I am so enjoying finding news worth sharing this month. Today, I found the best story yet, in my mind!
The news story that I found comes from the South Central Correctional Facility in Licking, Missouri.
The story is about a special rehabilitation program that has been operating for ten years. Prisoners housed at South Central are given the opportunity to spend much of their time sewing personalized quilts for children living in foster care. (Click on the link above and read the story! It is brief and well worth your time. 💖)
I cannot find anything regarding the origins of this program but it is beautiful. It gives prisoners a sense of dignity, self-worth, and pride. All are traits that will serve them well in prison and on the outside following their release. The personalized quilts that they make give their recipients security and self-worth, knowing someone cared about them. Traits that will give them confidence as they grow out of foster care and into their adult lives.
Every life is precious. Every man, woman, and child needs and deserves the opportunity to feel valued, appreciated, and respected. Programs like this, that accomplish that goal, are amazing and seldom get the recognition they deserve. Which is a pity, because these programs need recognition to get the funding and support necessary to continue.
That is all I have for today. Sometime this month, I plan to touch on Correctional Facilities and Foster Care in Saskatchewan. But not today. Today is a day for a bit of good news. 🤗
Take care and have a great day! 💞