Pleasure Guild, an organization of women committed to raising funds for Nationwide Children’s Hospital, traces its roots to the hospital’s beginnings. Pleasure Guild has raised over $4 million to aid in the mission at Nationwide Children’s. In recent years, our contribution has gone to support the Hospice and Palliative Care Program. We are committed and honored to support this effort, and these families, during a time of great need.
Pleasure Guild members make a minimum three and a half year commitment and participate in a variety of fundraising and service projects. Each woman is asked to join one of several committees that focus on a special projects. Her various talents may be used to design sets or costumes, while others for the operation and marketing of events. Members attend regularly scheduled monthly meetings.
Are you a past Pleasure Guild member and want to continue making a difference for the children and families of Nationwide Children’s Hospital? Pleasure Guild Sustainers will enjoy many events throughout the year. Print out a Sustainer Membership Form now!
2012 Volunteer of the Year
The annual Auxilian Volunteer of the Year Award was established to honor a woman for her dedication and service to Nationwide Children’s Hospital as exhibited by her service through a Nationwide Children’s Hospital Women’s Auxiliary. This award recognizes a woman’s active leadership to Nationwide Children’s Hospital. Nominate someone now!
Annual Children’s Play
Pleasure Guild’s primary fundraiser is a professionally-directed play for all ages held annually at the Palace Theatre. Our members handle all aspects of the production from auditions and ticket sales, to costume and set design. The women of Pleasure Guild of Nationwide Children’s Hospital are thrilled to announce Willy Wonka as its 58th production, February 27, 28 and March 1, 2015 at the Palace Theatre.
Make plans now for this family-friendly production where the only Golden ticket you’ll need is a ticket to a world of “Pure Imagination” in this sensational classic. Tickets on sale December 1st!
Chiller Ice Rink Event
On Sunday, November 2, 2014 between 1:30 and 5:00 p.m., bring your friends and family for an afternoon of fun at the Chiller Dublin! Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased online by clicking here.
A highlight of Pleasure Guild membership is our focus on volunteer service at Nationwide Children’s Hospital.
Our members log over 2,000 volunteer hours each year by circulating a library cart to patients and their families. We are the only women’s auxiliary at Nationwide Children’s Hospital to have direct contact with the families we serve. The value of brightening a child’s day by reading their favorite book, or supporting a weary mother by offering her a magazine, simply cannot be measured.
The SAFE Program
Each year, Pleasure Guild members reach over 500 Columbus school children, teaching the Safety Awareness for Everyone (S.A.F.E.) Program. S.A.F.E. teaches local children about basic safety and injury prevention and promotes familiarization with the hospital. Through our partnership with the Columbus Blue Jackets, these children also receive free bicycle helmets at a special fitting session attended by Stinger himself!
the Memorial Tournament
The Women’s Division of the Memorial Tournament is the premier organization responsible for coordinating the thousands of volunteers who are essential to the success of this PGA golf tournament. Pleasure Guild joins other Nationwide Children’s Hospital Auxiliaries in being an integral part of the volunteer force. Since the tournament's inception in 1976, the Memorial Tournament volunteers have raised over $8 million for Nationwide Children's Hospital.
Pleasure Guild and Nationwide Children’s Hospital thanks you for your support!
For more information, please contact Cindy Laux at (614) 355-5413.