The sixth annual Rose's Angels event took place at the Richmond Jewish Day School last Sunday, where 70 volunteers took the time out of their long weekend to help create 1,200 care packages for local non-profit organizations.
Twenty-three such non-profits in Richmond, servicing the city’s most vulnerable individuals, benefitted from the packages, which were packed with toiletries, non-perishable foods, warm clothes and children's items.
All the care packages were created through monetary donations or donations of items.
“If it wasn't for our amazing volunteers and donors who helped collect, package and deliver the care packages the event wouldn't be possible,” said Rose’s Angels co-founder Courtney Cohen.
“We are grateful to the support of family, friends and community members who allow us to make this event larger every year.”
Rose's Angels was created by Cohen Lynne Fader, in memory of Cohen’s grandmothers, Rose Lewin and Babs Cohen, both of whom were very philanthropic and instilled the importance of giving back to the community.
Rose's Angels is under the umbrella of the Kehila Society of Richmond.
Some of the beneficiaries were: Turning Point Recovery, Jewish Food Bank, Nova House, Touchstone, Richmond Family Place and Heart of Richmond Aids Society.
“We hope to make this event bigger and better every year and if the public is interested in becoming involved through donorship or volunteering, they can (me) at RosesAngelsEvent@Gmail.com.