The Island Friends Guild was started on Mercer Island, Washington in March 2015. 3 of our members came up with the idea of a guild for their Girl Scout Silver Award. They asked their friends to join them. We came to know that the Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine Unit(PBMU) at Seattle Children's Hospital's didn't get much support from guilds. We decided to create a guild that focuses on the PBMU. Now this guild of 8th grade girls is more than earning an award, but to help our community and raise awareness on mental health which is around us everyday. We hope that this guild's help will one day continue as we continue to grow. We are the first guild that is focused on the Psychiatry and Behavioral Unit at the hospital. This makes us want to work even harder and help this cause even more because this is a really important cause.
We were featured on the CEO's Instagram!
We have also been on Q13 News for Mental Health Awareness Month, the Mercer Island Living, and featured on the Seattle Children's Instagram!
CLAIRE HUMPHREY- PRESIDENT
TARA MANHAS - VICE PRESIDENT
KATRINA DUMLER/CATHERINE FOSBURGH - SECRETARY
EVAN HUMPHREY/LYDIA WAMPOLD- TREASURER
ADDI ARVISH/SIMRAN SINGH - MEMBERSHIP
KIRAN D'SOUZA - PUBLICITY/MARKETING
ELLIE BERTRAM - SPONSORSHIPS
MAKENNA ROJAS/TALIA PODRADCHIK - SOCIAL MEDIA