The Guild is an auxiliary volunteer organization. Founded in 1996 by Irene Zarlengo to celebrate the 100th
anniversary of the Volunteers of America, this was the first Guild ever
established to help raise funds for community programs operated by
Volunteers of America.
The groups specific
focus is on projects which improve the lives of women and their
children living at Brandon Safe Haven. These are emergency shelters for
those who have experienced domestic violence or homelessness. Since the
time of its inception, the Guild has raised over $2.5 million for this
purpose. Members organize special events, meals, clothing, health care
and room renovations for the residents of the Volunteers of America
Brandon Safe Haven.
As the Guild approaches its 20th
anniversary in 2015 it will seek new members, new and innovative
fundraising endeavors and celebrate the efforts of its pioneering
leaders. The group will look for new ways to help the community and
engage others in their important work.
website, you can find a description of the projects the Guild undertakes
to support the shelters. Please join us in making a difference for the
women and children of the Brandon Safe Haven!
CLICK HERE TO RENEW YOUR GUILD MEMBERSHIP OR SIGN UP TO BE A MEMBER