Remembering Helen Haley

Helen  Haley, our dear friend, passed away at the age of 90 on October 2nd.  Helen and her husband, Bob, along with four of their close friends and neighbors, founded the West Roxbury Friends of Rosie’s Place in 1981.
Helen was loved by all who knew her.  She was kind, thoughtful, and welcoming.  It’s not surprising that she volunteered her time to make life easier for others in need of friendship.  

Helen was a longtime volunteer at Rosie’s Place and was part of a lunch meal team for many years.  She was also instrumental in the success of our fund raising events for Rosie’s Place, the Roslindale Food Pantry, and Sunset Point Summer Camp for less advantaged children from Boston.  Learn more about Helen’s wonderful life in The Boston Globe.

We are grateful to have known Helen and are richer for it.  
West Roxbury Friends of Rosie’s Place Board Members

If you are interested in making a donation in Helen’s honor, her family has requested that they be made to Rosie’s Place, 889 Harrison Avenue, Boston, MA 02118. 

Buy tickets now for our Harvest “Un-Brunch” Raffle Drawing

Due to the pandemic, we can’t get together for our Harvest Brunch this Fall, so we are bringing the Brunch to you! One lucky winner will get our grand prize, a Gourmet Brunch for Four, delivered to you on a date you choose. We will also raffle off other great prizes.

Each $20 raffle ticket will support our work and put you in the drawing for the grand prize and all other prizes.

Since 1981, West Roxbury Friends of Rosie’s Place (WRFORP) have served Boston families in need through our support of Rosie’s Place and Roslindale Food Pantry, and by making it possible for children experiencing poverty and homelessness to attend summer camp.

Thank you for your generosity! Purchase raffle tickets between now and 8:00 am on November 15th.

If you prefer to order your raffle tickets by mail and avoid credit card processing fees, please complete our order form and return it to us with your check as instructed. This will also save us a $1 per ticket Eventbee fee.