NORTH OAKS GUILD 1 SHARES A RICH HISTORY WITH CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL AND CLINICS Of MINNESOTA
Celebrating More than 50 Years of Service!
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.
Sponsored by North Oaks Children’s Hospital Association Guild 1