RCL helps Working Mothers Day Nursery with $8K donation

May 8, 2011 • Local News

Roswell Community League made an $8,000 donation to Working [auth] Mothers Day Nursery, Thursday.

“It’s going to help equip our new classrooms so that we can serve at least 30 more children,” Kathleen Alonzo, the nursery’s director, said. “To those 30 more children, it’s extremely important.”

According to Alonzo, the donation will also help the non-profit daycare absorb cuts in state funding. The donation was made possible through RCL’s silent purse auction benefit and fundraiser for Working Mothers on April 14, at Pecos Flavors Winery. About 100 people participated in the event.

“Some of our older (league) members that used to work at the Working Day Mothers Nursery … showed up. It was neat to see some of the ladies that really were original,” Megan Rhodes, RCL president, said.

For the RCL, the donation is special, considering its history with Working Mothers.

In 1958, a group of RCL women helped found the center. According to Rhodes, RCL wanted to “refocus” its attention with the donation.

“We felt that we hadn’t really donated in a couple of years, and wanted to make sure that this organization stayed afloat … we definitely saw a purpose for a donation,” Rhodes said.

Working Day Mothers Nursery, a United Way Agency, has been in Roswell since 1958 and at its current location, 500 E. Bland St., for 20 years. The non-profit organization helps assist low income families with daycare and educational services during the day.

“All of the funding that we receive through United Way is used to provide scholarships for families,” Alonzo said. “We provide childcare services, but we believe that we provide more than that. As we’re teaching the children, we’re teaching them social skills, nutritional skills — hopefully things that they’ll carry into their life in a positive way.”

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One Response to RCL helps Working Mothers Day Nursery with $8K donation

  1. shayck240 says:

    Maybe now they can afford better stable doors for their classrooms and prevent children from getting injured like in the past and other safety equipment or items they lacked. That’s if they spend it on something for that daycare instead of on themselves.

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