Gifts brought to the party are donated to the Hamilton Family Center
. The Hamilton Family Center is a San Francisco-based organization focused on returning families to independent living and assisting families and individuals in maintaining their housing.
It is now the largest provider of shelter and services for homeless families in San Francisco . More than 250 people (60% of whom are children) sleep in the residential programs each night. They offer tutoring and recreational activities to hundreds of kids each year through their children's services and help families find housing through their housing program, First Avenues. And they offer comprehensive onsite support services to help 125 residents maintain stable housing.
Check donations are also accepted. You may also donate online.
Also this year, the Center is promoting the purchase of a gift card for a family outing as a donation to the Hamilton House Family Center. Team up to buy gift cards for Sponser an Experience
that the mothers and children can use- something that a family or 2 families can do together- like Yerba Buena ice skating or Movie tickets (Cinemax) or Zoo passes or Exploratorium passes. Hamilton House wants to collect the donated passes and then hold a raffle for the families.
The Hamilton House Sponser an Experience Flier is here
Contact Debbie at
for more information and to sign up for Sponser an Experience
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