JW House Holiday Giving Campaign 2019

JW House Holiday Giving Campaign 2019 supporting JW House
JW House

About JW House Holiday Giving Campaign 2019

JW House is a home away from home for families facing medical crises in Silicon Valley hospitals. Without the generous support from our community, many families would be separated from their loved ones during difficult and stressful times. And without this support, many families would be separated from their loved ones during the holidays. Please help us keep families together during this holiday season by contributing to our Holiday Giving Campaign.

MATCHING GIFT OPPORTUNITY! The first $20,000 raised will be matched by Hugh Stuart Center Charitable Trust and our very own Board of Directors! Get your gift in today to make double the impact!

Plus, See if your employer will match your donation!

If you prefer to mail your gift via check (mailed gifts also count towards match!), please mail to:

JW House

3850 Homestead Rd.
Santa Clara, CA 95051

Special events during our Holiday Giving Campaign:

Tuesday, December 3, all day: Giving Tuesday, an international day of charitable giving. Help us raise $10,000 on this special day!
Thursday, December 5, 6:00-9:00 pm: Santana Row Wine Walk, an evening of shopping and tasting to support JW House. PLUS, during this time participate in Kendra Scott's Give Back Event - 20% of your purchase will come directly to us!
Sunday, December 8, 8:00-10:00 am: Student Board Pancake Breakfast, a morning of pancakes and philanthropy! Join our Student Board members, staff, and Board at Applebee's (51 Curtner Ave. San Jose) for a $10 pancake breakfast benefiting JW House!

Date

Starts at:  November 15, 2019 3:00 AM
Ends at:  January 1, 2020 1:59 AM

Location

, USA

Contact

Jill Popolizio
(408) 606-8545
jillp@jwhouse.org

Skyler's Story

"My son, Skyler, has multiple health conditions, but you would never know because he's always happy no matter what. In March, at just 18 months old, we learned he has severe Chiari malformation. He had brain surgery in April.


We never had any luck finding an affordable hotel room, even the night before brain surgery. We frequently traveled 2-7 hours, often in horrendous traffic, each way. I missed my three older children, my family, and everyday things like a hot shower and a home cooked meal. I didn't have a big support system to begin with, and the more we traveled for his care, the more isolated I became.


In July, the severity of his headaches was increasing again, to the point of causing vomiting. His neurosurgeon ordered another sedated MRI followed by an appointment the next day. I was dreading the long drives back and forth, scared to death of driving hours with no one in the back seat to monitor his breathing after sedation.


I had recently heard of JW House and decided to call. By some miracle there was one room available. But they provide so much more than just a bed...

The House is run by volunteers who are all incredibly friendly and welcoming. The volunteers make home cooked meals and fresh baked goods every day. They talk with you, listen, and genuinely care. They go above and beyond to make every visitor feel at home. I wasn't so lonely here. And Skyler loved the stress-free environment where he could just run and play.


JW House provided a place of respite when we needed it most, and will continue to do so as Skyler continues his battle with Chiari. No one should have to fight for their life alone and no family should be forced to be separated.


Please consider making a donation to help JW House keep families together this holiday season. Every donation, no matter how big or small, makes a difference in the lives of families like ours. I pray you never find yourself in this kind of life changing situation, but if you do, I hope you have a place like JW House to call your home away from home."


-Jessica Hankins