From left to right are Community Resources Manager Marc Elia, Linda Gunn, Warden Jeff Macomber and Rich Dunn.

From left to right are Community Resources Manager Marc Elia, Linda Gunn, Warden Jeff Macomber and Rich Dunn.

By Lt. Stephan Riley, AA/Public Information Officer
California State Prison, Sacramento

The employees at California State Prison-Sacramento (SAC), in partnership with Next Move – formally known as  the Sacramento Area Emergency Housing Center – and Sacramento County Child Protection Service’s “Gifts from the Heart” Program, are celebrating 27 years of gift giving by providing holiday presents to 200 children between the ages of 3 months and 18 years.

CSP-Sacramento Acting Warden Jeff Macomber said he was proud of the staff for establishing and maintaining such a tradition.

“I am thankful for having such caring staff to provide gifts for those children in need and providing happiness to them,” Warden Macomber said.

Each season, over 90 community organizations and private sponsors donate more than 10,000 gifts to a few thousand vulnerable and isolated clients who would otherwise be without holiday gifts.

“Gifts from the Heart” is an annual holiday gift-giving program which operates on donations and benefits children and seniors in the care of Department of Health and Human Services.

This program is administered by staff and volunteers, and is typically in high gear during the month of December when the gifts are distributed county-wide to program recipients.

For more information on Gifts from the Heart, visit https://www.dhhs.saccounty.net/Admin/VOL/Pages/GI-GFTH-Questions-Answers.aspx

(Editor’s Note: Some websites may not be accessible from a CDCR computer.)

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