KCC students collect gifts for children


November 19, 2012


The following news release is shared on behalf of the King Career Center.


November 19, 2012


Contact: Teena Calkin
King Career Center
Phone: 907-742-8996
Email: calkin_teena@asdk12.org


Students in the King Career Center's Public Safety and Security class are conducting a community service project that pairs them with the Palmer Correctional Center in Sutton, Alaska. The project, called Smiles for a Child, will benefit children in need during the holiday season.


"Incarcerated parents are usually unable to give their child a gift at Christmas," said Teena Calkin, the course instructor. "The students in this criminal justice class are working with the correctional facility in hopes that they can bring a smile to a child during the holiday season."


The gifts will be wrapped and either shipped or delivered to inmate's children. For those who can travel to the correctional facility, a special visitation is provided to allow inmates to give their children the gift in person.


This year, collection boxes have been set up at the following locations:

  • ASD Education Center – Anchorage
  • Back in Motion Chiropractic – Anchorage
  • Gensco – Anchorage
  • Ferguson – Anchorage and Wasilla
  • King Career Center – Anchorage
  • Krazy Moose Subs - Wasilla
  • Strands Hair Salon – Anchorage
  • Very Berry Cool Yogurt – Wasilla
  • Tres Chic Salon – Anchorage.


The class is looking to local retailers for assistance in providing gifts as well as postage for those that are out of state.If you are interested in donating gifts or postage, contact Teena Calkin 742-8996 or calkin_teena@asdk12.org.

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