Providence General Children's Association Community Grants for 2013-2014
Since 1950, Providence General Children’s Association (PGCA) has generously served hundreds of children in our community. This past year PGCA donated $236,600 to Providence services and other community organizations. The volunteer, nonprofit organization has a membership of more than 300 women participating in 14 active guilds and 4 emeritus guilds.
The funds raised are proceeds from the volunteer operated Gift Shops at the Colby and Pacific/Pavilion campuses, tips from the Baristas at the hospital coffee shops and cafeterias and other Guild fundraising events. All of the fundraising proceeds benefit the health care needs of children.
PGCA’s mission is “To promote and contribute to the health care needs of children in the Northwest Region of Washington”.
Breakdown of allocations of funds for 2012-2013
- Cymbaluk Medical Tower Campaign - $50,000
- Dawson Place Campaign - $50,000
- Providence Children's Center, Camp Prov (camp for children with special needs) - $40,000
- Providence Hospice and Home Care Carousel Program for terminal children and families - $25,000
- Providence Volunteer Services – Activity bags for children visiting hospital - $3,000
- Providence Family and Children’s Services – bereavement materials - $2,500
- Grants to community organizations including Assistance League of Everett, Camp Fire, Arlington Kids Kloset, Providence Health and Home Care - Camp Erin, Mari’s Place, Domestic Violence of Snohomish County, Child Strive, Cocoon House, Eagle Wings disAbility Ministries, Housing Hope, and Providence Children’s Center, Cortical Vision Impairment Group for a total of $48,600.
Providence General Children’s Association is proud to have supported the campaign for the new Cymbaluk Medical Tower with a total pledge of $750,000 over 10 years. Prior to that pledge, they supported the Providence Cancer Center with a pledge of $500,000. Recently, PGCA pledged $250,000 to Dawson House, a special service for victims of abuse, $250,000 to Providence Hospice Unit and $50,000 to the Providence Autism Center.
PCGA offers grants to 501c3 approved organizations. If you are interested in applying for a grant please contact Marylou Finley.
This year PGCA is celebrating its 63rd year serving the children. If you are interested in joining PGCA and/or volunteering your time at the gift shops, visit Become a Volunteer.