Desert Guild

The Desert Guild of Big Hearts for Little Hearts Chapter was founded in 2002 by a group of active leaders in the Coachella Valley community. The heart of this chapter is firmly rooted in appreciation for the service LLU Children’s Hospital (LLUCH) provides to critically ill desert community children.

The Desert Guild is committed to supporting the children hospitalized at Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital by developing programs and projects that address the critical needs of these children and their families.

The Guild is committed to educating the public to view Children’s Hospital as THE BEST place for our valley’s children when they are sick or injured. The Guild believes that ‘our children deserve the best’!

(Left to Right) John, Jennifer, Cash and Carter Anderholt. Carter Anderholt received
life-saving medical treatement at Loma Linda University Children's Hospital.

Join our chapter

 The Desert Guild invites you to join us in providing health, wholeness and healing for the children of our Valley. If your big heart is willing to share our passion and vision please join our Desert Guild today. Lending your time, talents, financial support and skills will bless the Little Hearts who need your healing touch. Any and all contributions are appreciated.

If you wish to contribute, please contact us today to find out how you can volunteer or click the link below to join as a donor/member.

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Other funded projects/equipment since 2002

The following list is not comprehensive, but includes major items that the Desert Chapter of the BHLH Guild has provided for patients at the LLU Children's Hospital.

  • NICU Satellite Pharmacy
  • PICU Satellite Pharmacy in partnership with Ken & Kathleen Venturi
  • 5th Floor family waiting room
  • PICU Family consultation room
  • PICU Transport ventilators
  • PICU LifePak Monitors
  • PICU Med-Fusion Pumps
  • PICU Cribs
  • SIMS mannequins
  • Blood pressure monitors
  • Diversionary toys and games for patients, including iPads
  • Patient beds for cancer unit
  • Zero gravity chairs
  • Children's clothing for ER
  • Hundreds of handmade quilts for air transport patients
  • LLUH Gala projects
  • Pediatric Oncology
    • Hand-held vein finder
    • Hill ROM stretcher
    • Two Move Safe Cribs
    • Three cardiac monitors


Venturi Pharmacy Project for LLUCH Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

Photo of Dale Rotner, Patti Cotton Pettis, and Kathleen Venturi


Equipment purchased for the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit