Thursday, May 7, 2009

Bouquet of Hope: Saturday, May 9th

Recently we received a heads up about an event coming up this Saturday where you can spend some quality time with Mom while simultaneously helping out a good cause. Here's the press release with all the details:

Bouquet of Hope Benefit Comes Into Full Bloom May 9th

The Bouquet of Hope benefit for the Rose Haven Women’s Center is blooming with opportunities to celebrate women on Mother’s Day Weekend. In addition to performances by Internationally-acclaimed violinist Aaron Meyer and the exceptional School of Oregon Ballet Theater, the May 9th event will also
feature the dazzling talents of Portland’s finest floral designers in the Fête De La Fleur Competition.

Decadent centerpieces from Swanky Tables, Anna Mara, Quince Flowers and Starflower will fill the room with visual delights and simultaneously compete for the Fête De La Fleur crown. Guests will have the chance to vote on their favorite arrangement to determine the winner. Some pieces will be up for bid in the Red Rose Silent Auction, which will feature items donated by local businesses in support of Rose Haven.

Rose Haven is a beacon of hope for women and children in Portland who have experienced the trauma of abuse or homelessness. They serve over 100 women and children every week, and offer a large spectrum of aid, including on-site medical treatment, domestic violence and chemical dependence assistance and legal counseling through partnership with local community agencies and universities. Rose Haven opened in 1998 after women in the Old Town community in Portland were surveyed regarding their outstanding needs.

The resounding consensus was that Portland lacked a save haven for women in abusive or severely impoverished life situations. The need for a safe and healing environment motivated the Good Sheperd Sisters to open the center. 11 years later, Rose Haven provides unparalleled and exceedingly relevant services to the women of Portland.

We invite you to join us at this unique event and pay tribute to the mothers of Portland and the women of Rose Haven. Bouquet of Hope offers an ideal Mother-Daughter or Mother-Son date, where the celebration of Motherhood is perfectly paired with charitable giving. Tickets are $65 each or $600 for a table of ten. Bouquet of Hope will be held Saturday, May 9th at LUXE Autohaus at NE 17th & Glisan. Festivities begin at 5:00pm with the Red Rose Silent Auction, followed by an organic seated dinner catered by Artemis Catering, performances by the School of Oregon Ballet Theater and violinist Aaron Meyer, and capped off by the crowning of the Fête De La Fleur winner. Register online at or call 503.226.2377 for more information.

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