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House Notes | October 2023

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A Perfect Match

When Elaina was born with sickle cell anemia, she faced a long list of painful complications that included possible stroke. Along came her younger brother, and the Stockton-based family discovered he was a perfect match for a bone marrow stem cell transplant to cure Elaina's symptoms. They spent six months at Family House so two-year old Rusty could save Elaina's life.

While at Family House, Elaina and Rusty participated in arts and crafts and game nights, and their parents were able to be in community with other families who understood what they were going through. Elaina was also our first patient since the pandemic to make a movie with BayKids Studios, a partner organization that brings cinematic arts to sick kids.

Hear Elaina & Rusty's Story

Celebrating Family House Magic in Napa

The 27th Annual Cabernet for Connoisseurs on September 23 raised almost $1 million for Family House! The evening honored Pamela & George Hamel, celebrated the Family House mission, auctioned some incredible wine and travel experiences, and included a very special performance by Pat Monahan and Jerry Becker of Train. There's still time to be part of the magic as our Fund-a-Need remains open. Whether you were there in person, or with us in spirit, we are grateful you're part of the Family House family.

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Community & Connection

Katherine Thompson named among Most Influential Women in Bay Area Business

Congratulations to Family House CEO Katherine Thompson for being named as one of San Francisco Business Times Most Influential Women in Bay Area Business! Family House is honored to celebrate Katherine's leadership, along with her fellow 2023 honorees.

USA TODAY Wine & Food Experience benefiting Family House!

There is still time to purchase tickets to this year's Wine & Food Experience this Saturday, October 14. Taking place next door to Family House at SPARK Social SF, Family House has been chosen as a charity partner! Use promo code FAMILYHOUSE to get $5 off your ticket, and make a donation at the same time.

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Drive Change this Cartober!

Help Family House turn October into Cartober! If you have an old or unwanted vehicle, Family House can pick up your vehicle for free and provide you with the paperwork needed for your tax deduction. All types of vehicles are accepted, functioning or not.

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Family House

540 Mission Bay Blvd. North

San Francisco, CA 94158


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Tax ID: 94-2722663

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