Restoring Hope
Happy New Year!
2016: A Year To Remember
We have already set a December record here at Restoring Hope Transplant House for guest stays which means we will finish 2016 having set monthly records in 10 of 12 months.  What an incredible year it has been for all of us and our Transplant Family.  It's going to be a tough act to follow, but we could not be happier with the consistent growth of our guests not only from year to year but from the start of this year to the very end.  It's been a very rewarding year to see so many of our visiting families find comfort, strength and joy in sharing so many of these moments together.  We cannot thank you all enough!
Submitted Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor,

As 2016 comes to a close, I just wanted to take a moment to thank all of our Good Neighbors for so kindly and generously embracing our transplant family
Marilyn Burke presents a donation check from the annual Wine Walk to Cindy Herbst and RHTH on behalf of the Downtown Middleton Business Association
of guests during what was a record setting year here at Restoring Hope Transplant House.

We set guest stay records in 10 of 12 months this year and nearly doubled our guest stays from our first two years combined. We have now hosted transplant families from 33 different states, 3 other countries and all parts of Wisconsin. So many of them call downtown Middleton their home away from home during what oftentimes can be lengthy stays at the hospital caring for a loved one. There is no doubt in my mind that our caring and vibrant community is a ke y reason why we have welcomed so many families in record numbers this year. To so many, Middleton just feels like home.  
While so many of our visitors enjoy the amazing selection of nearby dining options, the scenic walks to the ponds and the kindness of our people, it is your continued financial support that also has made such a huge difference in our ability to keep these doors open. As a non-profit, Restoring Hope Transplant House depends entirely on the generosity of donors like you to make this all possible for families who absolutely need a Good Neighbor during this difficult time. We cannot thank our community and your readers enough for all they have done to help make 2016 such a memorable year for all who have passed through our doors.

Many of the health related miracles we see on a daily basis are made possible because of kindhearted individuals on the organ donor or bone marrow donor registries. Please also consider learning more about joining these lists as your efforts could one day give the ultimate gift of life to someone in need of a second chance.


Cindy Herbst
Executive Director & Co-Founder
Restoring Hope Transplant House
RHTH Guests: In Their Own Words
Year End Giving - Your Gift To The Transplant Community
As a non-profit designed specifially to lighten the financial and emotional burdens of a transplant family during an extremely challenging time in their lives, we only charge $35 per night for our guest rooms in order to help those who need it most.

This modest guest stay income alone is not nearly enough to cover our daily operating expenses, especially this time of year when the monthly heating bill for such a large house is astron
omical.  Please help us keep the doors open to our transplant families by making a secure online end of year donation today.  This house is your gift to the transplant community - what a difference each donation makes!

Goal for 2017: Monthly House Sponsors
We are currently working very hard to secure monthly house sponsors of $10,000.  These sponsorships would both help to provide us with additional staff to meet the demands of our ever increasing number of guests and also help move us towards our construction and expansion needs so that we no longer have to turn away large numbers of guests due to being at capacity as we have been so often this year.

We are very excited and grateful to have our first sponsor for January already committed and hope that others will be just as interested in joining us as the year goes along.  What a difference this would make.

Please contact Executive Director Cindy Herbst at 608-831-1726 or via email at if you'd like to learn more about monthly sponsorship opportunities and recognition options to help showcase your generosity and support for the transplant community. 
About Restoring Hope Transplant House - Contact Cindy
Cindy celebrates Christmas with granddaughter Piper

Restoring Hope Transplant House is a non-profit home established to serve organ and bone marrow transplant patients and their families. The home features five generously-sized guest rooms, multiple sitting rooms, full kitchen, laundry, cable tv, wi-fi and a tranquil yet convenient location in downtown Middleton, just five miles from UW Hospital.

If you have any questions about RHTH, please contact Cindy to learn more.