Raising Dough: Family House, San Francisco

3 Feb

Raising Dough has been a a wonderful way to give back and make our own little impact in 2013. When Flour & Co opened, we came up with Raising Dough as a way to continually support and be involved in our neighborhood and greater community.  While we like to think that we are community on the inside, we know that there’s so much more on the outside that needs constant nourishment and support.  Community feeds community.

That said, 2013 ended on a playful note.  In December, we collected toys for the San Francisco Fire Fighter’s Program.  You all were so generous with your donations…thank you!  We dropped the toys (and lots of them) at the fire station on Leavenworth and Clay on December 23rd, just in time for Christmas.  The fire fighter’s were very thankful for our collective support.  With the toys, we donated $156 in cash ($78 collected plus we matched).



January was a bit of a quiet start to Raising Dough, as the beginning of the year always brings a bit of work with it.  Even so, you helped us raise over $150 for Glide.  Glide serves over 2500 meals per day to those in need, all in an atmosphere of respect, acceptance, and love.  Sounds like true community!  If you haven’t volunteered at or visited Glide before, check it out.  It’s right in our back yard, and quite an amazing place.

In February, we are back on track and at full speed with Raising Dough.  With a tip off from a bakery guest, we’ve chosen Family House as this month’s featured organization.  Family House serves as a home away from home for families with children who have life-threatening illnesses, such as cancer.

Family House - the future home

Family House – the future home

Did you know….

  • Family House provides a home away from home for up to 107 family members of children receiving treatment for life threatinging illnesses at University of California San Francisco Benioff Children’s Hospital
  • Studies conducted at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital show that sick children whose parents cannot be with them through this process recover at a slower rate than children whose parents are continuously present? Providing an affordable way for families to be together during the recovery process is a critical component of their healthcare.
  • $150 in monetary donations to Family house can pay for:
    • 2 nights at Family House
    • 2 sets of queen sized sheets
    • 4 calling cards
    • 4 sets of twin sheets
    • 10 pillows
    • 30 bath towels
    • 45 wash cloths

Interested in getting involved or learning more?  Well, you can start by watching this family story.  We’ll also be volunteering later this month at Family House, and you are welcome to join us.  Finally, drop your change in our collection box throughout the month.  The change from your daily coffee can go a long way!

Thank you for being a part of our monthly Raising Dough campaign.  We couldn’t support these deserving organizations in the same way without the whole community behind us!


4 Responses to “Raising Dough: Family House, San Francisco”

  1. the well-traveled wife February 5, 2014 at 12:45 pm #

    so amazing, i love this! we finally got our new apartment, a few streets from flour & co. so expect to see us lots!! XO

    • flourandco February 5, 2014 at 2:20 pm #

      Congrats on the new apartment!! How exciting! See you soon 🙂

  2. Maureen Phillips February 6, 2014 at 7:57 pm #

    Thank you for choosing Family House San Francisco! My son and I spent many months there and will continue to use them for the next 2 1/2 years. Family House was a life saver and so are you and your customers!

    • flourandco February 6, 2014 at 8:25 pm #

      Thank you, Maureen. It is kind of you to reach out. We are so happy to be able to do just a little something for you and the other families relying on the support of family house. What a deserving cause!

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