Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Gift for Kids Program

Citizen's Advisory Committee of Chuckawalla Valley (CVSP) and Ironwood (ISP) Participate

The Citizen's Advisory Committee of Chuckawalla Valley (CVSP) and Ironwood (ISP) state prisons conducted the "Gifts for Kids Program" on Dec. 15 at the Colorado River Fairgrounds in Blythe. More than 100 families from the community had the opportunity to choose from gifts provided in part by the committee, the Chicano Correctional Workers Association and Dollar Tree.

This year, 81 doll cribs were constructed by inmates who are involved with various vocational training such as landscaping, mill and cabinet work, carpentry, welding, sewing, upholstery, roofing, plumbing, and auto body duties at the institutions.

The wood for the cribs was donated by the local ACE Hardware; handmade quilts, which accompanied the cribs and dolls, were quilted by Palo Verde Valley Quilt Guild members.

City Councilman Sam Patel donated all the licensing and registration for each of the 61 bicycles that were among the gifts.