Your contribution enables us to continue our services for families navigating the challenges during COVID-19.
We’re so proud of Noah, a resident at Raphael House who graduated from high school in June! He, his mom, and brother stayed at Raphael House during the COVID 19 pandemic. Despite the obstacles presented by housing instability, Noah beat the odds that students experiencing homelessness often face in school, such as higher dropout rates. His next goal is to get a camera so he can continue to grow his photography and graphic design business.
He and his family also moved into a San Francisco apartment in July! They say having a stable place to live at Raphael House helped them achieve these goals, but we also credit their drive and determination.
Supporting Families in Crisis
Many things have changed at Raphael House in the past few months, but our commitment remains the same: to provide a safe and welcoming environment for families experiencing homelessness.
Our dedicated team remains alongside families to help them meet their housing, financial, career, wellness, and academic goals. Raphael House is a 100% community-supported organization, so our work is only possible with your support!
Provides 50 emergency meal kits for families affected by school closures in our Residential Shelter and Bridge Programs
Provides up to five families in need with an emergency gift card to a grocery store, drugstore, or for other essentials
Provides Raphael House with up to a week of cleaning and sanitation supplies to help us keep our Residential Shelter clean on a daily basis
Provides 10 individuals with personal hand sanitizer and other necessary supplies to stay healthy during the COVID-19 crisis
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The COVID-19 crisis has increased our immediate need for supplies to maintain a healthy and safe environment for homeless families. As a 100% community-funded organization, donations of these essential items directly help families at Raphael House and help keep our Residential Shelter clean and safe. You can shop our Amazon wish list here.
Gift Cards for Essentials
Families facing layoffs and school closures are struggling to afford essentials like groceries and utility bills. Gift card donations in increments of $50-100 for stores like Target, Safeway, Foods Co, Grocery Outlet, and drugstores (CVS, Walgreens, etc.) help families maintain financial stability and our operations at Raphael House. VISA/Mastercard cards are also accepted. Many of these gift cards and e-gift cards can be found on Gift Card Mall or Amazon. E-gift cards can be emailed to Volunteer Manager Kellen Sarver at email@example.com.
Cleaning Supplies & Face Masks
People experiencing homelessness are much more susceptible to communicable diseases. To keep up with amplified cleaning precautions and CDC recommendations in our shelter, we seek donations of home made face masks/coverings, all purpose cleaner, disinfectant wipes, hand soap, paper towels, etc.
Hand Sanitizer & Wipes
We are doing our part to keep parents, children, and our community safe. Due to depleted stocks of sanitizing supplies, we are experiencing a shortage of personal hygienic products that are used to help stop the spread of COVID-19. Please donate today.
Emergency Food Supplies
We are grateful to have access to fresh food to provide three daily meals to families in our Residential Shelter. During this crisis, it is more important than ever to build up our pantry with food supplies for emergency meal kits. Donations of items like brown lunch bags, canned soups, canned ready-to-eat-meats, and freeze-dried fruit are suggested. Can opener donations are also accepted.