ROOTS Rise Up Luncheon

  • ROOTS Rise Up Luncheon 2016
    Photography generously provided by Lisa Jo Wilson-Knight

November 4, 2016, witnessed ROOTS 4th Annual Rise Up Luncheon - our most successful one yet! We were honored to share lunch with over 300 supporters where we learned, laughed and were inspired by guest and volunteer stories. Between supporters at the luncheon and those who were unable to join us today, we raised an incredible $101,000!! Every dollar donated goes directly to programs for the young adults we serve.  A special highlight of today’s event was the announcement about a new ROOTS job program, something that Executive Director Kristine Scott has dreamed about for the past six years after hearing guest after guest talk about how finding work was their biggest goal.

A sincere thank you from our board of directors, staff, volunteers and most importantly, from our guests for the generous support our community gave to us today! Through generous contributions (be it monetary or time volunteered) and record attendance at the Luncheon, you showed our guests that you care - about their stories, their struggles, and their aspirations for brighter futures.  Thank you for continuing to sponsor shelter and safety at ROOTS.  Instead of feeling overlooked by society, our shelter guests saw you investing in them.  We cannot thank you enough for your generous contributions and for taking time out of your day to be with us.

Thank you to our generous corporate sponsors

Bed Level

Blanket Level

Pillow Level

Thank you to our generous individual sponsors


Thank you to our generous inkind sponsors

Smiling Rose Planning and Production
Theo Chocolate
Jeffrey Underwood
Pavel Verbovski

For more information on our 2017 event, to sign up as a table captain, or for sponsorship opportunities, please contact Kristen at (206) 632-1635 or