Friday, October 28, 2011

Mary Bridge's Tree House

Duke and Karen took a tour of Mary Bridge's Tree House facility today. The York Crew supports Mary Bridge Children's Hosptial and Mary Bridge's Tree House Foundation by volunteering for the Festival Trees and participating in the MBA Tour of Remodeled Homes. Both events benefit the Mary Bridge charities. The Tree House is a safe place for whole families to stay while a family member is in treatment at Mary Bridge. Tree House can host up to 40 families. Some of the rooms can be connected to house a family with up to nine children. Each room has beds, linens and a private bathroom. The Tree House has a common kitchen with ample room for mulitple families to prepare meals at a time. The pantry is stocked weekly by Stadium Thriftway and monthly by Safeway of Gig Harbor. Stadium Thriftway also offers a taxi service for families so they can shop for themselves. Tree House has a outside courtyard, playroom and a day room. There is a laundry room with multiple free washers and dryers. Tree House provides the much needed service of a safe place to stay while families are away from home, dealing with the illness of a child. Tree House works because of donations from the community. For more information please call 253-403-8510.