Category: General

Raphael House Gala Raises Record Funds

May 17 2016
Kim Lessard

We are thrilled to report that our 19th Annual One Home, Many Hearts Gala, “A Golden Tomorrow,” raised more than $643,000—making it Raphael House’s highest grossing fundraiser to date! The event, which took place on Saturday, May 14 at San Francisco’s Palace Hotel, was co-chaired by Josselyn Eccleston and Laura Larsen, and was our largest Gala to date with 570 guests […]

Outpouring of Generosity Helps Families Enjoy the Magic of the Season

Dec 29 2015
Kim Lessard

Mom writes thank you note to the donor who adopted her family this Christmas. Tis the season for acts of kindness and generosity. And that is just what our community of donors and volunteers showed to Raphael House families this holiday season. This year 236 families, our largest number ever, had presents to open on Christmas Day thanks to everyone […]

Community partners make holidays special for Raphael House families

Nov 25 2015
Kim Lessard

Several of our community partners, including British-American Business Council member companies: Aramark, the Fairmont Hotel and Claremont Hotel & Spa, LifeWorks Restaurant Group, and the San Francisco Waldorf School, have come together to ensure that Raphael House families have a wonderful Thanksgiving. “As a privately-funded nonprofit, Raphael House depends solely upon the support it receives from […]

Families Come Together for Festive Day to Raise Funds for Raphael House

Nov 18 2015
Kim Lessard

Magic tricks, jubilant singalongs, balloon animals and much more delighted the many Bay Area families who came together on November 14 for our 5th annual Gobble & Give festival benefitting Raphael House families. This year’s event, our biggest yet, took place at Bunny Meadow in Golden Gate Park and raised nearly $50,000 for Raphael House’s Residential Shelter and […]

Pier 39 Hosts a Fun-Filled Day for Raphael House Families

Nov 7 2015
Kim Lessard

Last month, Raphael House families got to enjoy a day of fun thanks to our community partners at Pier 39. In the morning, several families, along with the Residential Community Interns, boarded a double-decker bus that took us on a short, fact and joke filled tour of the city before dropping us off at Pier […]

Raphael House has a new herb and vegetable garden!

Nov 3 2015
Kim Lessard

Thanks to the generosity of our community partners Aramark and other member companies (including: 20/20 Productions, Florin Pensions, Liza Evans Interior Design, LoopUp, and PwC) and individuals from the British-American Business Council, we have a new rooftop garden that will provide herbs and fresh vegetables for our kitchen and educational opportunities for the kids in our […]