Madison Correctional donates ‘Hope for the Holidays’

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(Posted Dec. 15, 2022)

By Jeff Pfeil, Staff Photographer

Through their Hope for the Holidays program, Madison Correctional Institution has been donating items to Madison County Job & Family Services for more than 20 years. This year, offenders knitted 100 hats and 25 lap blankets, made 435 bookmarks, donated toys and gifts, and presented a check for $1,600. Offenders hold fundraisers throughout the year. The institution’s staff also buys and donates gifts.

Offenders and staff members from Madison Correctional Institution, as well as representatives from Madison County Job & Family Services, pose with the gifts the insitution donated to benefit Madison County children.
Representatives from Madison County Job & Family Services–(from left) Rhoni Newman, Chrissy Boyd and Tina Garcia–stand in front of the check donated by offenders from Madison Correctional Institution.
Lieut. Sarah Bankers, coordinator of Madison Correctional’s Hope for the Holidays, speaks to offenders and staff members before certificates of appreciation are presented to staff members who participated in the program.

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