Indy Style

Parisian Flea Market to benefit Fair Haven

It’s a two-day one-of-a-kind shopping event at Clay Terrace Mall and all proceeds go to an incredible cause. Fair Haven Executive Director Amanda Milner tells us about their BIGGEST fundraiser, the Parisian Flea Market.

  • The shopping event will feature hand-selected distinguished items including home accessories, furniture – everything from table and chairs, desks, setees, estate jewelry and art, lamps and chandeliers.

What is Fair Haven?
• Fair Haven is a nonprofit located here in Indianapolis that provides a home-away-from-home for seriously ill patients traveling to Indianapolis to get the specialized care they need. It allows families to stay together when they need each other most.
• All of our lodging is fully furnished and stocked with everyday necessities, sot that families don’t have to worry about what to bring.
• We offer apartments at downtown apartments for patients at the IU Simon Cancer Center and IU Health’s University and Methodist Hospitals, and also at south side apartments for patients at Franciscan Health.
• The average stay for a family is about 6 weeks. Because they’re far from home and far from the support of their communities, we partner with local churches to serve our guests. These volunteers provide home-cooked meals, help with transportation and other practical needs to let them know they are not alone.

Amanda’s Personal Experience inspired her to start Fair Haven
• At age 30, founder Amanda Milner was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. The timing of her diagnosis was extremely difficult, since she also had two small children ages 2 & 1.

• Amanda didn’t have any family here in Indiana and wondered how she was going to make her house payment, take care of her children, and get to chemotherapy treatments. But, she saw the hand of God in her life through family, friends, and church that graciously supported her. They dropped off meals, drove her to treatments, cared for my children, and even helped me provide me with a new home. – This was the inspiration for Fair Haven

Fair Haven is providing a service that is greatly needed in this community
• Indianapolis is very fortunate to have world-renowned hospitals and physicians who attract thousands of patients each year from across the country seeking treatment for cancer, organ transplant, and other serious medical conditions. These patients must leave their homes, families and jobs to come here for weeks or months of treatment.
• There are around 200 facilities around the country like Fair Haven, but very few here in Central Indiana providing this service FOR ADULTS.
• Since 2007, Fair Haven has provided 29,000 nights of lodging to more than 1,100 patients and their families!

Fair Haven Growth Plans – “Fair Haven at Ada’s Place!”
• Fair Haven is excited to have been able to purchase a building near 16 Tech that will become their very own called “Fair Haven at Ada’s Place.” (Pronounced Aw-duh’s)
• Currently in the midst of a capital campaign to raise $2.9 million that will be used to renovate the building to include 12 hotel-style rooms and suites as well as a day services program that will allow family members of hospitalized patients to take a shower, do laundry, enjoy a complimentary meal and regain their strength so they are better able to support their loved one in the hospital.

Parisian Flea Market

• This is the 8th year for the event and each year it keeps getting bigger!

• Shoppers will be able to get GREAT DEALS on everything! We’re talking lower than consignment store prices!

• The event is THIS WEEKEND – Oct. 9 & 10, 9am-4pm

• Tickets are $5/each (16 and under are free) and can be purchased at the door or online at

• SAFETY PLAN: Masks will be required for all shoppers and volunteers. Hand sanitizer will be provided, and frequent cleaning will be performed throughout the event. A limited number of people will be allowed inside the venue at one time. Shoppers will enter in the west doors off Clay Terrace Boulevard and follow a contactless flow through the venue. Social distancing signage will be posted throughout the space.

Parisian Flea Market Details
• When: Friday and Saturday, October 9 & 10, 9am-4pm

• Where: 14405 Clay Terrace Blvd. The Market is located at the north end of Clay Terrace Mall across from Men’s Warehouse (we’re in the former Charming Charlie’s space).

• Tickets are $5/each (16 and under are free) and can be purchased at the door or online at

Social Media/Website:
Instagram: @FairHavenIndy