The Haven Guild is organized and operated as a non-profit organization for the purpose of supporting The Haven for Children, Inc. Membership is open to any one who wishes to support the purpose of the Haven Guild.
The Haven Guild was founded in 1990. Most of the nearly one hundred founding members continue to volunteer and support The Haven. Membership has increased over the years to almost 400 members.
A board of directors, which consist of the officers, and the chairpersons of the standing committees run the Guild. The officers are President, Vice President-Internal, Vice President-Community, Recording Secretary, Corresponding Secretary, Finance Officer, and Assistant Finance Officer. The standing committees include Membership, Chef du Jour, Birthday Cakes, Luncheons, Social, Grants, Newsletter/Yearbook, Ways and Means, Education/Advocacy, Haven Donations, Bylaws, Historian and Thrift Shop.
The Guild has two luncheon meeting for its members each year, one in February and one in September. These luncheons are a great time to visit with old friends and meet new ones while getting an update on The Haven and Guild activities. Each meeting includes a special program and promises to be lots of fun. We also have an annual Haven Birthday Party held in April of each year.
The Guild has two major fundraising efforts each year—the Havenly Affair and the Haven Lamb Shoppe. The Havenly Affair is held each October at a different venue. Patrons who buy tickets or become sponsors enjoy an elegant evening of fine food, drinks and entertainment with all proceeds going to The Haven. The Guild operates a thrift shop called The Lamb Shoppe located at 1765 South Patrick Drive, Indian Harbour Beach, Florida. The all-volunteer operated shop is open six days a week from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Saturday.
Membership dues are $25 per year. You may pick up a membership envelope at the Lamb Shoppe or call our Membership chairperson, Beth Sweet at 321-259-1243, firstname.lastname@example.org.