|North Carolina Department of Public Safety|
Pamlico inmates give back to community at Christmas
|BAYBORO, Dec. 1 - Inmates at Pamlico Correctional
Institution have found a way to give something back to the local community
during this holiday season.
The Menís Service Club, a group of inmates that generally provides services to the inmate population, chose to donate $300 to the Pamlico Senior Center for the Meals-on-Wheels program.
The Service Club, under the supervision of Stanley Stephenson, Programs Supervisor, earns money through recycling aluminum cans and taking and selling photos to fellow inmates during visitation.
The money generated is to be spent on improving the lives of the inmates such as purchasing Christmas gifts. However, this year they voted to spend a portion of their funds on the elderly in Pamlico County. "Even though these men are incarcerated, they feel the need to give back to the community," said Stephenson. "Many of them have elderly parents."
"This is great," said Linda Potter, Director of the Senior Center. "This donation will enable us to expand the Meals-on-Wheels program to other needy seniors who may not otherwise be covered."
Superintendent Robert Hines said he was impressed with the decision of the Menís Club and remarked, "Christmas brings out the best in everyone."
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