The Spiritual Care Guild is an incredible organization that provides non-denominational chaplains for children and families at Childrens Hospital Los Angeles. The volunteers raise funds to pay these chaplains salaries so that when illness strikes a compassionate person can be there to help, comfort and listen. Volunteers not only provide cookies and tea for the doctors and nurses, they also provide chaplains with home made baptismal kits, cards from other children, emergency toiletry kits for parents who end up in the hospital with their child unexpectedly and a variety of other items.
In 9 years the SCG has gone from 1 chaplain for 300,000 children to a full department of staff chaplains and chaplain interns 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. "One spirit, one soul, one child at a time." This organization is small but mighty and has changed the face of Childrens Hospital Los Angeles.