Annual collection benefits clients of the Dominican Literacy Center in Aurora
Rosary High School’s Alumnae Association sponsored its annual "Cozy Christmas" drive to collect warm winter items for the Dominican Literacy Center in Aurora.
Items collected included hats, gloves, scarves, slippers, socks, and blankets. The Center, like Rosary High School, is sponsored by the Dominican Sisters of Springfield, Illinois. The Center’s mission is to help women learn to read, write and speak English within an atmosphere of mutual respect and dignity.
Donations came in from alumnae, an area knitting group, and Rosary's new Knitting & Crocheting Club. Fans also donated to the project as admission to the November 29 Royals basketball game. For the second year, we offered an amazon.com wish list so alumnae across the country could donate. Thank you to all who donated!
Representatives delivered the boxes and bags of items December 9, and were able to learn more about the program and meet some of the tutors and clients. Rosary also donated a 60th Anniversary ornament for the literacy center's beautiful Christmas tress.
Pictured are Rosary alumnae Mary Lou (Solfisberg '68) Scanlon, Mary Kukla ('06), and alumnae association president Nadia (Simek '09) Schweisthal, with Alison Brzezinski (ESL Tutoring Coordinator) and Sister Kathleen Ryan, OP (Administrator) of the Dominican Literacy Center.