Texas,Stuffed toy,Crochet

Texas inmates crochet stuffed animals for kids

December 24, 2016
in Kids

KYLE, TX (KTRK) -- It's a sight you don't see very often: a group of male inmates sitting around tables full of colorful yarn. The group of Kyle Correctional Center inmates are actually crocheting stuffed animals for kids who may not have a toy sitting under their Christmas tree this year. The inmates teamed up with the Kyle Police Department the week before Christmas and donated 50 stuffed animals to their Blue Santa program. The correctional center only started the program one month ago. "A lot of people snickered that I was bringing in a crochet project to a men's institution," said Kyle Correctional Center Warden Deanna Branham. But what those people didn't know was how successful the program would be. Branham says dozens of inmates have opted to be a part of the program, and seem to be learning valuable lessons. Because the program has become so popular, the inmates will continue making the stuffed animals through the holiday season and...

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