The Westside Guild of CHA was formed in June, 2017. The members of the Guild have been together for over seven years as the Windows into Children’s Committee of The Children’s Association – Minneapolis. The Minneapolis Association dissolved at the end of 2016, but the committee decided it was committed to continuing the Windows into Children’s fundraiser to benefit Children’s Minnesota. Joining ranks with the Children’s Hospital Association seemed like a logical and positive step and thus the Westside Guild was born.
Joining a new organization is not the only change! The Westside Guild has changed the name of the event to Art with Heart which will take place on April 13, 2018. Art with Heart is a collaboration between the patients at Children’s and about 45 artists from the community and beyond. The patients are asked to make a drawing of something that makes them happy and then generous volunteer artists select one of those pictures as their inspiration to create a piece of art for the silent auction. The patient’s’ drawings are so diversified and creative as are the artists’ creations. Truly art with heart!
The Westside Guild is very excited about their affiliation with CHA and the organization’s newest guild looks forward to working together to support the patients and families served by Children’s.