Kindness closet benefits San Jacinto High School students

San Jacinto High School juniors Kyahanna Jones and Josh Ramirez organize clothing on racks made by welding students for the Tiger Den benevolence closet. Valley News/Diane A. Rhodes photo
When several students at San Jacinto High School realized they had classmates who were financially challenged and/or homeless, they wanted to do something to help. Enlisting the support of U.S. World History teacher Jesse Spriggs and Assistant Principal Bill Powell, a secluded area that had been utilized as a teachers’ break room and storage area was transformed into the Tiger Den. Since it was established, the benevolence closet has been a popular resource for new and gently used clothing items, shoes and outerwear.Kyahanna Jones, who serves as manager of the Tiger Den, said her role is to check on the room almost every day to see if stock needs to be replenished or if she and other key students need to organize and straighten things up. Josh Ramirez, also a 16-year-old junior, over
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