YAHOO!.....The Kelly Klan is gearing up for the 3rd year in Rose Haven’s Reigning Roses Walk on Mother’s Day, May 8. Thanks to many, our team has been the top fundraiser for the last 2 years! Help us do even better this year; join our team for this fun 5k walk through NW Portland…. AND/OR send a CONTRIBUTION in honor of all the special women of Rose Haven.
The Kelly Klan will be walking in honor of my mother in-law, Mercedes Kelly, who lived a vibrant 91 years before passing away this spring. May her cowgirl spirit of generosity and compassion lead us to always give charitably to those who need it most.
Please help me in supporting these women. . What a wonderful day of opportunity to celebrate mothers and the many women in our lives.
This Mother’s Day walk with, or in honor of, a special woman in your life.
10:00 - 11:00am Pre-event festivities at Castaway Portland - NW 18th & Upshur
11:00 - 12:30pm Community walk through NW Portland
12:30 - 1:00pm Post event prizes
The Reigning Roses Walk features everything needed to make this a special morning: mimosas, pastries, entertainment, prizes and a wonderful 5k walk. Together with Rose Haven guests, participants will stroll a course through the streets of NW Portland, enjoying goodies along the way. Participants are encouraged to join or create a “team” made up of friends, family and co-workers. All genders and ages welcome!
There is no minimum fee to participate, however, we ask attendees to make a personal donation and/or ask others to support their team. This website makes it easy to ask your friends to join your team, or make a gift to support your involvement. Our goal is to have each participant give or raise a minimum of $189, the cost to serve a Rose Haven woman or child for an entire year! Set a goal to see how many women and children your team would like to help this year!
ABOUT ROSE HAVEN
Despite citywide efforts, homelessness in Portland remains a critical challenge. For those fortunate enough to get a temporary bed overnight, they must leave by 7am each morning. Rose Haven fills a unique niche as one a very few shelters available for women and children during the daytime, when they have nowhere else to go for safety and support.
We start by providing basic services that meet their immediate need for safety, food, clothing, hygiene products, etc. Then, we offer support to help them address longer-term challenges related to employment, housing, medical and legal issues. Our goal is to empower women and their children to build sustainable lives for themselves.
In 2015 we served a record 2,917 women and children who collectively visited 17,752 times during the year for services and support. Services cost just $189 per woman or child for an entire year of support from Rose Haven. Please set a goal to see how many women your team would like to help this year!
Click here to learn more about Rose Haven.