PEORIA - Inmates at the Pekin prison are doing their part to make sure kids in Peoria don’t go down the wrong path.
They donated 23 backpacks to the Save a Child program.
The program enrolls kids to help pick up trash in Peoria.
The inmates heard about their good work and sent them the backpacks as a gift.
They also included $100 for school supplies.
“To see someone in prison doing wonderful things like that, it's a blessing to a lot of people. So we do know once you've been incarcerated, that there's a chance that you can change your life, around because they did a wonderful job," said founder of the group Forest Holcomb Jr.
The Save a Child Foundation is hardly a year old and is looking to do more programs for kids.
The helping encourage youngsters in Peoria to have a positive self image and not bully others.