Join Friends of Gillette

Friends of Gillette is a volunteer organization dedicated to supporting Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare. Through membership, individual contributions, volunteering and fundraising events, we support world-renowned care for children who have some of the most complex needs in pediatric medicine.

Becoming a member of Friends of Gillette is a wonderful and fulfilling way to make a difference in the life of a child. Please consider joining us today!

What Friends Do

As a member, you might volunteer at the hospital, plan fundraising events and make individual contributions that support patient care.

For example, members:

  • Help to plan in-hospital partiesfeaturing activities such as making cookies, drawing scarecrows or making Valentinesfor patients and families six times each year.
  • Assist with the annual benefita family-friendly gala that raises awareness about Gillette and money for vital services
  • Host private fundraising parties and events

You can also help by raising awareness about the hospital, encouraging new memberships and assisting with essential tasks, such as mailings, ticket sales, thank you notes and much more.

How Friends Make a Difference

Since forming in 1985, Friends of Gillette has given more than $4.5 million to Gillette through fundraising activities and individual contributions. As a member, your contributions directly affect patient care and services. Over the years, we've supported Gillette's:

The Friends of Gillette Annual Benefit

The Friends of Gillette Annual Benefit is a family-friendly holiday gala that raises awareness of Gillette and money for its vital services. Each year’s event includes a night at the theater.

For 2016, Friends of Gillette will host it's 32nd Annual Benefit at the December 11th performance of Irving Berlin's "White Christmas, The Musical" at the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts in St. Paul, Minnesota. Proceeds from this year’s event will help Gillette maintain an EOS X-ray Imaging System. This low-dose, 3-D X-ray imaging system provides detailed images of the child standing up, which is especially helpful for planning treatments for kids who have spine, hip and leg disorders. 

Since forming in 1985, the Friends of Gillette volunteer organization has raised more than $4.5 million to improve the lives of kids and adults like Cole who have disabilities or complex medical condition. 

Become a Friend Today!

Friends of Gillette is looking for people who are interested in making a difference in the lives of children.

Although we’re an organization about giving, it’s amazing how much members get in return for their efforts. You’ll quickly discover a deep sense of connection with the children Gillette serves. In addition, you’ll experience the support of a strong network of enthusiastic and compassionate people.

You can become a member for only $50 per year. Household memberships ($85 for two people) are also available. Additional donations can be made and are tax deductible.

Simply fill out our membership form.

Join Now!

Friends of Gillette 2016 Officers

Friends of Gillette 2016 Officers


For more information, call Debbie Rowland at 651-335-5839.

Meet Cole

When you join Friends of Gillette, you help support kids like Cole.

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