Did you know that for many years, ROSE has partnered with a small church called Great Day Fellowship, who give an incredible gift to our community. Through a partnership with the Oregon Food Bank, and local grocery stores, the Food Truck redistributes over 11,500 lbs of high quality perishable food per month to ROSE families. The Food Truck plays the critical role of picking up and transporting weekly perishable and non-perishable donations to take directly to ROSE CDC housing, the Clackamas Service Center, and use as emergency food boxes.
Now is our time to STEP UP! After more than 200,000 miles, the truck has broken. We owe a great amount of thanks to Great Day Fellowship and Pastor Don for all they give to our community. So ROSE decided to help Great Day Fellowship, a church of just around 25 members, launch a crowdfunding campaign (with great perks for donors!) to raise $10k to buy a gently used Food Truck to replace their broken one. Your donation, however large or small, will help buy a replacement truck to transport thousands of pounds of food directly to families in need for years to come!
We encourage you to give to this campaign if you can. We also ask that you share the campaign to your social media networks, friends, family, etc. These campaigns work best when we cast a wide net for any donation amount. Find the campaign linked below:
Thank you for your support!
ROSE enthusiastically supports Welcome Home, a new coalition working together to create new resources for affordable housing in Portland. Providing good homes has always been central to ROSE’s mission. I was reminded why at a recent meeting of the Earl Boyles Early Learning Center. Led by the Children’s Institute, a group of parents, educators and community organizations just opened a new wing dedicated to preparing children to succeed in school. As part of that effort school parents were surveyed about the greatest challenges they face. I was not surprised that affordable housing was number one on the list.
Parents spoke about high and rapidly increasing rents and the difficulty finding rental housing suitable for families. One parent said, “We need more affordable rentals.” Others commented that “more affordable housing is needed, with more rooms so that not so many people have to live under one roof.” Earl Boyles faculty members have seen higher income families moving into the neighborhood to take advantage of the new full-day preschool program, displacing low-income families.
I have been at ROSE for 22 years and I’ve never seen greater demand for affordable housing. Until the last year or so, we have been able to place people into apartments within a few months. Now our waiting lists are closed. Affordable housing resources are tight. The Portland Housing Bureau expects to devote half as much money to affordable housing over the next five years as they did the previous five. 2014 was the first time in seven years that ROSE was unable to open a new housing development.
You can help families like the ones at Earl Boyles. Check out www.welcomehomecoalition.org and join our campaign to build more affordable housing throughout the metro region.
– Nick Sauvie, Executive Director
A good stable home…a strong family…vibrant communities…and a healthy start for every child.
What are these worth to you personally? I imagine you would say, “A lot.”
A Child’s First Steps begin at Home … You can help make those first steps healthy … Your impact will benefit Mothers, babies, and entire communities. Your Tax-deductible Year-end gift to ROSE will have this kind of impact.
ROSE is going all-in with new initiatives, projects, and partnerships that focus on the health of new Mothers and the first 1000 days (conception to age two) of a child’s life.
Be the change you wish to see. Please join us in changing lives & the future of outer Southeast Portland.
ROSE Board & Staff
Thank YOU for your continued Support!
ROSE Community Development
5215 SE Duke st
Portland, OR 97206