St. Thomas students help out Restoration House _lowres

Photo provided by Michelle Chauvin -- St. Thomas Aquinas Regional Catholic High School Principal Jose Becerra, front left, presents a $1,300 check to Beth Davis, of the Restoration House. The money was collected from students as part of the Baby Bottle Campaign. In back from left are Allie Ridgell, Caroline Ingraffia, Morgan Busch, William Daley, Jennifer Paille, Madison Lymon and Megan Davis, members of Connie Irby’s Family and Consumer Sciences classes who made and donated 90 baby blankets to Restoration House.

Students from St. Thomas Aquinas Regional Catholic High School in Hammond recently completed two projects supporting Hammond’s Restoration House Pregnancy Resource Center.

Campus Ministry’s Pro-Life Team and the Micah 6:8 organization held the annual Baby Bottle Drive in October, in which students donated their loose change to fill baby bottles. Those bottles and the $1,300 that was collected were donated to Restoration House. The Catholic Church recognizes October as “Respect for Life” month.

Connie Irby’s Family and Consumer Science classes also learned to make “no-sew” blankets made from fleece purchased by the students, who completed 90 baby blankets and donated them to Restoration House for the mothers who use its services.

Restoration House is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping women and families who are experiencing an unplanned pregnancy, a news release said.