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Hiland Mountain Inmates Raise $3,000 for Group Home Gifts

In 2013 Hiland Mountain Correctional Center has teamed up with Catholic Social Services for their annual giveback program for Christmas, an outreach to the community to give back and help make the holiday season special for those in need. Catholic Social Services has a group of four boys who live with them; Catholic Social Services is their guardian. Without this guardianship these boys would be essentially homeless.
They have a “mother” who lives with them 24/7, who the agency calls a coaching parent. She is personally involved in all the day to day details of their lives. Due to confidentiality, Catholic Social Services only gave us a list consisting of the first letter of each boy’s name and their age. The list also included the boys list of gifts that they wanted for Christmas.

Hiland Mountain Correctional Center and the Prisoner Clubs purchased items for this group which consisted of the following:

  • gifts purchased for the dayroom for all to share were an Xbox One game console with three (3) games.
  • The house mother received a basket full of bath gifts, a quilt, and a $200 gift certificate. (this gift is for the boys to give to the house mother as a thank you for all she does).
  • The first boy R-18 received the following: quilt, Kindle Fire, headphones, $100 Amazon card for the kindle, Century movie tickets, Two Hoodie sweatshirts, Two Sweatpants.
  • The second boy A-16 received the following: Quilt, Snowboarding Jacket, hat and gloves, $100 iTunes card, Century movie tickets, Two Hoodie sweatshirts, two Sweatpants.
  • The third boy D-17 received the following: quilt, soccer ball, running shoes, running shorts / shirt, $100 I tunes card, Century movie tickets, two Hoodie sweatshirts, two Sweatpants.
  • The fourth boy K-16 received the following: quilt, Kindle Fire, Headphones, $100 Amazon card for the kindle, Century movie tickets, two Hoodie sweatshirts, two sweatpants.

These items will be delivered to Catholic Social Services on December 19, 2013. The total spend on this giveback is approximately $3,000.