Rosie The Riveter Trust - Richmond CA
As the U.S. faced a new and daunting challenge of global war in the 1940s, people on the home front came together as never before. The stories of their struggles, which broke barriers and shaped many of today’s best social innovations, charted a path for a new vision today.
Rosie the Riveter is a reminder to all of us to try new things, test our limits, and believe in ourselves and others. These tales of dedication and courage can inspire us!
An unusual urban national park, the Rosie the Riveter/WWII Home Front National Historical Park (RORI) is located on the waterfront in Richmond, CA. It is the flagship national park for telling stories of the home front efforts across the United States. Park sites you can visit include the Oil House Visitor Center, the Rosie the Riveter Memorial, the historic Ford Assembly plant, Maritime Childcare Center, and more. Visit us and learn!
Save The Date: April 7, 2018 - Annual Benefit Dinner
The Rosie the Riveter Trust Board of Directors invites you to attend Growing a Rosie Future, our Annual Benefit Dinner 2018. This event will honor living Rosies and other home front workers who transformed American industry, society and culture, and help raise funds for our youth programs. Enjoy a special evening to benefit programs of the Rosie the Riveter/WWII Home Front National Historical Park.
Join us at El Cerrito’s historic Berkeley Country Club on Saturday April 7, 2018, to enjoy a special homage to WWII’s Victory Gardens, as we commemorate the many ways ordinary people stepped up to overcome global challenge, and came together as a society. Meet surprise guests and help us raise funds to inspire new generations with vital historical knowledge and a 21st Century “We Can Do It” spirit. Early bird tickets are $170, available through the link below.
Giving Tuesday 11/28/17 - gift matching challenge!
Our unique Every Kid in a Park curriculum illuminates the history of working people by encouraging kids from all backgrounds to be proud of American contributions, and to understand the importance of working together to overcome great odds. In 2018 we will bring more than 2,000 local fourth-graders to the Visitor Education Center through a fund we are building to provide bus transportation for children from under-served classrooms. On their visit kids will also enjoy outdoor activity on a healthy one-mile hike down the Bay Trail to visit the Rosie the Riveter Memorial. Every child who participates takes home a one-year pass to enjoy all national parks with their families for free!
A group of generous donors has offered to MATCH ALL GIFTS for Giving Tuesday 11/28/17, up to $1,000!
Thanks to supporters like you, we hope to seize this opportunity to educate and inspire thousands of local 4th graders and kids of all ages at the only national park dedicated to telling the stories of the ordinary, extraordinary people who came together during WWII.
Will you help us meet our goal by donating? Your gift of $25, $50 or $100 will help us meet our match and enable us to get Every Kid In a Park!
P.S. For most of these students this is their only field trip of the year! Please contribute and help us meet our challenge on November 28!
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