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For Immediate Release

July 9, 2013

Contact: Jeff Lyons
Public Information Officer
Phone: 603-271-5602

Inmate-Made Snack Cart to be Used to Assist Children at Cedarcrest Center

(Concord, NH) It looks like a wooden trunk on wheels but it is a hand-made snack cart that opens up to six interior shelves that will be used to store and provide snacks to students at the Cedarcrest Center for Children with Disabilities in Keene, New Hampshire. It was manufactured by an inmate at the New Hampshire State Prison for Men in Concord.

In June Cedarcrest officials contacted the prison’s Hobbycraft program to construct the snack cart, which needed to be designed to the specific height and depth for accessibility to children in wheelchairs. It is about four feet high by four feet wide and the shelves on both doors are about two feet deep. It is made of birch plywood with a cherry stain. The design is simple but its value will be priceless for the children who will be able to benefit from its use.

The project was completed on July 8, 2013 and is to be delivered to the Hobbycraft outlet at Grevior’s Furniture store in Franklin, New Hampshire on July 12, 2013 to be picked up by Cedarcrest officials.

The Cedarcrest Center for Children with Disabilities is a non-profit organization that provides exceptional medical care and education for children with complex medical and developmental needs.

Hobbycraft is an inmate recreational program in which nearly 100 inmates participate daily.

 

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