Last week, RODE Architects had the pleasure of joining Illuminate lighting group at Rosie's Place, a women's shelter in the South End, to prepare meals for local women and children. Together, RODE and Illuminate helped serve 132 lunches and begin the prep work for that evening's dinner. Since opening in 1974 as the first women-only shelter in the United States, Rosie's Place has provided hot breakfast, lunch, and dinner 365 days a year to poor and homeless women and children. They also support the community by providing a safe and nurturing environment that allows women to maintain their dignity, seek opportunity and find security in their lives through a broad range of tools and services. These include a food pantry, emergency housing, advocacy services, and health and wellness care. The RODE team genuinely enjoyed being able to give back to the community and support the people in their neighborhood in the South End.
If you are interested in volunteering at Rosie's Place, head to their website to learn more: http://www.rosiesplace.org/volunteer