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House Notes | August 2023

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Estrella Discovers Her Passion for Piano

Estrella’s spirits lifted as she listened to the captivating piano music that enveloped Family House. A talented young pianist, Evrim Duransoy, 15, was playing the grand piano on a mellow Saturday afternoon in late spring, visiting as part of the music program.

With every stroke of the piano keys, 11-year-old Estrella was more and more captivated. “I want to learn to play,” she said to her mom.

Estrella and her family came from Rohnert Park, more than an hour outside of San Francisco, when Estrella was admitted to UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital. She received a bone marrow transplant to treat Chronic Granulomatous Disease (CGD), a genetic disorder in which white blood cells are unable to kill certain bacteria, making her highly susceptible to life-threatening infections.

Read Estrella's story

Volunteers make all the difference!

You're invited to volunteer at Family House's premier wine auction and fundraiser, Cabernet for Connoisseurs, September 23, at Silverado Resort & Spa in Napa.

Help us reach our fundraising goals, and let's make this a night to remember!

Be a volunteer

Fozzy's Toy Drive Needs Your Support!

Help stock the shelves with 100 new toys by September 1.

A child’s first stop at Family House is Fozzy’s Toy Room to pick a new doll, game, book, or stuffy… Smiles all around! Shop our wish list to directly help our families through the toughest times. 

Shop for toys

Meet Jesus “PJ” Nuñez-Jirgl,

Hospitality Services Supervisor

When you enter the door at Family House, you're likely to encounter PJ. He’s got a broad smile, an infectious laugh, a caring heart, a listening ear, and a magical way of making you feel welcome, seen, and heard. “I’m just being myself,” PJ said.

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Community & Connection

CEO Celebration

On August 8, we gathered to honor Alexandra E. Morgan's 22 years of leadership, and welcome incoming CEO Katherine Thompson.

"Family is everything and what we do matters," said Katherine in her remarks.

See video & photos

SF Giants a Big Hit!

Huge shoutout to The San Francisco Giants. They hit it out of the park at Family House on August 11. Spreading smiles, signing autographs, and decking out our little fans in the coolest SF Giants gear.

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540 Mission Bay Blvd. North

San Francisco, CA 94158


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