Since 1966, the Glenwood Guild has supported Side by Side’s programs and services with annual fundraising events, but in order to impact Side by Side’s youth more directly, they also provide monthly treats for holiday-based theme events at the Hunt School, such as Halloween, Thanksgiving and Valentine’s Day.
“Part of the work we do is building a sense of community,” says Hunt School Director Jolene Yee. “The sparkle provided by the Glenwood Guild helps to build that sense of community. Guild volunteers care so much and really think about providing something that is exciting not only for the younger kids but also for our teenagers. My hope is that when students move on, these celebrations become part of what they remember when they look back on the time they spent with us at The Hunt School.”
“Everyone in the Guild is a mother AND grandmother -- we care about give and love giving our time and efforts,” says Guild president Gill Keirl, who (along with many others in the Glenwood Guild) has volunteered for over 40 years. “We may not see the faces of the youth we are serving, but these treats are a gift from the heart.” “We want to properly say thank you to the Guild,” says Yee. "The generosity of spirit is enormous.”