Each year during Catholic Schools week the students of St. Rose of Lima Catholic School have the opportunity to bring in change and make donations towards selected charities in exchange for “free dress” days during the week. Recently, principal, Rosanne Gallia, presented a check for $825 to Turtle Wing Foundation as a result of this community service project. St. Rose of Lima has a long history with Turtle Wing. It hosted the first Fundamental Learning Lab and also is the home of the Jack Hooper Prayer Garden. The St. Rose Parish was hugely supportive of the Hooper family when Jack passed and has remained a central part of their faith family.
Turtle Wing has been providing Early Intervention, Supplemental Services and Community Education & Advocacy programming to children and families from Colorado, Fayette, Lavaca and surrounding counties with academic, social-emotional, behavioral and/or developmental needs since 2012. Last year over 300 children received direct services with thousands more benefiting indirectly through education and advocacy work. To learn more about Turtle Wing Foundation visit www.turtlewingfoundation.org or contact Managing Director, Susie Shank, at 979-505-5090.
Picture: Susie Shank/Turtle Wing Managing Director with Rosanne Gallia/St. Rose School Principal