FAIRFIELD — California State Prison Solano once again joined with the Vacaville Christmas Wish program to help 125 children this holiday season.
This is the 31st year for Vacaville Christmas Wish. It’s estimated that the program will have a 10 percent increased need over last year and will serve approximately 3,300 children in 2013, according to a press release issued by Marlaina Dernoncourt of California State Prison Solano.
“Staff here at Solano look forward to contributing to this program every year and are glad to be able to give back to the community,” said Warden Eric Arnold. “Our staff here at Solano are continually looking for ways to give back to the community. I am very happy and proud to be part of such a giving team.”
The nonprofit Vacaville Christmas Wish helps abused, neglected and under privileged children in foster care, of the working poor and those on assistance programs. Families go through a screened process through the Family Resource Center.
Red ornaments are made with the child’s name, age, gender and number of children in the family. They are given three wishes. Much of the wishes included necessary items such as warm clothes, socks, bedding and backpacks plus dolls, strollers and blocks.
In addition to CSP, other agencies that participated included California Medical Facility, various fire and police departments, local churches and members of the community, Dernoncourt said.
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