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San Francisco employees attended the fifth annual holiday party benefiting the Family House foundation. This benefit was led by our colleague, Dana Hollins, who is also on the advisory board for the organization. Family House is a 501(c) (3) not-for-profit organization providing temporary housing to families of seriously ill children receiving treatment at the UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital. The two current locations sustain nearly a 100% occupancy rate and can accommodate 107 people per night. Over the course of a year Family House serves more than 2,000 families.
By providing care, comfort and community, Family House eases the burdens families face when dealing with a child's life-threatening illness. With continued support, Family House will be able to ensure that families will receive the same care, comfort and compassionate housing completely free of charge while their child receives care at the new hospital.
Cardno ChemRisk's Pittsburgh office staff held their second annual planting day in May of 2013. In doing so, they joined other volunteers in planting a community garden in downtown Pittsburgh. The community garden is one of many maintained throughout the city by the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy, who relies on volunteers to plant and remove them seasonally. According to the website, all of the gardens have been planted and are ready to be enjoyed throughout the summer. The Pittsburgh office would like to thank the Conservancy for another enjoyable and successful volunteer day. Be sure to follow their links to learn more about the gardens, especially if you live in, or plan on visiting the region, this summer.