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Reverb Brothers Boxing Day Benefit for Rose Haven
Dec 26, 2018 @ 6:00 pmFree
The Reverb Brothers and Bare Bones Cafe are pleased to announce the sixth annual Boxing Day Benefit for Rose Haven, a Portland center serving women and children who have experienced abuse, homelessness and other disruptive life challenges. We are seeking donations of winter gear, including coats, new underwear and socks, hats, scarves, gloves, boots and shoes, sleeping bags, blankets, tarps, tents, and backpacks. We will also be accepting unopened toiletry products, and cash or check donations. Last year we collected two carloads of coats, gloves, warm hats, scarves and blankets. In addition we collected diapers, baby wipes, feminine hygiene products and $1043 in cash donations.
In days of yore, Boxing Day found the poorest of England’s classes gifted by the upper crust. Whatever crust you may be, we are inviting Portland to help out Rose Haven after the excesses of the Holiday have subsided and enjoy the good time music of the Reverb Brothers.
Rose Haven was designed to help the women of Old Town with what they most needed. Initiated by Catholic Charities in 1997, it became an independent non-profit organization in 2007, relocating to NW Portland, to provide direct services to homeless and abused women and children. They have welcomed women off the street and, with deep respect, addressed each one’s needs by offering life-sustaining services. The staff and volunteers are passionate about the empowerment of the women they serve. Rose Haven has received awards from regional church and service organizations for its service to women and children in Portland.
The Reverb Brothers bring on one of the widest and wildest musical repertoires in Portland, from the 1700s to 2019, songs that encompass Blues, Folk, Old-Timey, Rockabilly, Soul and Dixieland. Cascade Blues Association notes; “The Reverbs dig deep to find the original versions of many of the blues, rags, hokum, and standards they want to play…” The band may play “Papa Ooo Mow Mow,” “Witchi Tai To,” “Claudette,” and “Columbia Stockade Blues” in the same set.” The band tops it off with a dozen original songs recorded on the CD, Live at the White Eagle.
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