La Comida Guild’s Mission Statement

The Guilds, in accordance with the policies of Valley Children’s Hospital, raises funds, advocates for children and promotes goodwill of the hospital.

La Comida Guild began with 29 charter members and has served Children’s Hospital since 1953.  The Guild presented its first Home Tour, Tea & Boutique in 1954.

La Comida Guild is an extraordinary group of dedicated volunteers devoted to raising  support of Valley Children’s Hospital.

Throughout the year, La Comida members prepare their renowned Home Tour, Tea & Boutique.  The entire week preceding the Tour is intensely dedicated to preparation for the two day event.

At Evening Preview guests mingle with Home Owners while enjoying wine and hors d’oeuvres.  They have the first opportunity to shop the Boutique.  The evening continues with an exclusive preview of the homes.  Because Home Tour is held in early December, homes are generally festively decorated for the holidays.

The Day Tour has the distinction of allowing guests to view the homes on their own schedule.  Ticket holders are cordially invited to visit the Tea and Boutique for a complimentary cup of tea or coffee and a delicious sampling of delectable homemade tea cookies and mints. What a perfect and exciting way to start the holiday season!

La Comida members meet on the 2nd Thursday of each month, excluding June, July and August. Like most volunteer organizations, La Comida does have membership requirements.  If you are enthusiastic about supporting Valley Children’s Hospital of Central California and enjoy baking and creating, this is the Guild for you!  For more information on becoming a member please contact the Guild Office at Children’s Hospital Central California.

All proceeds from the Guilds fund raising events benefits their $4 million goal towards three Guild endowments: Heart Center ($2M), Child Life ($1M) and Spiritual Support ($1M).

The Guild’s Goals