The Christamore Gala is an annual fundraising project sponsored by the members of Christamore House Guild. Originally known as Christamore Tree Spree, the first was held in 1974, and was a holiday tradition. Donated trees, wreaths, centerpieces and other holiday items were sold and auctioned off. Monies were also raised through Angel patrons who helped underwrite the event.
The present day Christamore Gala consists of a dinner, dance and auction of donated items. Christamore House Guild is grateful for the generous support and items donated by local businesses, organizations and individuals. Over $75,000 was raised at the 2007 Christamore Gala. Monies raised at the Gala directly benefit the Christamore House and its programs. Over the past 33 years, more than 1.7 million dollars has been raised for the Christamore House through these events.
The 2008 Christamore Gala will be a Diamond Celebration held November 8, 2008 at the downtown Marriott with music provided by the “Flying Toasters.” The Diamond Celebration will mark the first 100 years of the Christamore House Guild working with the Christamore House staff in fulfilling their mission of “helping people help themselves” by empowering individuals and families toward self-sufficiency through diverse social, educational, recreational and health programs. Funds raised by the Diamond Celebration will ensure that the Christamore House Guild can continue to financially support the works of the Christamore House for another century.
For this years event we will be offering a limited number of Diamond Table Reservations. These tables, which are available for $1750, accommodate ten guests and offer preferred seating for the Live Auction, acknowledgement in the printed program, complimentary champagne, and a gift basket for the host couple. Additionally, as a way to pay tribute to our past members and presidents at this year’s Diamond Anniversary Celebration, we plan to include a video presentation which captures the many services and functions of the Guild in the last 100 years. We would be very appreciative if you were to pass along of any photos, saved articles from the newspaper, or written anecdotes about the Christamore House Guild to contribute to this presentation.
It is our hope that the many past members and friends of the Christamore House Guild who have been critical to the longevity and success of the Guild will attend this year’s Gala. Please consider putting a table together to commemorate 100 years of service to the Christamore House and the community of Haughville. It will be a wonderful night. To receive more information about the Diamond Celebration please contact Sarah Robinson (840-8161) or Leslie Altavilla (698-4082).