Students make ‘Snuggies for Service’ a success

Donation benefits the Portland Rescue Mission

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Key Club members proudly display the snuggies they made for the homeless. Pictured (right to left) are Brianna Scott, Ariel Orasud, Yu-An Lin, Christine Nghiem, Cassidy Hines, Kelly Wourms, Atalie Allen and Nick Jaech.

The Camas High School Key Club recently raised nearly $700 on behalf of the Portland Rescue Mission.

But instead of handing over a check, Key Club members got personally involved and used the money to purchase fleece to make snuggies for the homeless. Snuggies are wearable blankets with sleeves.

Sixteen club members and four adult volunteers gathered recently in the CHS library to cut, pin and sew the snuggies. After three hours of work, they’d completed 52 snuggies.

The project was organized by Key Club Vice President Ariel Orasud.

The adult volunteers included community member Dianne Kane, CHS staff members Karen Nicholson and Sherry Keene, and Key Club mom Tricia Hines.

The remaining money was used to purchase socks for the mission and the remainder will be given as a cash donation.

Key Club is the largest club at CHS with nearly 200 members.