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Our Mission


A Common Bond Guild is a non-profit guild affiliated with Seattle Children’s Hospital in Seattle, Washington. Our mission is to provide comfort, support, and hope to families with critically ill babies in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). These babies have been diagnosed with life-threatening or terminal illnesses, and face extended, unexpected hospital stays. Some never go home.

Founded by parents who have shared the NICU experience, A Common Bond Guild now reaches out to families by providing comforting care bags. Our tote bags contain soft blankets and slippers for parents, luxury toiletries, peaceful lullaby CD’s, USB Flashdrives/Memory Sticks, pre-paid calling cards, blank journals, postage stamps and stationary, travel Kleenex, IV and respirator-friendly baby outfits, gift certificates to restaurants near the hospital, and much more. Explore our website to learn more about who we are, what we do, and how you can help!


"Your gift bags are the little bit of sunshine that shows those in need that there are people who care about them, and want them to know they are not alone." 

-Sandi D.


"We received one of your wonderful bags while our son was in the IICU. It was such a surprise, and we knew that each item had been chosen with thoughtfulness and care." 

-Yvonne B.


"Distributing the care packages is one of the highlights of my job. I can't tell you how gratifying it is to see a parent smile in the middle of a crisis. It's a comfort knowing that someone is thinking about you." 

A Common Bond Guild founders (from left to right) Ruby Daly, Melissa Norris and Tracy Moran

-Social Worker Tricia L..


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