The pandemic put a strain on many this past year, including non-profit organization Rosie's Gracious Heart. The non-profit serves the southside of San Antonio’s special needs community by providing food, clothing, hygiene, and school supplies when there is a need. They have also provided Easter, Back-to-school, and Christmas events for the residents of Mission Road Development Center for the past four years.
Rosie's Gracious Heart celebrated their new location grand opening and ribbon cutting at 2402 S Hackberry St, San Antonio, TX 78210, this Friday, July 30, 2021 from 11:30am - 1:30pm and had an open house along with entertainment from 5:30pm - 7:30pm. All the community was welcomed to join in on the festivities and learn about what services and classes they'll be providing for the Southside community.
The nonprofit's ribbon cutting ceremony was lead by the Business Association of San Antonio, and several local business owners and community leaders were in attendance as well.
The mission of the new location is to provide therapy; activities such as art, music, and dance therapy; as well as enhancing social skills and life skills during all activities.
Rosie’s Gracious Heart is a dream that came to mind in November of 2016 after the tragic passing of Founder Cynthia Garcia's mother, Rosie.
She had worked with children with special needs for over 30 years for Northside Independent School District. Rosie had a servant’s heart, always giving of her time, loving life, showed compassion to the children she worked with as well as others. After retiring from Northside Independent School District, she went to work as a two-year-old teacher at Castle Hills Learning Center, and lastly worked as a door greeter at Wal-Mart where her heart would shine thru her smile making friends with everyone she met. "Mom loved life, her heart continues to live on thru the blessings that are shared with others thru this organization. We may have lost her physically here with us, but her memory and legacy will live on with Rosie’s Gracious Heart.. ", mentions Garcia.