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donate nowDear Friends of Rosie the Riveter Trust,

There are few people who have captured American hearts and minds as much as legendary Ranger, Betty Reid Soskin!

Rosie The Riveter Trust is producing a broadcast-quality 30-minute film on the life and experiences of Ranger Betty -- To help us reach this goal the East Bay Fund for Artists at the East Bay Community Foundation has offered to match all gifts up to $8,000!

Thanks to the generosity of the East Bay Fund for Artists, and supporters like you, we hope to seize this opportunity to educate and inspire thousands of people of all ages and backgrounds. The Rosie the Riveter WWII/ Home Front National Historical Park is 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 $100, $250, $50 or $500 will help us meet our match and enable us to preserve this and other important legacies of Home Front life!

P.S. We want to preserve this important legacy on film for generations to come and time is running out. Please contribute NOW to help us meet our challenge by July 15th!

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Good food, fine wine, wonderful people, spectacular bay views from way up in the Richmond hills, uniquely entertaining entertainment, short speeches about big accomplishments. And did we mention the wonderful people?

That about summons up the April 18th tenth Annual Benefit Dinner for the Rosie the Riveter Trust, held at the grand old Mira Vista Country Club (which, according to Kaiser historian Lincoln Cushing almost become a temporary shipyard workers’ hospital back in1942).

As usual, the no-host bar was doing a booming business as guests crowded up to the bar, then drifted off to survey, appraise, and bid on a vast and enticing assortment of culinary, gustatory, and artistic product and services at the silent auction next door. Representatives from Napa’s Trefethen Winery, which provided the evenings’ fine wines, was pouring free tastings for those who weren’t too busy shooting “We Can Do It” selfies with a number of World War II Rosies or chatting with NPS staffers. 

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Rosie Trust will be participating again in 

East Bay Gives 2017

From 12:00 AM to 11:59 PM Thursday, May 4!

East Bay Gives, sponsored by The East Bay Community Foundation, is a great day of online giving made easy.

Rosie Trust is producing a documentary film about legendary Park Ranger, Betty Reid Soskin. Your gift will directly support this important project. To help us reach our goal a generous donor has offered to match all gifts up to $8,000!

How you can help on May 4th:


The Aug. 13, 2016 gathering of Rosie-the-Riveter lookalikes in Richmond has been officially declared the largest ever by Guinness World Records, officials at Rosie the Riveter/World War II Home Front National Historical Park said Tuesday.

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On that date, 2,229 people dressed as the iconic Rosie gathered at the Craneway Pavilion, according to Guinness World Records.

The gathering eclipsed the record set in 2015 at Willow Run Airport in Ypsilanti, Mich., where 2,090 Rosie lookalikes assembled.


Rosie the Riveter Trust Annual Dinner - April 8, 2017

Mira Vista Country Club, El Cerrito CA

Help us celebrate the legacy of Rosie as we work to inspire new generations. Meet national park rangers and beneficiaries of our youth programs. Enjoy gorgeous views of the San Francisco Bay,1940s ambiance, cocktails, a huge silent auction and more!


Time: 6:00 pm Cocktails  -  7:00 pm Dinner

Attire: Business casual – 1940s style encouraged

Join us to honor WWII Rosies and the Rosie spirit! 

This event is now SOLD OUT! Thanks to everyone who bought a ticket and we will see you on April 8!



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Each of the categories listed need volunteers either as a lead or as a team-member.  In addition to the tasks listed for each team, the time schedule for the day of the event as well as the event overview meeting and training commitments are listed.  If you are interested in volunteering to help with this exciting event, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with the following information:

Name (first and last)

Phone number

Team Selected 

Position Selected (Lead or member)


  • Set Up Team – This team will be required to set up chairs and tables and assist with unloading boxes for the event. 

Schedule:  7:00 AM -10:00 AM Meeting/Training commitment: 2 hours

  • Check-in Team – This team will be responsible for ensuring each attendee has a wrist band and required attire in order to be included in the Guinness World Record count.  

Schedule:  8:00 AM – 11:30 AM Meeting/Training time commitment:  6 hours

  • Activities Team – This team will be responsible for staffing each activity table to provide guidance on activity as well as clean up at end of event.

Schedule:  9:00 AM – 12:00 PM Meeting/Training time commitment:  2 hours

  • World Record Steward -  This team will be responsible for ensuring an accurate count for the Guinness World Record. 

Schedule:  9:30 AM – 11:30 AM Meetings/Training time commitment:  6 hours

  • Clean Up Team - This team will be required to take down chairs, tables, assist with loading boxes and cleaning up the event space. 

Schedule:  11:30 AM -1:00 PM Meeting/Training time commitment: 2 hours

  • Volunteer Canteen Team – This team will be responsible for ensuring snacks and water are available for the event volunteers.  This may require soliciting donations of pre-packaged healthy food snacks and drinks. 

Schedule:  7:00 AM – 10:00 AM Meetings/Training time commitment:  2 hours

  • Selfie Wall Team – This team will be responsible for putting up the selfie picture posters prior to the event and taking them down at the end of the event.  

Schedule:  7:00 AM – 9:00 AM; 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM Meetings/Training time commitment: n/a

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Rosie the Riveter Trust (ID # 94-3335350) — PO Box 71126, Richmond, CA 94807-1126 — (510) 507-2276

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