The Rose Ann Reid Foundation

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The Rose Ann Reid Foundation in association with partners across Antigua, Canada, Jamaica and the United States of America, aims to create an environment where children will be able to excel in their educational pursuits as well as have the resources they’ll need at home and within their communities to succeed in life. These children and their families will be empowered to thrive and achieve stability and success in all their endeavors.

This foundation was created in the loving memory of Ms. Rose Ann Reid, affectionately known as Miss Rosie, Mama, Mama Rosie, Grandma Rosie, Aunt Rosie, and Sister Reid by her church family. She was the biological mother of nine children (eight are alumni of Pratville Primary and Infant School) but she adopted and fostered countless others. She had strong faith in God and trusted in Him to provide for her children and the many she housed and fed in the community.


Check out the contributions made by The Rose Anne Reid Foundation to the students of Pratville Primary and Infant School.


The Rose Ann Reid Essay Competition commenced January 18, 2021, with grades 5 and 6 at Pratville Primary and Infant School. We understood that the students needed an outlet to express themselves while engaging their writing skills in a non-traditional environment. This competition encourages students to challenge themselves and explore different writing styles to ultimately strengthen their writing skills. Click on the links to view the essay prompts and winners. Good luck to everyone!


The RARF team is dedicated to the overall mission and vision of the Foundation and the legacy of Miss Rosie. We strive to effectively execute programs and operations while keeping the needs and desires of the students and schools we serve at the forefront. All team members are the offspring of Mama Rosie and part of the board of directors at The Rose Ann Reid Foundation.

Wayne Merchant Sr.


TaEisha McGinnis M.S.

Vice President

Verlin Gayle


La Shae Eugene M.S. Ed


Delwin K. Ellington



Sunday, March 31, 2024

8am – 11am


John Prince Park

6th Ave South

Lake Worth Beach, FL 33461

United States


Pratville Primary and Infant School is in the small town of Pratville in Manchester, Jamaica. The current physical state of the school is deplorable. Mold, termites, rust, and hazardous decay are what the students must endure daily. Our vision is to build the students a new school and equip them with the tools they’ll need to thrive in their current environment which will allow them the opportunity to succeed throughout their lives. This walk will assist us in achieving our goal. We need your help to continue making a difference!

Walk Registration

$50 Adults (18 and Older)

$30 Kids/Youth (6-17)

$0 Infants-5

Walk T-Shirt: $20

Please click the link below to complete registration.


$250 sponsorship opportunity with banner advertisement.

All payments and donations must be made to:

Zelle: donate@theroseannreidfoundation.org

Cashapp: $THERARF



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