Friday, December 14, 2012

WHS Senior Project Aims to Warm Hearts

Washougal High School senior Cheyenne Dady is definitely warming hearts as well as warming those in need through her senior project.  Cady's Warming Hearts campaign has collected several hundred new and gently used hats, scarves, coats and mittens to be distributed to the homeless.

Dady set out donation boxes at area businesses and has been overwhelmed by the amount of giving from the community and the impact she is feeling.  “At first, it was more about getting a good grade,” she said. “But now the best part is being able to hand out the coats personally and meet who I’m helping.”

She will continue to collect items through Saturday, Dec. 22.  She has also established a Warming Hearts account at Riverview Bank for donations. This is just another example of the great community service that many Washougal High School seniors undertake as a part of their Senior Project.

Cheyenne's project was also featured in this week's Camas Washougal Post Record.