We are a dedicated group of volunteers who are committed to serving the community of Gig Harbor and Mary Bridge Children's Hospital.
The Mary Bridge Brigade, formerly the Tacoma Orthopedic Association, is an organization of dozens of guilds in the greater Tacoma area. As volunteers in the parent organization (MBB) and our local group, Peninsula Guild #1, our sole purpose is to further the interest of and aid in the support of Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital & Health Center.
Our main project is a year round Thrift Shop which receives donations of gently used items. Our dedicated volunteers donate much of their time and effort to sorting and selling these second-hand treasures to our loyal customers living in Gig Harbor and the surrounding communities. "We’re the ultimate recyclers,” said Melanie Marcy, past President. 100% of our proceeds are donated to Mary Bridge Children's Hospital through Mary Bridge Brigade. Since the inception of the Peninsula Guild #1, we've raised over $2 million dollars for Mary Bridge Brigade.
Our shop is located next to the Union 76 on Kimball Drive.