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ARROYO GRANDE, CA – October 29, 2020 – The San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office Women’s Honor Farm Sewing Program donated over 100 handmade items including hats, scarves and blankets to Mission Hope Cancer Center, Arroyo Grande to support local cancer patients.
Correctional Sergeant Lacey Silveira shared, "It's great to see the female honor farm inmates build a sense of self-confidence in their accomplishments and pride when they complete a project. They are proud to give back. Our hope is to foster that pride and self-confidence to their re-entry into the community."
Honor Farm Sewing Program participant Ecstacia Willis said, “It was nice to do this knowing that we can play a part in comforting someone in their time of need, just giving them a blanket to keep them warm.”
Fellow participant Lisa Becerra shared a similar sentiment. “For me personally, when I’m making things for donations it feels good knowing it’s going to someone who needs and deserves it,” she said.
The Women’s Honor Farm Sewing Program began in 2013 and has grown over the past seven years. All of the items are made by inmates of the San Luis Obispo County Jail from donated materials and fabrics. They support organizations throughout the county with their handcrafted items. In turn, the inmates feel the satisfaction of giving back and being a positive part of the community.
Those who would like to join in supporting cancer patients at Mission Hope Cancer Center, Arroyo Grande can visit www.SupportArroyoGrande.org or call Arroyo Grande Community Hospital Foundation at (805) 994-5421.
[Photo: Women's Honor Farm Donation]
About Arroyo Grande Community Hospital
Arroyo Grande Community Hospital, located in Arroyo Grande, California, is rated a top Joint Replacement Center by Blue Shield and is among the Top 10% in the nation for Joint Replacement. Arroyo has achieved prestigious designation as a Primary Stroke Center by the Joint Commission. The Emergency Department is one of the busiest in the county and nationally recognized for superior patient satisfaction. The hospital also provides the only comprehensive hospital-based Acute Rehabilitation Center on the Central Coast. Arroyo is a Dignity Health member of the Central Coast which also includes French Hospital Medical Center in San Luis Obispo, CA, Marian Regional Medical Center in Santa Maria, CA, St. John’s Regional Medical Center in Oxnard, CA and St. John’s Pleasant Valley in Camarillo, CA. Dignity Health Central Coast is an integrated network of top quality hospitals, physicians from the most prestigious medical schools, and comprehensive outpatient services including primary care offices, premier ambulatory surgery centers, technologically-advanced laboratories and imaging centers and a full service home health agency; all recognized for quality, safety and service. Each hospital is supported by an active philanthropic Foundation to help meet the growing health care needs of our communities.
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