Rose Hills began serving families in the Los Angeles metropolitan area in 1914. For more than a century, we’ve cared for the people here as friends and neighbors. Rose Hills is dedicated to giving back and providing charitable support to national and local programs, as well as celebrating and honoring the many different cultures of our diverse community at events throughout the year.
As a member of the Dignity Memorial® network, we proudly contribute to the American Diabetes Association. Since 2007, Dignity Memorial providers nationwide have raised nearly $400,000 for the American Diabetes Association through local fundraising efforts. We also support dozens of programs close to home and work hard to be responsible stewards of the gifts and resources afforded us.
Keep reading to learn more about our community efforts and public events.
For Rose Hills employees, caring is a profession—but it’s also a passion. Members of our team regularly come together at work and on their own time to show their support for a number of important causes. Whether collecting nonperishable goods for food banks, gathering toys for children in need, donating blood for emergencies or raising money for diabetes and breast cancer research, we care about the world and are proud to be making an impact in the Whittier community and beyond.
Wild animals are an important part of our ecosystem, and we make every effort to protect those who make their homes in the cemetery. Rose Hills partners with the Audubon Society in its bluebird restoration project, and a large population of bluebirds lives in our Gate 10 area. When you visit the park, you might also spot mule deer, coyotes, cottontail rabbits, red-tailed hawks, swallows and indigenous reptiles. Please enjoy—but do not feed—the wildlife.
Amid concerns about drought and water shortages, we're committed to protecting California’s natural resources. From our own wells, Rose Hills supplies potable water for 8,000 families to municipal utilities and buys back 3,500 gallons of recycled water annually. Rose Hills uses recycled water for 100 percent of its irrigation and landscape maintenance.
Homeless Veterans Burial Program
Rose Hills participates in the Dignity Memorial® Homeless Veterans Burial Program. The program ensures that eligible homeless and indigent veterans receive dignified burial services and military honors at no charge. It is a cooperative effort among Dignity Memorial providers, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Veteran Service Organizations, local medical examiners, coroners and other veterans advocates.
At Rose Hills Memorial Park & Mortuary, we celebrate life. During the year, we hold events for various groups at a number of locations on the property. Among them are an Easter sunrise service, a winter holiday candlelight service, the Ching Ming Amitabha Sutra service and Our Lady of Guadalupe celebration. Veterans events include a well-attended Memorial Day celebration and welcome home services.