The Reigning Roses Walk is an event like no other. Each Mother’s Day, more than 500 participants are treated to a reception with live music, food, mimosas and a photobooth before setting off for a 5K stroll through NW Portland’s Alphabet District. As we tote our matching Rose Haven umbrellas, we raise funds and awareness for women and children in our community who are experiencing poverty and intersecting issues such as abuse and other health disparities.
Friends, family and businesses create online teams leading up to the event to raise 150K by Mother's Day. 100% of the funds from this event go to supporting Rose Haven's programs.
Rose Haven breaks the cycles of homelessness and abuse by providing meals, clothing, first aid, mailing addresses, hygiene, restrooms, showers as well as education and one-on-one advocacy. By building trust and meeting basic needs first, we empower women to explore long-term change.