On Saturday, November 15th, HR Director Carrie Whisler and Administrative Assistant Ashley Griffin volunteered at the Gobble Give fundraiser event for the Raphael House of San Francisco. The women were representing RINA's own Women's Initiative Network by donating their time that Saturday to assist in operating children's game booths during the event. The Gobble and Give event is an annual family-focused fundraising event featuring carnival inspired hors d'oeuvres and special treats, a hosted bar, and a variety of engaging and inspiring activities for children and their parents.
The event was a huge success, exceeding its fundraising goal of $40,000. All of the proceeds for this event directly support Raphael House's work with families in crisis. To date, Raphael House has served over 19,000 at-risk children and their parents since first opening its doors in 1971. Raphael House is a 100% privately funded and community-supported organization. Carrie and Ashley were delighted to be a part of this event and contribute to the wonderful work done by the San Francisco Raphael House. If you are interested in learning more about the San Francisco Raphael House and how to get involved, please visit their website at http://www.raphaelhouse.org/.