CSP-Sac has donated toys to 165 children this holiday season.


By Lt. Bryan Donahoo, AA/PIO

California State Prison-Sacramento

The employees at California State Prison-Sacramento (CSP-SAC) – in partnership with Next Move, formerly named the Sacramento Area Emergency Housing Center – have provided holiday gifts for 65 children for the Christmas holiday.

This is the second gift giving program the institution participated in this year, bringing the total number of children served to 165 for 2013.

Ornaments created by the children were hung from tiny Christmas trees placed around the institution providing the first name, age, sex, and clothing size of each child.

Staff members donated new clothes, shoes, blankets, baby supplies, toys, and bikes based on the needs and wish list placed on the ornaments.

The institution’s Community Resource Manager, Marc Elia, has established partnerships with this and similar programs over the past six years providing staff the opportunity to give back to their community by helping those less fortunate.

“The staff at CSP-SAC are outstanding at supporting those in need, and their generosity is humbling to observe during these tough economic times.  It’s an honor to be able to represent them to the community,” he said.


From left, Community Resource Manager Marc Elia, AW Laura Eldridge, CDW Jeff Macomber, Capt. Joe Stewart, Warden Tim V. Virga, and Executive Director of Next Moves Carolyn Brodt.