The Guild is the auxiliary volunteer group of the Children’s Diabetes Foundation at Denver, and the Barbara Davis Center for Childhood Diabetes. The Guild raises funds for research, promotes diabetes awareness and education, assists families in need, provides continuing education, scholarships and sponsors social activities for children and their families. The Guild with its more than 400 dedicated members and volunteers, continues with fundraising efforts in the tireless fight against diabetes. Since inception in 1979, The Guild has contributed more than $2 million to the Barbara Davis Center.
Programs sponsored by The Guild:
Staffing for the Barbara Davis Center: Guild volunteers provide special services on a daily basis to help the clinical staff. They assist the clinical team with the children, staff the playroom, and perform various clerical assignments. Literally, thousands of volunteer hours are devoted to the Barbara Davis Center, enabling more time for the medical staff to focus on healthcare for the children.
Charlotte Tucker Scholarship: ‘Through an application process each year, The Guild grants higher education scholarships to patients at the Barbara Davis Center. We have seen students go on to be doctors, nurses, lawyers, hairdressers and mechanics, to mention a few.
Education Committee: This committee conducts a widespread campaign for awareness of symptoms, treatment and life skills for diabetes. This dedicated group endeavors to find ways to continuously inform the public concerning the signs and symptoms of type 1 diabetes, in hopes of stimulating awareness and diagnosis.
Helping Hand Committee: This committee meets regularly to determine how to assist families in times of exceptional need, including purchasing diabetes supplies and covering travel expense for those coming from out-of-town. This program also provides additional assistance during the holiday season.
Halloween Party: Children at the Barbara Davis Center eagerly anticipate this fabulous “sugar-free” event each year. As hundreds arrive wearing their “best” costumes, they are treated to unlimited pizza, sugar-free soda, game booths, a pumpkin decorating contest and a costume parade.
Talented, resourceful, and knowledgeable, The Guild volunteers provide an invaluable resource in the fight to conquer diabetes. The members symbolize the spirit of pulling together, accomplishing great things individually and as a team.
The Guild Welcomes You and Thanks You For Your Support
Junior Membership (under 25): $25
Patron Membership: $75
Lifetime Membership: $750