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Women's Honor Farm inmates donate handmade items to Central Coast cancer center

Posted at 5:23 PM, Oct 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-29 20:34:49-04

The San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's Office Women's Honor Farm Sewing Program donated over 100 handmade items local cancer patients.

The donations were made to the Mission Hope Cancer Center in Arroyo Grande. The items included hats, scarves and blankets.

Correctional Sergeant Lacey Silveira shared, "It's great to see the female honor farm inmates build a sense of self-confidence in their accomplishments and pride when they complete a project. They are proud to give back. Our hope is to foster that pride and self-confidence to their re-entry into the community."

The Women's Honor Farm Sewing Program began in 2013 to support local organizations throughout the county.

All of the items are made by inmates of the San Luis Obispo County Jail from donated materials and fabrics.

Honor Farm Sewing Program participant Ecstacia Willis said, “It was nice to do this knowing that we can play a part in comforting someone in their time of need, just giving them a blanket to keep them warm.”

Those who would like to join in supporting cancer patients at Mission Hope Cancer Center, Arroyo Grande can visit or call Arroyo Grande Community Hospital Foundation at (805) 994-5421.