Additionally, numerous winter accessories were collected and donated to Maddies’ Mitten March.

Spreading cheer: Aurora school administrators donate cash, winter gear to needy

AURORA, Ill., Dec. 23, 2020 — West Aurora School District 129 administration center members recently donated funds and winter gear to holiday drives.

Maddies’ Mitten March
Madeline Bozik of North Aurora with gloves/mittens. (Source: Facebook Maddie’s Mitten March)

According to the district’s weekly e-newsletter, nearly $1,000 was raised to give 19 District 129 students in need a happy holiday season through the Angel Tree Project.

Additionally, numerous winter accessories were collected and donated to Maddies’ Mitten March. Madeline Bozik of North Aurora, a 2017 West Aurora graduate, founded and directs the nonprofit that collects clothing and monetary donations to aid needy Kane County residents.

Bozik, a mechanical engineering major at Bradley University in Peoria, uses two buses to collect, store and distribute coats, gloves, mittens, scarves, hats and boots. For more, visit mittenmobile.com/donate.


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Al Benson
Freelance Photo-Journalist

Al Benson is an Aurora-based freelance photo-journalist. He is currently an archives research specialist at Aurora University. His work has appeared in The Voice, The Daily Herald, The Beacon-News, and the Chicago Tribune.



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