JW House and the 49ers

49ers Visit JW House – 2014 49ers Present the Perry/Yonamine Unity Award – 2014 Victories On and Off the Field – 2013 JW House has been fortunate to partner with the San Francisco 49ers since 2013. Each year, players visit JW House for the Red and Gold Board Game Tournament. Children facing medical crises and their families have the opportunity to play board games with some of their heroes – and the players have a great time being kids again! In 2014, one of the board game tournament participants, Kassim Osgood, won the Perry and Yonamine Unity Award for great sportsmanship on and off the field. Kassim Osgood received a $10,000 award to give to the charity of his choice, and he chose JW House! Thank you, Kassim! In 2014, JW House was a beneficiary of the 49ers Foundation’s Touchdowns for Kids program. For each great play on the field, JW House received a donation: $1000 for each 49ers touchdown $200 for each 49ers interception $200 for each 49ers field goal $200 for each 49ers sack Thank you so much to the 49ers for their continued partnership and... Read the full article

January 25, 2014 JW – House DodJe BraWl

GRAND PRIZE – $200 cash prize Have your high schooler grab 5 friends and come join the fun at the 5th Annual JW House Student Board Dodje Brawl Tournament! When: Sunday, January 25th 9:45 AM – 1:00 PM Where: Bellarmine Gym $8.00 / person – Singles or Teams of 6 Registration Deadline: Monday, 1/19/15 There will be both a girls and boys division 100% of Tournament proceeds BENEFIT THE JW House’s Guest Assistance Program – One Dodje Brawl Team Registration will cover the costs of 1 overnight stay at the JW House for a family whose loved ones are in the... Read the full article

September 20, 2014 – JW House 6th Anniversary

Join us in supporting JW House as we celebrate our 6th Anniversary! Saturday, September 20, 2014 2:00pm-4:30pm 3850 Homestead Road, Santa Clara We will be celebrating six years of keeping families together when they need each other most with an afternoon of fun, including a silent auction and an inspiring program.  We look forward to seeing you at our annual event. Space is limited. Please RSVP to rsvp@jwhouse.org or by calling 408-606-8545. Registration will be limited to the first 250... Read the full article

July 17, 2014 – JW House YPAC Happy Hour

  Join JW House at Cafe Stritch in Downtown San Jose for a happy hour get together! Learn more about YPAC and how to get involved, network with other young professionals, and keep up the momentum started at the first YPAC Happy Hour on Silicon Valley Gives! On that day, JW House raised over $6000 and came in 29th in number of donors of 400 particpating nonprofits. Let’s keep it up!   The Young Professional Advisory Committee (YPAC) is a group of Bay Area young professionals that raises awareness and funds for JW House through events and a growing social media presence. JW House YPAC also provides personal and professional development opportunities in the form of workshops and networking opportunities. Email ypac@jwhouse.org to learn more about YPAC and current opportunities to get involved. Follow the JW House YPAC Facebook page for event updates.... Read the full article

Healthcare Hospitality Week

  JW House is celebrating Healthcare Hospitality Week from July 20th-26th! Healthcare Hospitality Houses like JW House are an invaluable resource in the communities they serve. Current research shows that caring for the caregiver can improve patient outcomes. As hospitals identify specialties and seek to control costs, families are forced to travel long distances for specialized care. Due to high medical costs and reduced or lost income many families find the cost of area hotels  prohibitive. Without a place like JW House, many family members would sleep in their cars or on hospital benches in order to be near their loved one receiving care. JW House is partnering with the Healthcare Hospitality Network (HHN) for a week of awareness about the work of healthcare hospitality houses. HHN is a national coalition of nearly 200 healthcare hospitality houses that do work similar to JW House across the country, providing a home away from home for thousands of families each year. To celebrate Healthcare Hospitality Week, JW House will be having the following events and activities: Tuesday, July 22– To kick off Healthcare Hospitality Week, JW House will hold our inaugural JW House Welcome Home Tour from 12:00pm-1:00pm! Welcome Home Tours will happen twice monthly beginning in July. Whether you have been involved with JW House from the beginning or have never visited our home, the Welcome Home Tour is the perfect way to deepen your involvement and learn more about JW House. Sign up for an upcoming tour here. Wednesday, July 23– Recognition BBQ: We will be recognizing in-kind donors and past guests who have supported JW House in the last year at a country... Read the full article

JW House Student Board Applebee’s Flapjack Fundraiser

  JW House Student Board is holding a flapjack fundraiser at Applebee’s. $10 gets a full breakfast, and you’ll be served by JW House Student Board volunteers. $10 per person When: Sunday, June 22nd fron 8:00am-10:00am Where: Applebee’s, 51 Curtner Ave, San Jose 95125 (The Plant Shopping Center) FOR TICKETS: Contact JW House at info@jwhouse.org or (408)606-8545 for tickets and more information The JW House Student Board is a committee of high school students from Bellarmine and Notre Dame committed to raising awareness and funds for JW... Read the full article