Holidays and Special Events
Throughout the year, we plan and celebrate special events with our families, including holidays, birthdays, and special occasions. Individuals and groups can assist staff by helping to prepare and serve holiday meals, wrapping gifts, preparing games, or hanging decorations. Groups and individuals can also organize drives to purchase gifts for our families during the holidays through our Adopt-a-Family Program or purchase school supplies for our kids during our Back-to-School drive in the spring. There are also opportunities to help with collecting and distributing gifts and school supplies.
Raphael House has two major fundraising events each year: our One Home, Many Hearts Gala in the spring and our Gobble & Give Family Festival in the fall. We often need volunteers to help out at the events or to assist in a professional capacity by providing pro bono services, such as photography or graphic design. If you are interested in volunteering for a holiday or special event, please complete our holiday and special events inquiry form.
Pro Bono and Specialized Volunteer Projects
As a community supported organization, we rely regularly on the generosity of individuals who contribute their time and expertise by way of providing professional services pro bono that benefit our families directly or Raphael House as a whole, such as legal representation, graphic design, or videography. We also sometimes partner with corporations and businesses to create specialized short-term volunteer projects relevant to the organization’s skills or respective industry. Employees from a technology firm, for example, might offer software training to our parents; employees from a pharmaceutical company might give a presentation to our teens on how to prepare for a career in science.