Warden Culpepper and the staff at Northwest Florida Reception Center (NFRC) recently presented the Guardian ad Litem (GAL) program with a very generous Christmas donation to ensure that the abused and neglected children in Washington and Holmes counties have a very "Merry Christmas" this year.
Pictured from left: Amber Moore, FCCD rep, Vicki Tanaka, GAL case coordinator, Sam Culpepper, warden NFRC, Shelia Pelfrey, staff assistant NFRC, Monica Windsor, Health Services administrator NFRC, and Marisa Bishop, FCCD rep.
initiated the toy drive that ran for a month.
In that time, NFRC
collected hundreds of toys, a cash donation of $2500 from the institution, and personal contributions from the staff in the amount of $1225.
The warden also donated dozens of bicycles that were reconditioned by the inmates at the institution.
"The Guardian ad Litem program would like to express our most sincere and deepest gratitude for the overwhelming generosity of Warden Culpepper and the staff at the Northwest Florida Reception Center," said Vicki Tanaka, GAL case coordinator.