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Providence General Children’s Association celebrates 65 years of service

Published June 8, 2015

We celebrate with The Providence General Children’s Association this year as they conclude their 65th year of service to our community. PGCA exists to promote and contribute to the healthcare needs of children in the Northwest Region of Washington and they show proof of that in all that they do.

In 2014, PGCA was able to give over $237,000 to local needs including Camp Prov, Dawson Place, local scholarships to teens as well as services in Providence including the NICU, Children’s Center and Everett Healthcare Clinic. Since the merger of Providence and General Hospital Medical Center in 1994, PGCA has contributed over $3.5 million dollars back to our community!

The PGCA would not be where it is today without the tremendous support by the PGCA board and the over 300 women from 18 Guilds who dedicate their time to this worthy cause. These volunteers plan and host events all year long that go towards fundraising for children in our community. The largest source of fundraising is through the Colby (Twig Shop) and Pacific Gift Shops.

PGCA President, Nancy Tilshner, along with the Gift Shop Managers, invite all Providence caregivers (employees) to provide feedback about the gift shops by completing this survey.

 In the words of Preston Simmons, CEO of Providence Regional Medical Center, “PGCA advocates for children, catalysts for community support, and ambassadors for Providence, such an integral part of our ministry.” Thank you to all members of the PGCA—the support you provide to our community is unmeasurable.

We encourage you to read PGCA’s Annual Report which provides more details on the amazing accomplishments of 2014.