The mission of the Love Rocks Foundation is to create and provide opportunities that celebrate love, joy, and community in honor of Anna and Abby.
The 2018 Love Rocks Run was a huge success. We were able to raise more than $20,000 and had an extraordinary number of
participants (nearly 800) for a packed event. The funds generated were funneled directly into the newly formed
Love Rocks Foundation. This seed money will provide the building block for the foundation to carry out its mission of creating
and providing opportunities that celebrate Love and Joy in our community. In an ongoing effort to continue to expand the
foundation’s impact, we are once again holding the Love Rocks Run in 2019. This year’s event will be held on June 29, 2019
and will take place at Tom McCall Upper Elementary School.
In carrying out its mission, the foundation’s first exciting opportunity has come in the form of a "Share the Love Award" which
will start in the Spring of 2020, the year Abby Robinson would have graduated from high school. Forest Grove High School graduating seniors will be able to apply for the grant to give money to a local charitable organization that is important to them. This provides an opportunity for students to experience the joy of giving at a young age and a way to give back to our community.
Additionally, work continues on Anna and Abby’s Yard. A partnership with Harper’s Playground has expanded the design and
fundraising efforts for the park. The Love Rocks Foundation is supporting this effort both financially and in the planning
aspects. We are so excited for all the Love and Joy that will be spread at the new park! Groundbreaking is planned for
Summer of 2019.