Last year my team at Jennings, and our families, started a tradition of preparing and serving dinner one evening during the holiday season at Family House at UNC Hospitals. Family House is a home away from home for families receiving care at UNC. It provides housing, a place of healing, and hope to families with an adult patient being treated for a critical illness or injury at UNC Hospitals. There is a minimal nightly charge of $35 to stay in one of the thirty-two private rooms, or $50 to stay in one of the eight fully equipped suites. This includes bus service to and from UNC Hospitals, laundry facilities, a help-yourself pantry with snacks and food staples, and access to a library with Internet resources. I was fortunate to serve on the original board of directors that worked to raise the money to build Family House. I helped out as much as I could from a public relations and marketing perspective.
What’s great for these families who stay at Family House is that it does not feel like a hotel. It feels like an amazing home. Check out the photo below:
Preparing dinner for the guests at Family House is perhaps the most rewarding thing we do all year as a company. It makes for a wonderful evening of teamwork and service to others. Given the work we do in healthcare, this is the perfect cause for us to support. And honestly, I can’t think of a better way to kick off the new year! Here are some photos I took with my iPhone last week during our evening at Family House.