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Successful, Fun Day at Raphael House of San Francisco for the 2016 Aramark Building Community Day


On Tuesday September 20th at Raphael House in San Francisco, the joint Aramark, LifeWorks and British American Business Council Task Force held its2016 “Aramark Building Community (ABC)” Day. Raphael House is a safe, 5-story shelter for families who have become homeless as a result of economic hardship. For 45 years, Raphael House has helped families gain financial independence and move into stable housing, with an 85% success rate, thereby breaking the cycle of homelessness and poverty for nearly 20,000 families and counting. Read more

ABC Day and BABC Task Force 2016

Join Aramark and the BABC Task Force on September 20th, 2016 for the Raphael House Volunteer Day, Shelter Upkeep and Health and Wellness Workshop. Read more

A super few months for Raphael House with the BABC & Aramark Building Community Task Force, 2016.

In addition to the very generous proceeds from the BABC 2015 Christmas Luncheon Live Auction, thank you to Stuart Bagshaw and family, we have added a further $15,000 in Grants and proceeds from events such as "A Jolly Good Day At the Races" hosted at Golden Gate Fields, Berkeley back in May. To date this year we have raised nearing $60,000 for this wonderful cause. In addition, we saw generous donations of family experience tickets to The Bay Area Discovery Museum, The Aquarium of The Bay, The Walt Disney Museum, de Young Museum, The Children's Creativity Museum, and Community Access Ticket Services will also be joining forces with Raphael House to give these families the opportunity to spend quality family time at some of the top family attractions in San Francisco - Thanks to Stephanie Elliot for making this happen and to the organizations who so generously donated. Read more

BABCSF Chairman, Colin Brown on BREXIT - EU / UK Institutions and history point to what comes next.

​Two weeks ago I wrote a post on Brexit - a snapshot of events leading up to the June 23rd referendum and a few (hopefully) objective comments on the situation facing the UK, as a reminder: 1. Brexit hasn't happened (yet), while the referendum cannot be ignored, there is time to shape what Brexit really means for the UK and EU; 2. Two years of post-exit negotiations are likely. Year 1 painful, and Year 2 more productive (see below for the reasons why); 3. Bravely working towards a brighter future was the only way for the UK to proceed, leaving behind a negative narrative of disappointment. After being interviewed by ABC7, the San Francisco Business Times, and subsequently by the Washington Times it was clear that there was real lack of awareness in the US about the EU, and the attempt by David Cameron to secure concessions from the EU in Q1 2016 before a referendum took place. David Cameron sough to address border control, and judicial independence while maintaining market access as a member state - this failed. Read more

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