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Rosie’s Gracious Heart opens new location on Southeast Side to help people with disabilities

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The pandemic put a pressure on many this previous year, together with nonprofit group Rosie’s Gracious Heart.

The nonprofit serves the South Side of San Antonio’s particular wants group by offering meals, clothes, hygiene and college provides when there’s a want. They have additionally offered Easter, back-to-school and Christmas occasions for the residents of Mission Road Development Center for the previous 4 years.


Easter basket from Rosie’s Gracious Heart. (Live From the Southside Magazine)

Rosie’s Gracious Heart celebrated their new location grand opening and ribbon cutting at 2402 S. Hackberry St. on July 30, and afterward had an open home alongside with leisure. All the group was welcomed to take part on the festivities and study what providers and lessons they’ll be offering for the South Side group.

The nonprofit’s ribbon-cutting ceremony was led by the Business Association of San Antonio, and several other native business homeowners and group leaders had been in attendance as properly.

The mission of the new location is to present remedy and actions comparable to artwork, music, and dance remedy, in addition to improve social expertise and life expertise throughout all actions.

Rosie’s Gracious Heart is a dream that got here to thoughts in November of 2016 after the tragic passing of founder Cynthia Garcia’s mom, Rosie.

She had labored with youngsters with particular wants for over 30 years for Northside Independent School District. Rosie had a servant’s coronary heart, all the time giving of her time, loving life and exhibiting compassion to the kids she labored with in addition to others.


After retiring from NISD, she went to work as a two-year instructor at Castle Hills Learning Center and lastly as a door greeter at Wal-Mart, the place her coronary heart would shine via her smile making associates with everybody she met.

“Mom loved life, her heart continues to live on through the blessings that are shared with others through this organization,” mentions Garcia. “We may have lost her physically here with us, but her memory and legacy will live on with Rosie’s Gracious Heart.”

Rosie’s Gracious Heart is a dream that got here to thoughts after the tragic passing of founder Cynthia Garcia’s mom, Rosie. (Live From the Southside Magazine)

This article initially appeared on Live from the Southside.

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