25th Annual Harvest Brunch brings friends together to support members of our community in need

Rosebuddies are key to making our events happen.

Our 25th annual Harvest Brunch, held November 5, 2017, at the Irish Social Club in West Roxbury, welcomed friends from West Roxbury, Roslindale, and beyond for a festive meal to raise money for Rosie’s Place, a shelter for poor and homeless women, the Rosie’s Place food pantry, the Roslindale Food Pantry, and camperships to send homeless and poor children from Boston to summer camp programs.

We are so grateful to everyone who turned out to enjoy good friends and food, and to support a great cause.

Mary Murphy and Maureen Hachey
WRFORP Board Members Mary Murphy & Maureen Hachey welcome our guests

Special thanks to our Gold Sponsor, Rockland Trust
as well as these generous members of our business community: 
Irish Social Club of BostonRoche Bros. Supermarkets, WegmansLocal 338 Bagels & CoffeeStarbucksHome DepotHenry’s Market, Roslindale & Johnny’s Market, Hyde Park, East Boston Savings Bank, and Blue Hills Bank.

Helen and Bill


We were especially happy to be joined by two of WRFORP’s original founders and lifelong friends, Helen Haley and Bill Hennessey, who were honored with roses and the appreciation of all.


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Rosie’s Place Executive Director Sue Marsh, and Boston City Councilors-at-Large Annissa Essaibi-George and Ayanna Pressley. We were also joined by Councilor Matt O’Malley and MA Representative Ed Coppinger.

20171105_093657Kudos to our Event Chair, WRFORP Board Member Alicia O’Brien, and many thanks again to all who attended, contributed, and volunteered (including our Rosebuddies). We couldn’t do this without you!