Parisian Carmel flea market raises funds for people battling serious illnesses – WISH-TV | Indianapolis News | Indiana weather
CARMEL, Ind. (WISH) – It’s a one-of-a-kind shopping experience filled with high-end items that people can buy for their homes.
The Parisian flea market event at the Clay Terrace Mall in Carmel was the largest annual fundraiser for the Fair Haven Foundation. It is an organization with a program that houses people who seek treatment in Indianapolis for serious illnesses and their families.
From cancer to high-risk pregnancy and more, the organization aims to provide families with a home away from home.
Amanda Milner, Founder and Executive Director of Fair Haven, has championed these families since battling cancer. She spoke on Friday’s “All Indiana” show about some of the obstacles she has faced throughout her cancer journey.
“I myself was confronted with cancer many years ago and have just come through the challenges that so many people face,” she said. “Financially, how am I going to provide for my family? How will I get to my treatment? Who will take care of my children? (I) was fortunate to have wonderful family and friends who were there for me.
This is why she wanted to create a support system for other families coming to Indianapolis facing these same difficulties.
“It’s such a joy to be able to offer something that really helps,” she said. “They are here and they need a place to stay so that they can get the treatment they need to survive and on top of that they need the support and compassion of someone here to accompany them all. along this journey. This is what Fair Haven offers.
“The funds that are raised here allow us to do a lot of things with Fair Haven and serve a lot of families in central Indiana,” said event president Diann Leubker.
This year, the Fair Haven Foundation will launch a new project called Ada’s place. The facility that will allow them to house even more families in the future. It opens on Sunday.
La Brocante parisienne continues until Saturday, open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.