Mission of the Month
A “HOME AWAY FROM HOME” FOR TRANSPLANT FAMILIES A PLACE OF COMFORT AND HOPE
LIFE Family House was created to provide a unique service for area transplant families. Our very own dear members Hank and Linda Finelli have experienced the comfort, support, ease of accessibility and friendship at this Family House. While Hank’s surgery and care was at Temple University Hospital, he and Linda learned of this place from church friends.
Gift of Life Family House serves as a “home away from home” for transplant patients and their families by providing temporary, affordable lodging, and supportive services to those who travel to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania for transplant-related care. Gift of Life Family House is a 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable organization.
Gift of Life Donor Program is a partner of, and located nearby the Gift of Life Family House. For more than 44 years, Gift of Life Donor Program
—a federally designated nonprofit organ procurement organization—has served as the link in Eastern Pennsylvania, Southern New Jersey, and Delaware, connecting patients awaiting organ and tissue transplants and those who donate these precious gifts of life.
Recognizing the critical need for affordable accommodations and supportive services for transplant families, Gift of Life Donor Program and the Transplant Foundation collaborated to open a unique lodging facility for transplant candidates, recipients, family members, and living donors. That facility, Gift of Life Family House, officially opened its doors to transplant families in July 2011 in the Old City neighborhood of Philadelphia.
If this is a mission that of interest or importance to you, please consider a donation through our church for the Mission of the Month. If you know of a mission that FRCLP could sponsor for a month, please contact one of the Deacons or send a message through the Church Office.