D.J. Cunning, Correctional Counselor II at CSATF/SP, as Santa gets an appreciative hug from a student. Sgt. Long, right, was Santa’s helper.

By Lt. Erick Smith, PIO AA
California Substance Abuse Treatment Facility and State Prison, Corcoran

Employees from the CSATF/SP in partnership with Golden One Credit Union recently passed out Christmas gifts to all of the children in the Alpaugh School District.

They repeated the act this week at the Corcoran Emergency Aide, a non-profit charity organization, this week.

The charity helps keep children in school by providing food, clothing, furniture and household items to individuals or family in emergencies.

Holiday aid to the community is a long tradition at CSATF/SP. For example, last year staff collected and distributed more than 350 gifts and bicycles as part of Project Santa.

Sgt. Vigarino, left, and Sgt. Long help distribute presents to children at the Alpaugh School District.

Students at Alpaugh School District express their gratitude for the holiday presents and cheer distributed by staff of CSATF/SP.