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The Guilds of Valley Children's Healthcare

The Guilds have been raising funds for Valley Children's since 1949. We are the largest financial contributors having raised over $30M.  The Guilds are currently finishing the $4M endowments to: the Heart Center, Child Life and Spiritual Care departments.  The  Guilds of Valley Children's span the Central Valley with a membership of more than 1,200 members.

The Guilds carry on the history of the Five Founding Mothers and take pride in their longstanding mission of raising funds, advocating for children and promoting goodwill for Valley Children's. The Guilds are "the Heart and Soul of Valley Children's".

What is a Guild?

The Guilds are groups of volunteers that have a history of philanthropic support - in essence, a fundraising arm of Valley Children's Healthcare.

Nearly 70 years ago, our Founding Mothers created the Guilds to rally the community to build "a hospital for children only." Many Guild members have a personal story and chose the Guilds as a way to give back. Others have been moved by our mission and want to make a difference in the lives of children.

Additional Ways to Get Involved

Holiday Boutique
Holiday Boutique is located on the northwest corner of Bullard and West and staffed by Holiday Guild members. Holiday Boutique offers a unique shopping experience with all sale proceeds benefiting Valley Children's. Learn more >>

La Tienda Thrift Store
This unique thrift store is located in the heart of the Tower District and is staffed by La Tienda Guild members.  La Tienda welcomes gently used donations.  You may drop off donations at the store, the drop box in Fig Garden (near Whole Foods) and on the campus of Valley Children's Hospital.  All proceeds directly benefit Valley Children's. Learn more >>

The Guilds of Valley Children's Legacies of Healing Society
An enduring symbol of support for Valley Children's. Click here to learn more about how to contribute to Valley Children's Legacies of Healing Society.


You Shop.  Amazon Gives.
Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to The Guilds Coordinating Council whenever you shop on AmazonSmile. Learn more >>


Savemart S.H.A.R.E.S.
By choosing the "Guilds of Valley Children's Healthcare" as your non-profit choice, each time you shop at Savemart and enter your  phone number at the register, Savemart will donate a portion of your purchases to the Guilds of Valley Children's. Learn more >>

Landon's Story

Landon's Story

Complex Care Gives Landon New Reasons to Smile
Jennifer and Jason Rice felt shock and fear when they learned their son Landon would be born with a cleft lip – a defect many people think only occurs in developing nations. That fear quickly dissipated, however, when the couple met Dr. Mimi Chao, a pediatric plastic surgeon at Valley Children’s Hospital in Madera. “She knew exactly what she was talking about,” Jennifer recalled. “She put us at ease.”

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