Welcome to the 2020 Virtual JW House Celebration of Hope! Each Spring, we host this breakfast event to bring together our community, and allow our supporters to introduce new friends to our organization. This year, things look quite a bit different. We are disappointed that we are unable to host this special event in-person, but are excited for an opportunity to open the celebration up to a larger audience!
To those who are loyal supporters of JW House: THANK YOU for being with us. It is because of you that we are here today. Your financial contributions, volunteer work, and advocacy of our cause are the reason we are able to serve thousands of families with loved ones in local hospitals each year. And it is because of you that even during trying times, we are able to continue this important service. We hope you enjoy this special content, and are reminded of the impact that your support and dedication has on families facing medical crises everyday.
To those of you who may be new to JW House: Welcome! We are honored that you have chosen to learn more about our organization today. As you will hear from our featured family below, Jessica and Skyler, JW House is truly a "home away from home" for families facing medical crises. We provide overnight lodging, day use services, meals and support to families with loved ones in Silicon Valley hospitals. We encourage you to browse our website to learn more about JW House. And we look forward to a time when it is safe to resume providing tours to those of you who are interested in seeing the magic of our mission in person!
Our Guest Speakers
You may recognize Jessica from our 2019 Holiday Giving Campaign. Jessica and her son Skyler have been on a medical journey throughout Skyler's entire life. And throughout this journey, they've become special members of the JW House Family. Please note that this video was filmed before COVID-19 restrictions. Jessica and Skyler have continued to utilize JW House's partner hotel program throughout the last month, as Skyler receives treatment.
"JW House takes the financial burden off a very difficult trip and hospital stay. We have been welcomed here many times over the past 9 years. JW House has truly become a place of respite and a home away from home."
"The peaceful and serene environment allows one to process and heal during really difficult times. JW House is lovely and homey and the staff and volunteers are the best."
"Not only is JW House an amazing oasis of calm, beauty, peace and warmth, it is also clean, professionally run and close to the hospital. Not having to worry about food is also a gift. It allows families to focus on the health of the patient in the family. Thank you from the bottom of my heart."
Special COVID-19 Note
As many of you know, JW House has made the difficult decision to temporarily close our doors, for the safety of our guests, volunteers, and staff. During this time we are still housing any family seeking overnight lodging near their hospital (like Jessica and Skyler) in our partner hotels. As you will hear from the Knapen Family below, we have offered our facility to local hospitals and healthcare workers, should they need additional space. We are doing all we can to serve families in need and be a partner to our local hospitals during this time. We look forward to re-opening our doors to day-use guests as soon as it is safe to do so.
How Can You Help JW House?
Our Celebration of Hope Breakfast is a primary source of funding for JW House each year. Please enjoy a special message from our founding family, the Knapens:
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Other Giving Opportunities
Send a Gift Over the Phone or in the Mail:
-Call our office to make a gift over the phone: (408) 606-8545
-Mail a check to JW House: 3850 Homestead Rd. Santa Clara, CA 95051
Join Our Circle of Hope!
The JW House Circle of Hope is a three-year giving society. Donors pledge to give $1,000 or more each year for three years. Circle of Hope donors receive invites to exclusive JW House events and receive additional guest stories in the mail each year. Our Circle of Hope is a great way to ensure the longevity of JW House services for years to come! Join today by selecting an annual gift of $1,000 or more in your donate form.
Interested in other ways to give or get involved? Let us know!
Thank you for joining us for this unconventional event - we are sending you a virtual coffee-mug-cheers! The virtual event will be live until Tuesday, May 5th: Giving Tuesday. Help us celebrate and raise funds for JW House services by sharing with your friends, family and colleagues between now and Giving Tuesday!
We wish you and your families health and safety, and look forward to the day it is safe for us all to celebrate together in-person again!
With gratitude, the JW House Board of Directors and Staff