INDIAN RIVER COUNTY GUILD
1997 – First Indian River Guild meeting held in Vero Beach.
Many of these amazing members are still active today.
“My congratulations to the Staff and Guild Members who have made the last thirty five years such a success! When I became a member of the Hibiscus Guild, I was reminded that there are so many children that have never had a safe home, have hardly attended school, have never received a birthday gift and that is just the beginning of their needs! As I learned about the opportunities the Hibiscus program provides for these children and it’s ability to unlock their potential, the more involved and enthusiastic I became. The contributions that the Staff and Guild Members make to our community are truly remarkable! We work shoulder-to-shoulder helping to raise funds for these kids with lots of laughter and fun along the way. It is my pleasure work with the volunteers and Staff and to call them my friends! Happy 35th Anniversary Hibiscus!”
– Mackie Duch, Guild President
“The Hibiscus Children’s Center fulfills one of societies’ greatest responsibilities… providing for the safety and well being of children. As a Guild member, I value the opportunity to help in fostering a positive impact on the lives of our children. And I am proud to be part of an organization that always put the needs of children first!”
– Diane Wilhelm, Guild Member
“I think the best way to sum up the honor and pleasure of serving on the Guild of HCC Indian River County is: As a neurodevelopmental pediatrician and mother, there is no greater, avoidable tragedy than a child suffering from neglect, physical, sexual and/or emotional abuse. HCC not only serves as a safe refuge for these children, but provides a new home and family where care and support are thoughtfully and lovingly given. This makes all the difference in the world for any child deserving a better and prosperous future.”
– Dr. Abby Ley, Guild Member