Each year the Seattle Children's Guilds of the Tri-Cities area host fundraising events to support the uncompensated care program of the Children's Hospital and Regional Medical Center in Seattle. The uncompensated care program provides medical care to children whose families are unable to pay the costs of specialty care. See Children's Stories for local examples.
Since 1907, families from the Pacific Northwest have relied on Children's Hospital and Regional Medical Center to provide the best specialty pediatric care to every child who needs it, even if the family can't afford to pay. This dedicated approach to pediatric care is the cornerstone of Children's mission, which also encompasses research, teaching and child advocacy. Children's is the only regional pediatric referral center devoted to the medical, surgical and developmental needs of children ages birth to 21 in the four-state area of Washington, Alaska, Montana, and Idaho. How to Get Help for Your Child
What do Guilds do?
They perform just about any activity that raises money. The guilds organize fundraising projects such as sporting events, toy drives, craft sales, gala auctions, pub nights, luncheons, boat cruises, dances, gourmet dinners--the list is practically endless. Other guilds donate proceeds from selling gift items--everything from baby blankets to greeting cards.