Nora’s Home is the only hospitality home in the Gulf coast region dedicated to the care and support of organ failure and transplant patients along with their families. Since opening in 2013, more than 650 patients coming from over 30 states have stayed at Nora’s Home. In fact, the need for lodging by Texas Medical Center transplant patients has continued to increase in the past few years, even outgrowing our current capacity to serve those families in need. We developed a wait-list shortly after opening three years ago and now are only able to serve one family for every five that we turn away. In response to this heartbreaking challenge, we launched a capital campaign to build an expansion of the home, doubling the size from 16 rooms to 32 rooms. We're proud to say that our goal was met last November, with groundbreaking to commence at the end of March 2017; a huge accomplishment with more great things to come!
Nora’s Home is much more than a “place to lay your head” as it provides an instant network of support for families fighting the same battle along their transplant journey. Offering affordable lodging in a safe and loving environment is only possible with the support of our Adopt-A-Family (AAF) program - AAF funds help subsidize guests’ nightly rates.
Each year, we host an annual gala in benefit of our AAF program. Our upcoming May 5th, 2017 gala will be "Giving Back to the Future", of which we will be raffling off a DeLorean, which was donated by a generous organ failure patient that believes wholeheartedly in our mission. Raffle tickets are going for $50 each and sales are going strong!
We anticipate over 600 friends of Nora's Home in attendance at our gala for an energetic night celebrating our mission, including testimonials from guests of Nora's Home, and entertainment provided by iLuminate. There will also be a live auction, along with a Big Board, with opportunities to bid on trips, experiences, packages and various items generously donated by our supporters.
Please visit www.NorasHome.org
to learn more about our mission to help those in need, and to Enter for a chance to win a 1981 DeLorean!