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With Gratitude for a Memorable Summer

Director’s Note

Aileen Kelly sits on a motocycle at the Imagine Guild Auction in July at Destination Harley-Davidson in Tacoma

Aileen Kelly gets into the spirit at the Imagine Guild Auction in July at Destination Harley-Davidson in Tacoma.

My heart is filled with gratitude as we close out an amazing summer filled with memorable online and in-person fundraising efforts — all brought to fruition by our wonderful guild members! I am continually in awe of your creativity, many talents and commitment to our patient families. And I am moved by the stories of those who are lifted up by your generosity. I am so proud to be part of such an incredible Guild Association community.

I am so proud to be part of an amazing Guild Association community dedicated to our shared mission of helping every child live the healthiest and most fulfilling life possible.

As fall begins, we are nearing the end of our fiscal year — crossing the finish line for many of our annual Guild Association goals. Thank you for your resilience and dedication — you make it happen!

Here’s to another great year together,

Aileen Kelly, executive director, Seattle Children’s Guild Association

Friends of Costco Guild Hits Hole in One

Whitney Stohr, mother of Seattle Children’s Patient Ambassador Malachi, speaks at at a podium and shares her family’s incredible Seattle Children’s journey.

Whitney Stohr, mother of Seattle Children’s Patient Ambassador Malachi, shared her family’s incredible Seattle Children’s journey.

An audience of golfers at The Golf Club at Newcastle looked on as a putting contest finalist took his best shot.

An audience of golfers at The Golf Club at Newcastle looked on as a putting contest finalist took his best shot.

Friends of Costco Guild members gathered before the event kickoff at T-Mobile Park.

Friends of Costco Guild members gathered before the event kickoff at T-Mobile Park.

Singer-songwriter John Legend performs on stage to an audience of 1,600 guild supporters.

Singer-songwriter John Legend wowed an audience of 1,600 guild supporters, playing his hits including the ballad, All of Me.

Friends of Costco Guild founder Jan Sinegal (left) and event director Rosanna Bellotti are so grateful to all who contributed to the event’s resounding success.

Friends of Costco Guild founder Jan Sinegal (left) and event director Rosanna Bellotti are so grateful to all who contributed to the event’s resounding success.

In August, Friends of Costco Guild members held their 22nd Annual Children’s Golf Classic and raised a record $11.5 million for uncompensated care! The event kicked off Aug. 22 with an outdoor wine reception and dinner party at T-Mobile Park in Seattle. The inspiring dinner program ended with a memorable concert by music legend John Legend! The next day, 1,200 golfers played 18 holes for Seattle Children’s at nine courses around Puget Sound.

Guild members greatly appreciate their Classic Circle of Care sponsors: Costco Wholesale, Allied Marketing, Cargill, Citi, Conagra Brands, Ecos, General Mills, Henkel Corporation, Jasco Products Company, JBS USA, Mastronardi Produce Limited, Niagara Bottling, Nice-Pak, Pilgrims, Reynolds Consumer Products, Samsung, Scotts MiracleGro Company, Tarantino Wholesale Foods, Taylor Farms, Trinity Fruit Company, United Legwear & Apparel Co., and Sinegal Family Foundation.

Guilds Say Yes

  • Des Moines Auxiliary Guild members standing together on a staircaseIt was a treat for Des Moines Auxiliary members to reassemble May 20 for their annual event after months of confinement due to COVID-19. Additional treats were shared at this potluck and plant sale: Members purchased flower arrangements, potted plants and garden-themed items to raise $2,400 for Seattle Children’s uncompensated care!

  • Jean Thompson Guild supporters at a fundraising eventThe Jean Thompson Guild held its Spring for Kids live raffle at Skagit Acres Garden Center in Mt. Vernon on June 5. Raffle winners enjoyed offerings including Seattle Mariners tickets, a crab feed, and a Leavenworth trip package, raising more than $22,000 for Seattle Children’s uncompensated care!

  • Aladline Coffman Guild members and supporters posing for the camera after their fundraising event.The Adaline Coffman Guild held a Bike-n-Brew on June 26 in Centralia. A group of 39 supporters peddled to local pubs to raise more than $2,800 for Seattle Children’s uncompensated care! In addition, guild members collected $300 in gift cards for patient families in need.

  • Housing Solutions for Hope Guild members posing with their event's fundraising total.On Aug. 2, the Housing Solutions for Hope Guild hosted its inaugural golf tournament, Home is Where the Heart Heals. A group of 115 golfers turned out for an awesome day at the Sand Point Country Club. The event featured fun contests at holes along the course and a raffle for a trip to Mexico. The guild raised more than $126,000 to support housing needs for patient families!

  • The Grayland Guild in Westport hosted a rummage sale during its community’s Pirate DAZE weekend event, increasing sales due to the extra visitors in town. The guild raised more than $1,400 for Seattle Children’s’ uncompensated care!

  • Imagine Guild members and supporters posing for a photo duing the guild's fundraising event in July.Imagine Guild members were excited to host their first hybrid auction in July, where supporters could participate in person or online. The weekend-long motorcycle-themed event featured the Tom Finken Memorial Posse Ride on July 23, followed by a live auction the next day at Destination Harley-Davidson in Tacoma. Attendees were delighted to greet one another in person after nearly two years of separation due to the pandemic. The guild raised more than $135,000 for Seattle Children’s uncompensated care and cardiology research!

  • Tri-Cities Junior Guild after their Miles 4 Smiles Fun RunThe Tri-Cities Junior Guild hosted its Miles 4 Smiles Fun Run on Aug. 7. Nearly 200 participants ran the 5K and raised more than $4,000 for uncompensated care! This guild, comprised of middle- and high-school students from the Tri-Cities area, celebrates its 10th anniversary this year.

  • Cars parked side-by-side in an Anacortes church parking lot for a Boot Garage Sale.On July 17, Dr. Samuel G. Brooks Guild members filled their car trunks with treasures and parked side-by-side in an Anacortes church parking lot for a Boot Garage Sale (using the British term for a car trunk.) The sale raised $2,700 to benefit Seattle Children’s research! Members donated unsold items to a local charity.

  • A group of students who attend classes at the center posing with a one-of-a-kind art piece they created that sold for $600.On June 24, the Friends of Alyssa Burnett Center Guild raised more than $198,000 for the installation of a new elevator, making the center more accessible for all students. Members broadcast the Inspired to Reach Higher virtual auction live from Seattle Children’s Alyssa Burnett Adult Life Center in Bothell, with the help of emcee and auctioneer extraordinaire Troy McVicker. During the hour-long event, a group of students who attend classes at the center (pictured here) created a one-of-a-kind art piece that sold for $600.

  • Sequim Guild members at an outdoor booth selling baked goods, jams and jellies.Sequim Guild members braved record-breaking heat to hold two successful events in June: a progressive garage sale where shoppers who visited two garage sales were included in a raffle for a porch glider, and a booth at the local Pumpkin Patch Flea Market where members sold homemade pies, bread, jams and jellies. The guild raised a combined total of more than $11,000 for Seattle Children’s uncompensated care!

  • Vicki Nelson (left) and Muggins Ringstad were two of 26 Kent Guild members and friends who volunteered to tag products.

    Vicki Nelson (left) and Muggins Ringstad were two of 26 Kent Guild members and friends who volunteered to tag products.

    Thank you to the many guild members who supported the 2021 Purchase a Miracle Campaign by tagging products at nearly 300 store locations. The campaign raised more than $60,000 for pediatric cancer clinical trials and was a successful statewide advocacy effort to raise awareness about childhood cancer. A special shoutout to the Kent Guild, whose members tagged products at 21 stores!

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