LCF Orthopaedic Guild Volunteers Recognized

Photo courtesy Orthopaedic Institute for Children
Caryl Pettit, Sharon Herzog, Charitable Children’s Guild President Justine Lewis, Kym Smitham, Barbara Self and Alicia Thompson enjoy a recent luncheon to honor volunteers.

Orthopaedic Institute for Children recognized members of the La Cañada Flintridge Orthopaedic Guild for their many hours of volunteer services at a recent luncheon.
LCFOG members helped out sorting and selling items at the “It’s a Bargain Thrift Shop,” lending a hand at the summer sports day and Christmas parties on the downtown campus, donating toys for the annual trip to Calexico and baking cookies for the OIC staff.
LCFOG is one of five guilds parented by Charitable Children’s Guild, each of which raises funds that allow OIC to provide needed orthopedic care to children everywhere. No child is ever turned away for financial reasons and it has been that way for 107 years when Dr. Charles LeRoy Lowman operated his clinic for crippled children at the USC’s Graves Memorial Clinic.
Since June 2009, Crippled Children’s Guild has been doing business as Charitable Children’s Guild, supporting OIC, formerly known as Orthopaedic Hospital.
Caryl Pettit was recognized for 3,500 cumulative volunteer hours and Carolyn Geer for 100 hours this past year.
LCFOG is open to women in the community who are interested in making a difference in the life of a child. Contact Jeanne Long (818) 640-9106, membership chair, for an invitation to the next meeting.

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