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North Oaks Guid 1 Presents "Home For the Holidays"
North Oaks Guid 1 Presents "Home For the Holidays"














Celebrating More than 50 Years of Service!

The women of North Oaks and surrounding communities and the  St. Paul Children’s Hospital share a history of commitment and tradition that goes back 50 years and is still going strong today.  The Children’s Hospital was founded in 1923 by Dr. Walter Ramsey.  The first hospital was a framed house on the corner of Smith and Walnut Streets.  In 1929, the hospital moved to a new location at 311 Pleasant Avenue.  The current building was constructed at 345 Smith Avenue in 1979.

Following the Depression, it became apparent that the hospital could not remain open without a sustaining organization that could raise the needed funds.  In 1933, the St. Paul Junior League and the Hospital Board of Trustees met and volunteered to serve as charter members of the first Board of Directors of the Children’s Hospital Association.  The first accomplishment of the Association was to establish the Free Bed Fund.

In 1949, the first Children’s Hospital Ball was held and it continues to be a big St. Paul event today.  The concept of developing neighborhood groups to supplement the Children’s Hospital Association was developed in 1962.  That is when the first Guild was established in North Oaks by a group of women devoted to quality healthcare for all children, regardless of their ability to pay.  After several years, the number of women active in the guild had increased to such a large number that it became difficult to meet in the member’s homes.  It was decided that in order to maintain the integrity of the guild, a second guild would be formed.

Today, North Oaks Guild I, continues the long-standing tradition of hosting the Holiday Home Tour and Boutique each November.  Each year, two or three lovely homes in North Oaks are decorated for the holidays by florists and designers.  Guests are bussed to the homes from the North Oaks Golf Club where they also enjoy a boutique displaying many unique items from local artisans. 

The tour raises over $30,000 each year, and since its inception in 1962, North Oaks Guild 1 has contributed more than $900,000.00 to Children’s Hospital Association. Membership is open to anyone committed to quality healthcare for children and we welcome anyone interested in attending our meetings. 

If you would like more information about membership in the North Oaks Guild I, contact us an email at northoaksholidayhometour@gmail.com.




Sponsored by North Oaks Children’s Hospital Association Guild 1  




North Oaks Children's Hospital Guild 1