Winter Texans donate over 150 handmade quilts to PSJA ISD elementary students

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Texas Border Business

PHARR – Winter Texan volunteers from the Linus Project Paradise Resort donated 172 handmade quilts to Pre-Kinder/Head Start students at Berta Palacios Elementary in Pharr on Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018.

The annual quilt donation is possible thanks to nearly 40 Winter Texas who volunteer their time throughout the year to make the quilts for the students just in time for Winter, according to the Linus Project Paradise Resort Chairman Barton Roth.

“Seeing the kids smile and thank us means a lot to us,” said Roth who leads the annual quilt initiative. “We hope the kids treasure the quilts throughout their years of school and always remember that somebody gave them something special.”

According to the Berta Palacios Elementary Principal Michelle Cardoza, the staff and students are very grateful to be selected as a recipient of the quilts.

“We know the quilts are handmade with love,” said Cardoza. “Thank you so much to everyone who donates their time to this initiative.”

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