SBWCC inmates make scarves for homeless, baby hats for NICU

women stand for photo with ccm Doucet
By James Doucet, Correctional Case Manager, South Boise Women’s Correctional Center

With a desire to give back to the community, a group of ladies from South Boise Women’s Correctional Center, along with Correctional Case Manager James Doucet, came up with the idea to make scarves for the homeless and baby hats for those families whose newborns are in the NICU. 

With donated yarn, the ladies got to work and started crocheting the items.  Over the course of five weeks, the ladies completed 98 baby hats and 75 scarves. 

The completed baby hats were donated to St. Luke’s hospital by five women involved in the project, along with CCM Doucet and Program Manager Anderson on August 27, 2019.  Kendall Connors, Director of the NICU, accepted the donation.  

At this time, the project is ongoing.  The focus is now on completing additional scarves so the homeless community in the treasure valley and surrounding areas across the state, can benefit and keep warm throughout the colder months.  

A special recognition to the ladies involved as they have been working diligently to support a great cause.

Story published: 09/03/2019
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