PHARR - Members of the Paradise Resort Linus Project donated 284 quilts to students in three Pharr-San Juan-Alamo (PSJA) schools.

Each year, Winter Texans volunteer through the Paradise Resort Linus Project in Pharr to make more than 700 quilts for students and community members in need out of donated materials. This year, the project selected Palacios Elementary, Longoria Elementary and Guerra Elementary as the recipient schools for their donations.

"We wanted to stick close to home and give back to students at PSJA," said Barton Roth an organizer with the Paradise Resort Linus Project. "It's a great heartwarming feeling to know that our quilts will help warm a child."

For Michelle Cardoza, Principal at Palacios Elementary, the quilts are a very much needed donation.

"We are very lucky to have been selected for these quilts," said Cardoza. "We're happy that they will be able to take them home."