“While my wife has been at the hospital, we’ve stayed at the Family House, and they’re beautiful people. It’s a clean place to stay that’s extremely affordable, so all you have to do is focus on your family members care. If you could see it in your heart to help donate to this amazing home, that would mean the world to me. Thank you kindly!” –Anthony Gorga
Each year, members of the Family House community like Anthony hold Facebook fundraisers to raise money for our mission of being a “home away from home” for transplant families. Some people give up their birthdays and ask their Facebook
friends to donate to our cause in lieu of gifts, and others fundraise in honor or memory of a loved one. Whatever the reason, we are extremely grateful for each and every one! Since 2015, our community raised has over $20,000 from these online fundraisers—enough to help support over 500 nights of lodging for families who cannot afford our nightly fee.
Consider creating your own Facebook fundraiser this year!
Setting up a Facebook fundraiser is quick and easy. Simply click “Fundraisers” in the left menu of your Facebook news feed and follow the prompts. (You can read step-by-step instructions here.) Your friends and family will see your fundraiser when they log on, and then they can donate in just a few clicks.
It only takes a few minutes, and you can get started today!
We’d like to recognize the following community members for their Facebook fundraisers in 2017:
Anthony’s Birthday Fundraiser by Anthony Adam Gorga
Abby’s Birthday Fundraiser by Abby Aversa
Michelle’s Birthday Fundraiser by Michelle Collie
I’m Donating My Birthday to Gift of Life Family House by Trish Gerstley Collings
Steve’s Birthday Fundraiser and Steve’s Fundraiser by Steve Gradijan
Chris’s #GivingTuesday Fundraiser by Chris Graham
Gina’s #GivingTuesday Fundraiser by Gina LaRussa
Kathy’s fundraiser by Kathy Lothspeich-Hughes
Robert’s Birthday Fundraiser by Robert McFadden
I’m Donating My Birthday to Gift of Life Family by Beth McMullin
Donations for a place near and dear to my heart by Christa Michalek
Raising Money By Kelly Schmitt
Deb’s Birthday Fundraiser by Deb Skrot
Kristin’s Birthday Fundraiser by Kristin Small
Fred’s Birthday Fundraiser by Fred Staley
Hollie’s Birthday Fundraiser by Hollie Swilley Johnson
Barbara’s #GivingTuesday Fundraiser by Barbara Vandevender
Help Celebrate My Birthday With a Donation Fundraiser by Philip Vonada
You’ve helped provide our transplant families with a safe, comfortable place to stay, a warm meal, and transportation to and from doctor’s appointments and hospital visits. Thank you so much for hosting these fundraisers in honor of our mission!
“Transplantation isn’t high on people’s list of priorities until they need one. Your gift will help far more than you know.” –Steve Gradijan