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Volunteer Spotlight: The Tar Heel Breakfast Club

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Our guests are treated to amazing meals each week, thanks to our growing group of volunteer meal providers. In the last fiscal year alone these teams prepared no less than 365 meals, serving nutritious breakfasts, lunches, and dinners for more than 2,300 patients and family members staying h… Read More

FM Charity Invitational Benefits Family House

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Volunteers help support Family House in more ways than we can count. When FM Lending Services, Guaranty Title, and Long & Foster Insurance were looking for local charities to benefit from their annual golf tournament, a few of our meal providers shared the story of Family House and encou… Read More

Guest Spotlight: The Josephs

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Donald and Ronnie Joseph have been staying on and off at Family House since the summer of 2018, making the 2.5 hour drive to Chapel Hill from their hometown of Wilmington, North Carolina. Diagnosed with congestive heart failure in 2014, Donald was initially treated near their home. Then, las… Read More

Volunteer Spotlight: Music with Michael Paris

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A remarkable qualilty about many of our volunteers is that many of them have been with us since we opened our doors 11 years—a true testament to their dedication and belief in our mission. One of these committed volunteers is musician Michael Paris. For the past nine years, he’s… Read More

Guest Spotlight: Staying Positive

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Every few months, one of the most cheerful guests to walk through our doors returns. Kathy Plummer, along with her husband, Michael, make the 90 minute drive from Fayetteville, North Carolina to Chapel Hill so that Michael can receive treatment for acute myeloid leukemia (AML) at U… Read More

Family House Diaries: Giving and Getting Hope

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Bill and Julie Patterson live in East Helena, Montana—but for the past seven months, they’ve called Family House home. Bill's receiving treatment at UNC Hospitals for an aggressive form of acute myeloid leukemia (AML) after learning he needed a bone marrow transplant last fall. W… Read More

Guest Spotlight: Patricia Higgs

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In the 11 years that our doors have been open, we've served more than 23,000 families who come from all 100 North Carolina counties and beyond. Many of these families have been repeat guests, going to UNC Hospitals for follow-up appointments, changes in their medical situation, updates, … Read More

Volunteer Spotlight: Rosemary Pierce

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Our volunteers are the heart and soul of Family House. They arrive, ready to work, doing a wide range of tasks - tasks that allow the house to run smoothly every day of the year. One such dedicated volunteer is Rosemary Pierce. After a long career as a surgical nurse, she moved to Chapel Hi… Read More

The "Finishing Touch Challenge" for the Capital Campaign

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Construction has started and we are closing in on the capital campaign fundraising goal! Generous donors have offered a matching gift challenge of up to $100,000 to help to raise the final $200,000 between now and June 30, 2019. All new gifts to the capital campaign will be doubled in the F… Read More