The Tiger Den

When several San Jacinto High School students realized there are students in need (homeless and financially challenged), they wanted to do something to help. The group learned that Ms. Camacho, who was the school’s Parent/Community Liaison had a storage container of donated clothing and they developed a plan to create a space where people could go and get items they need with dignity. 

The students enlisted the help of Assistant Principal, Coach Powell and Teacher, Mr. Spriggs to secure an area on SJHS's campus for the new benevolence closet, called the Tiger Den.


Students led a team of student volunteers in organizing and cleaning the space. Mr. Cain's welding students contributed to the project by fabricating the steel clothing racks. Students unpacked, categorized and hung the clothes. Student leaders maintain the closet and have expanded the operation to include hygiene kits with the help of the City Council. Recently the students had a clothing drive to ensure the closet is fully stocked. 

The project is a success and students have been able to gain access to clothing and hygiene supplies. In the spring the students overseeing this project plan to reach out to middle and elementary schools to help students create their own benevolence closets. 


Check out this article by Diane Rhodes of The Valley News, which includes quotes from several staff members and students! The article is featured on the front page of the November 25, 2022 printed version of the paper which can be purchased in several local stores.

We are so proud of these students and the compassion they display and the action they took to help others!