Students collect toys


November 18, 2013


The following news release is shared on behalf of KCC's Public Safety and Security class.


Contact: Teena Calkin, KCC teacher
Phone: (907) 742-8996


Public Safety and Security students to create smiles for a child


The King Career Center's Public Safety and Security class is conducting its annual class community service project that pairs the class with the Palmer Correctional Center in Sutton and ASD's Child in Transition program for homeless youth.


Students in the Public Safety and Security class are collecting new, unwrapped toys. The class will facilitate distribution of the toys to children of incarcerated inmates at the correctional center and homeless children within the district.


The goal of the students in the criminal justice class is to work with others in hopes that they can bring a smile to a child during the holiday season.


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


For gifts donated for the Child in Transition program, wrapping paper will be provided to the families so they may have the fun of wrapping them.


The class is looking to retailers for assistance in providing gifts as well as postage for those that are out of state.  Anyone wishing to donate gifts, gift cards or postage, may contact KCC Teacher Teena Calkin at 742-8996 or


Additionally, collection boxes are set up at the following locations through Dec. 13:





Strands Hair Salon

Back in Motion Chiropractic

Weidner & Associates

Gentle Care Dental Center

King Career Center

ASD Education Center




Krazy Moose Subs

Very Berry Cool Yogurt

Taylored Restoration

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