JW's Birthday Donation Drive | Thursday, September 30, 2021
To celebrate the birthday of JW House's founder, JW Knapen, we are hosting a donation drive! JW House is collecting donations of our most commonly used items (see below), which will all be used to fulfill JW's dream: supporting families facing a medical crisis.
Special Appearance: SJ Sharkie
**Attendees bringing donations will be entered into an opportunity drawing for a chance to win
2 tickets for 8th row club seats at a San Jose Sharks game of their choosing (Current season).**
All Day Donation Drop-off, 9am - 6pm
Donations can be dropped off all day at a walk-up donation box located at JW House.
Backyard + Drive Thru Donation Celebration, 4pm - 6pm
A drive-thru donation drop-off station will be available in front of JW House, complete with birthday surprises! Those who feel comfortable are welcome to join JW House staff and volunteers in the backyard for cake and words from members of the JW House community.
For those attending the all day donation drop-off, a walk-up donation box will be available at the entrance of JW House. Drive thru donations will take place at JW House's front lawn/parking lot, where volunteers and signage will be available to direct attendees. The backyard celebration will take place in JW House's backyard.
JW House is located on the campus of Kaiser Permanente in Santa Clara, CA.
3850 Homestead Road
Santa Clara, CA, 95051
What we're collecting
- Laundry detergent pods (ONLY free and clear)
- Dishwasher detergent pods
- Dish soap
- Lysol wipes
- Paper towels
- Assorted sizes of Ziploc bags
- (Compostable ONLY) To-go boxes/containers
- Keurig coffee pods
- Individually wrapped snacks such as trail mix, granola bars, chips, etc. (UNEXPIRED)
About JW Knapen
In 2002, while a freshman at Bellarmine College Preparatory, a young boy named Jan-Willem (JW) Knapen suffered seizures and was later diagnosed with brain cancer. Throughout chemotherapy, surgery, and radiation, JW remained positive and hopeful though he knew he faced an uphill battle.
While in treatment, JW realized he wanted to do something to help other children and families facing similar situations. With his smile intact, JW began raising gifts of time and money to build the JW House we know today.