Join or Renew in the Family Circle

The Family Circle is an annual membership program made up of philanthropic contributors who give gifts of $250 or more each year to support transplant patients and families at Gift of Life Family House.

We invite you to partner with us in supporting the families of transplant patients who call the Family House their "home away from home!"

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How Family Circle Members' Funds Are Used:

By providing transplant families with a "home away from home," Gift of Life Familiy House allows families of transplant patients to focus on the health and well-being of their loved one. The Family House provides the resources for those who are in need of a community of hope, comfort and empathy. Financial contributions are used to provide transplant families with the comfort of home while undergoing the difficult transplant process, including; lodging, meals, transportation, communal kitchen, dining area, food pantry, living rooms, fitness center, laundry facility, computer access and much more. In addition to finding comfortable accommodations within a caring environment, families gain a network of support by establishing friendships with other families facing similar anxieties, hardships, joys and uncertainties often associated with the transplant journey.

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Family Circle Membership Levels and Benefits:

-Listing on the Gift of Life Family House Contributors Wall located in the lobby of the Family House for one year
-A personal invitation to the yearly President's Reception
-Recognition as a Family Circle Member within the Gift of Life Family House Annual Report
-Recognition as a Family Circle Member in the quarterly newsletter
-Recognition on the Gift of Life Family House Website

The Family Circle is made up of the following giving levels:

$ 2,500 + HOPE IN GOLD
$ 1,000 + CARE IN SILVER

"Thank you for all the wonderful food and comfort. It means the world to have one less thing to worry about." - John and Jill

Family House invites you to become involved with our essential mission. There are several programs that allow contributors to make a difference in the lives of transplant families. Underwriting a program or service allows you to direct your gift in a manner that is meaningful to you.

  • Adopt-A-Family -The Family House is committed to providing a "home away from home" for all eligible families regardless of their ability to pay. This requires a collaborative and community-focused approach to funding. By directing your gift to the Adopt-A-Family program, you will support a family's stay and bridge the gap between the actual cost of a night's stay of approximately $160.00 and the requested guest fee of only $40.00.
  • Home Cook Heroes Program - This much needed food program provides meals to families who are supporting their loved one and often don't have the time or resources to prepare a healthy, home-cooked meal. By directing your gift to the Home Cook Heroes Program you are helping to; provide nutritious meals, stock Family House's refrigerators and guest pantry full of food and cooking supplies and support the operations costs associated with the communal family kitchen, beverage station and dining room.
  • Caregiver Lifeline Program- Caregivers can feel isolated, confused and adrift. An online bank of information, the Caregiver Lifeline Program offers links to resources so desperately needed by those needing answers to questions. The Caregiver Lifeline Program offers non-clinical programs and information to help caregivers cope, resources for financial assistance, emotional and physical fitness resources and "caring for the caregiver" tools, including contact with national caregiving organizations. Your gift towards the Caregiver Lifeline Program will help bring much needed information and social services to many.
  • Gift of Life Family House Greatest Need Fund - Contributors have the opportunity to give to the Family House recognizing that day to day operations and specific family support needs vary on a day to day basis. Your gift will be used for immediate needs, allowing the Family House to continue to bring comfort and care to transplant families.
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View our 2014 Family Circle Members

View our 2013 Family Circle Members

View our 2012 Family Circle Members

For more information, please contact Sara Cohen, Development Manager at 267-546-9812 or

The official registration and financial information of the Transplant House may be obtained from the Pennsylvania Department of State by calling toll free within Pennsylvania 1-800-732-0999. Registration does not imply endorsement.

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