Join us for our 17th Annual Spring Community Dinner April 6th!

Get ready to have some fun and support a worthy cause at this beloved annual event.

West Roxbury Friends of Rosie’s Place (WRFORP) will hold its 17th Annual Spring 20180324_190126Community Dinner fund-raiser on April 6th.

When you join us for our Spring Community Dinner, you are helping to support Rosie’s Place, a sanctuary for poor and homeless women, the Roslindale Food Pantry, and provide summer camperships for Boston children experiencing homelessness or in need. A representative from Rosie’s Place will join us and share how your support makes a difference.


Gift certificates, gift baskets, sports items, and more will be raffled during silent and live auctions. Wonderful items for reasonably priced bids will be yours to take home. Our friend and neighbor, Beth Germano, will be the Emcee for the evening. As many of you know, Beth is an Emmy Award-winning reporter with WBZ-TV.

In addition, we are very fortunate to have a wonderful evening of music with DJ Patrick McIntyre, MCO Productions in Brighton.

The dinner will be held at St. George Orthodox Church, 55 Emmonsdale Road, West Roxbury. The church is handicapped accessible and a short walk from several MBTA bus routes.  Tickets for the event are $30 per person, which includes dinner and beverages.

WRFORP is a nonprofit, all volunteer organization. We are so fortunate to have so many loyal supporters. We look forward to having you join us on April 6th for a good time for a worthwhile cause.

WRFORP Community Dinner
April 6, 2019, 6:00 p.m.
St. George Orthodox Church (Get directions)
55 Emmonsdale Road, West Roxbury, MA 02132

$30 per person
To reserve your place, pay online here, or download and return our RSVP Form with payment.

Questions? Contact Doris Corbo at


26th Annual Harvest Brunch brings friends together to support members of our community in need

Our 26th annual Harvest Brunch and Raffle, held November 4, 2018, at the Irish Social Club in West Roxbury, welcomed friends for a delicious breakfast 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 children from Boston facing poverty and homelessness to summer camp programs.

WRFORP Board Chair Doris Corbo, her daughter and fellow board member Jean Corbo-Hudak, and Doris’ husband and grandchildren.

At the event, we remembered two dear friends who passed away this year: our beloved co-founder, Bill Hennessey, and Kathy Smith, a longtime volunteer with our Rosie’s Place meal teams. We are happy to announce that we are adding a new meal team in Kathy’s honor to those we already sponsor.

We were joined by special guests Angela Menino, Boston City Councilor-at-Large Annissa Essaibi-George, Boston City Councilor Matt O’Malley, West Roxbury’s Lord Mayor Richie Gormley, and Michael Oliver, Director of Fundraising at Rosie’s Place. Michael spoke about the 96,000 meals Rosie’s has provided this year alone to its guests. He also remembered Kip Tiernan, who founded Rosie’s Place 44 years ago as the first shelter for women in the country. Kip, who died in 2011, is now honored with a memorial on Dartmouth Street in Boston.

Raffle Prizes

We extend our special thanks to our Gold Sponsor, Rockland Trust, and to other generous members of the community who make our annual brunch possible: East Boston Savings Bank, Webster BankIrish Social Club of BostonRoche Bros. Supermarkets, WegmansLocal 338 Bagels & CoffeeStarbucks, and Henry’s Market. We also thank Anne Quinlan for giving us a lovely painting to include in our raffle, and our board members and friends, who provided other raffle prizes.

We are so grateful to our Event Chair, WRFORP Board Member Alicia O’Brien, to all who contributed and volunteered (including our Rosebuddies), and to everyone who turned out to enjoy good friends and food, and to support a great cause. We couldn’t do this without you, and we hope we’ll see you again at our Spring Community Dinner in a few months!