In 1962 the concept of establishing neighborhood groups to supplement CHA income was developed. In February 1963 the first guild was established in North Oaks and by September of 1964 there were ten viable CHA guilds.
There are presently 11 working guilds located throughout the Twin Cities. Current guild fundraisers are widely varied in type and are extremely successful. All guild members work toward the same goals as friends in an effort to raise funds and help provide a positive health care experience for all children.