OCT 15 - Thank you everyone who donated in September to help us reach our fiscal donation goal! We are so happy to report that that in the 2016-2017 fiscal year, the Island Friends Jr. Guild donated $5000 to the PBMU at Seattle Children's! We have many events planned so please stay tuned!
SEPT 18 - We have 7 days to raise $350 for the PBMU to reach our $5,000 goal for the year (ends Oct 1). We need your help! Please donate by contacting us via guild members or DM and buy a notepad or wristband. Check donations are always accepted! We need all the support we can get! We may be at a location on MI this weekend selling merchandise but we will let you know!
The Island Friends Guild was started on Mercer Island, Washington in March 2015. We came to know that the Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine Unit(PBMU) at Seattle Children's Hospital's did not get any support from guilds. We decided to create a guild whose sole purpose is for the PBMU. Now this guild is more than earning an award, but to help our community and raise awareness on mental health which is around us every day. We hope that this guild's help will one day continue as we continue to grow. We are the first guild that is focused on the Psychiatry and Behavioral Unit at the hospital. This makes us want to work even harder and help this cause even more because this is an incredibly underrated cause worth much more attention than they receive.
We were featured on the CEO's Instagram!
This year we were in the guild news not once, but twice!
We have also been on Q13 News for Mental Health Awareness Month, the Mercer Island Living, and featured on the Seattle Children's Instagram!
CLAIRE HUMPHREY- PRESIDENT
TARA MANHAS - VICE PRESIDENT
CATHERINE FOSBURGH - SECRETARY
EVAN HUMPHREY/LYDIA WAMPOLD- TREASURER
KIRAN D'SOUZA - PUBLICITY/MARKETING
ELLIE BERTRAM - SPONSORSHIPS
MAKENNA ROJAS/TALIA PODRADCHIK - SOCIAL MEDIA
WELCOME NEW MEMBER - AMANDA WION, JAYA MANHAS, MAGGIE ROJAS, MOLLY ROJAS