Little Things Add Up
Your support of the Family House saves families more money than you think. Although the typical hotel room and three meals a day are the biggest expenses, the smaller incidental costs add up quickly. Take a look at how much you’re saving families each night.
Average Expense for One Person’s 5-night Stay in a Winston Salem Hotel:
Hotel room for 5 nights: $546
Ouch! Because of donors like you, the Family House can offer rooms at $40/night, without tax. And, that’s without the uncertainty of daily price changes. You save a family over $300 over 5 days.
Three meals a day over five days: $150
Assuming that a hotel provides a continental breakfast, one person could spend $150 on meals over 5 days. Thanks to the hospitality of meal volunteers, families can help themselves to breakfast and a hot dinner in the evening. They can make their own lunch in the kitchen if they wish.
Two cups of coffee a day over five days: $21
We don’t want anyone running around without caffeine, so your donations of coffee are always appreciated!
Parking garage pass + gas to and from the hospital: $12 + $18
The hospital kindly offers shuttle service to and from the hospital from 8-5pm Sunday-Saturday so families can avoid this expense and headache.
Forgotten toiletries: $5
Your donations of extra toiletries mean that families can pick them up at the Welcome Desk if they forget any item.
Snacks are always on our Wish List so families can grab a snack and go!
Incidentals – Magazine and book for the waiting room: $12
Hours in the waiting room are no fun. The Family House library is stocked with books and magazines that families can borrow during their stay.
Total 5-day hotel expense: $784
In comparison, one person can stay at the Family House for a $40/night flat fee ($200 for five days). No tax. No unexpected price changes day to day.
Volunteers and donors serve families an average of five meals a week (free),
stock the kitchen with coffee and snack items (free),
fill the library with books and magazines (free),
drop off toiletries (free).
The hospital shuttle takes care of gas and parking (free).
Total possible savings: $584
The companionship, hospitality, and support is priceless.
You keep the Family House doors open. A comfortable, affordable place to stay. Thank you for helping to make this possible!