Christamore House Guild
The Christamore House Guild is a not-for-profit organization providing hundreds of volunteer hours annually to the Christamore House. The Guild sponsors two annual fundraisers: The Christamore House Guild Gala of which proceeds benefit the Christamore House and its many programs, and The Christamore House Guild Book & Author Benefit with proceeds benefiting the Francis Carter Coburn Scholarship Fund as well as other educational programs at the Christamore House.
The Christamore House Guild is an organization of women committed to voluntarism and charitable fundraising in support of the Christamore House. The Christamore House provides the very best early childhood education, after school programming, senior citizen services, preventative services and employment assistance to the residents of Haughville and the Near-Westside of Indianapolis. Our mission is to help others help themselves.
The Christamore House Guild was founded in 1908 by Martha Stewart Carey and is dedicated to providing volunteer services and financial support to the activities and programs of the historic Christamore House located at 502 N. Tremont. Through the years the Guild has grown from a small group of women working with immigrants settling in the Haughville area, to a thriving service organization of more than three hundred active and associate members. The financial contributions made by the Christamore House Guild are the largest source of private support available to the Christamore House.
Christamore House was founded in 1905 by two Butler University students. Its mission is to provide the very best child and youth educational services, senior programming and life skills training to the residents of Haughville and the Near-Westside neighborhoods. The Christamore House, through education, partnerships and accountability empowers the people of Haughville and the Near-Westside to be self-sufficient and contributing members to a safe and healthy community. Its many programs focus on the personal and family development of area residents, and include an early childhood education center, afterschool L.E.A.P., PREP and STEM programs, a family strengthening department which includes adult education, counseling, emergency clothing, food and infant supplies, and utility assistance, a senior citizen program, and Indy PAL Boxing. Christamore House is a United Way agency. The Christamore House was built and moved to its location at 502 North Tremont Street in 1924, and is listed on the National Historic Register. For more information about Christamore house visit www.christamorehouse.org.
Christamore House Guild Officers
President – Angela Ostrowski
President Elect – Jennifer Mitchell
Past President – Laura Geske
Secretary – Misty Brown
Treasurer – Lara Young
New Member Chair – Sherry Fagin, Sheri Gladden