Family Contribution: $20 per night
While the actual cost associated with housing and support services provided by the two Houses is close to $65 per night based on our House Program budget alone, the requested contribution from each family is only $20 per night for a room and $30 per night for a transplant suite. Fewer than half of families served are able to make any contribution at all—be it the requested amount or even $1 for their entire stay.
Average Stay: 8 nights
Many families stay for weeks or even months. With an average stay of around 8 nights, families save, on average, $100 per night or about $800 per 8-night stay. For the 2,000 families we anticipate serving in 2014, that's a savings of close to $1.6 million on housing alone.*
*based on average rates at hotels within a six-mile radius of children's hospitals in Atlanta.
Families who have been devastated with medical bills, drug costs and other expenses often cannot afford even a small contribution for an extended period—and Houses never turn away a family based upon financial hardship.
The Adopt-A-Family Program was created to help subsidize a family's stay, allowing us to serve as many needy families as possible each year.
You can "Adopt-A-Family" by contributing as little as $65 for one night. Your donation of $520 will support a family for the average length of stay. To make a donation, please call Administrative/Development Coordinator Laura Thomas at 678.704.8082.