy of Train's "California 37," with your name etched on the front. Only a limited number of these were produced, and you'll see them in the homes of the music industry's elite (and now, yours). Know that your generosity will impact thousands of families who will stay at the brand new Family House!

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  • $50,000USD
    Family House Hero

    What can we offer you for your extreme generosity? A personal call of thanks from our CEO, Alexandra Morgan, a VIP experience for two at a Train concert of your choosing, and a guitar autographed by all the members of Train. Plus the gratitude of a whole generation of kids that you helped with your gift!

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  • $100,000USD
    The Family House Angel

    If you single-handedly help us meet our campaign goal, you will have the opportunity to name the "Angel Room" in the new Nancy & Stephen Grand Family House at Mission Bay. Leave your legacy, and know that you have made a difference in the lives of thousands of families a year!

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