RHS students offer assistance to 'Project Warmth'

Some of Riverside High School's "Project Warmth" volunteers.
Staff Writer

Several years ago, then-Riverside High School student Jessica Chrisp had the idea to start a club where students knitted, crocheted or loomed hats and scarves for those in need. Soon afterward, Women and Real Men Touching Hearts (aka Project Warmth) met in Kristin Tomlinson’s room during lunch hour to turn Chrisp’s idea into reality.
When enough items were completed, students voted o where to send them. Among the destinations were Crosswalk, the Hutton Settlement, Sacred Heart Medical Center’s natal intensive care unit, the Women and Children’s Crisis Center and the Union Gospel Mission.
This school year, the club has not slowed down. Community member Mary George has help teach the students knitting skills.
The students teamed up with Central Valley High School’s blanket drive and donated their hats and scarves to Blessing Under the Bridge, Sally’s House and other organizations that help people in need.