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Donors Beat Our "10 in 10" Founders' Challenge!

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  We asked our family of supporters to help us raise $10,000 in 10 days between June 1 and June 10. Donors exceeded our goal by double and then some! Combined with the $10,000 matching donation from a long-time donor, total gifts will cover the operational expenses of more than 347 ni… Read More

UNC Athletics Gives Us a Helping Hand

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Led by Tomas Jaimes, Maintenance Technician, and Richie Grimsley, Assistant Director of Facility Planning and Management, members of the UNC Department of Athletics volunteered for a tough job at Family House: spreading several cubic yards of mulch around our grounds. T… Read More

Family House Supports "The Group"

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Janice McAdams, our Executive Director here at SECU Family House at UNC Hospitals, envisioned yet another way our organization could serve the community: by lending our board room to local support groups needing a place to hold meetings. Two years later, two dozen support groups me… Read More

One Guest's Inspiring Optimism

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In the US, one in two women and one in three men will be diagnosed with cancer. Such was the case with Willard Manning. Hailing from Laurinburg, North Carolina, he was diagnosed with acute leukemia. Willard thought he'd never get cancer, especially since no one in his family had ever been di… Read More

Volunteer Spotlight: The Cedars of Chapel Hill

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For the past several years, a group of managers, supervisors, and directors from The Cedars of Chapel Hill, a continuing care retirement community, converge upon our kitchen to prepare a nutritious and delicious breakfast for our guests and staff. Armed with bags of food, they break out the … Read More

Congratulations to Our Volunteers of the Year 2017!

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  Our annual Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast was held on Wednesday, May 2 at the NC Botanical Garden, a beautiful space that can be found just across Old Mason Farm Road from SECU Family House at UNC Hospitals. For several years now, Family House has honored our volunteers a… Read More

Honoring Family House Volunteers

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SECU Family House at UNC Hospitals counts more than 100 regular volunteers who keep our 34,000 square foot hospitality house running. It was an honor for us to treat them to several events during National Volunteer Appreciation Week, April 16 through 22 this year. On Tuesday, dozens of vol… Read More

HomeGrown Hope Warms Family House

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Back in March, an enthusiastic group of local volunteers cooked up a delicious and nutirtious dinner for Family House guests. These young professionals—united in their desire to help the families staying with us—warmed our hearts as well as dinner plates. They chose a fitting nam… Read More

A Life of Love: The Livesays

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Ron and Donetta have a love story that has to be shared. Highschool sweethearts, they’ve been married for 47 years. With their ever-present humor, they are each other’s rock through the best of times and through the worst of times. Forty-four years ago the Livesays moved to Nags… Read More

Travel Packages for Every Bidder

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Financial support of the SECU Family House's Annual Fund is critical to filling a statewide need for housing while traveling to Chapel Hill for medical treatment. Family House guests pay what they can, but donations make up the difference between what they can afford and the nightl… Read More