I am so excited to be serving as the 2013-2014 President of the St. Petersburg Branch. This Branch is the original Branch of the Guild, which was started in the late 1940's.
This is going to be a wonderful year for the St. Petersburg Branch. Plans are well underway for our Annual Luncheon and Fashion Show to be held in 2014. Funds raised from the event will be going to the Pediatric Pallative Care Program to help the many children and families in the program, and our Legacy Fund, which is helping the Cystic Fibrosis program.
The St. Petersburg Branch continues on with the legacy of running the Gift Shop. The original Gift Shop was called the Mother Hubbard's Cupboard and continues to evolve into what is now The All Children's Hospital Gift Shop. A lot has changed since the first Gift Shop opened, from providing washing machines to get clothes washed, to now purchasing gifts and seasonal items for special occasions for all ages. It is also a great place to volunteer. If you are interested in volunteering, please check out the Volunteer Resources website at www.givetoallkids.org.
Please join us as we continue the legacy of the St. Petersburg Branch by attending one of our meetings. Our meetings are held on the second Thursday of the month at the All Children's Hospital Education Conference Center, 701 Fourth Street N. Social time starts at 10 am; meeting at 10:30 am. You can even join us afterwards for lunch at the Hospital's cafeteria. We look forward to meeting you. Please contact me with any questions.
Mary Wyatt Allen
ACH Guild St. Petersburg Branch President