On January 27, 2016 starting at 10-3p.m. hours, families, veterans and other valley residents facing homelessness will have the opportunity to receive numerous services at the annual Mat-Su Valley Project Homeless Connect located at Curtis D. Menard Memorial Sports Center in Wasilla. The prisoners at Palmer Correctional Center and a DOC staff member funded and donated items to this community outreach program.
The prisoners at the Medium Facility handcrafted crocheted items for the Mat-Su Valley Project Homeless Connect. The prisoners displayed compassion, caring, and kindness for others which are integral steps toward positive changes by donating these custom crafted items. Total donations: 250 hats, 250 scarves and 86 blankets.
The prisoners at the Minimum Facility handcrafted 20 crocheted toys for children. The Special Assistant II to the Commissioner, Mr. Phil Cole donated 250 hand warmers and polar-tech material, so the minimum prisoners could sew 19 fleece gloves for the Homeless Connect Project.