The Mission in the News

Jan 28, 2014

Rosie's Helps Our Kids Celebrate Birthdays


Rosie’s Birthday Club, which provides birthday parties for underprivileged children in the Rockford area, held a special celebration for about 18 children Sunday, Jan. 26, at the Mission’s Women’s Crisis Center. Volunteers included Tom Connelly, Vicki Benson, Yvonne Busker and Kelly Vinje.

The goal of Rosie’s Birthday Club is “to provide and deliver a present to children in the Rockford area who may otherwise not receive a gift on their birthday," according to the group's mission statement. "Our focus is to work with community centers, churches, and other organizations that serve children. We believe that children, no matter their circumstances, should be honored and made to feel special on the one day of the year that belongs just to them!”

Rosie's now plans to hold birthday parties each month for children staying in our care at the Women’s Crisis Center.