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How to Help

There are many ways you can help our family houses, including cooking a meal for our families, volunteering your time, adopting a family or making a financial contribution. 

Make a Monetary Donation

Donations are vital so that we may continue to provide a "home away from home" for families with a loved one in the hospital. Donations can be made directly to Bannister Family House, La Jolla Family House or in honor of an individual.

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Coming home to a warm meal brightens the day for our guests. Through hosted meals, families have a chance to connect and share their feelings and experiences with others staying at the house and the people providing the meal. Meals may be prepared in advance or cooked at the house by you or your volunteer group. Meals are available only at Bannister Family House at this time. If you'd like to Host-A-Meal: 

Become a Volunteer

Volunteers play an important role at our family houses. Volunteers may help with daily chores, answer phone calls, or assist at our annual golf tournament. Call 619-543-7977 to learn how to volunteer with us.

Adopt a Family

For $40 or $50 a night, you can adopt a family and help pay for their stay at Bannister Family House. Call 619-543-7977 to learn more.

Thank You to all of our volunteers!