This holiday season, Tocci connected with Straight Ahead Ministries (SAM) to donate holiday gift bags to 30 young men in lockup.
SAM offers various programs and resources to juvenile offenders in lockup, allowing them to succeed in their transition back into their communities.
The team at Tocci was eager to brighten the holiday season for these young men, who otherwise would not receive any gifts. Hats, gloves, games, and other essentials were collected, along with some encouraging handwritten letters.
Tocci has been a partner of SAM since early 2016, when they donated $15,000 to their Straight2Work program. This program partners with Worcester-area employers that hire graduates of Straight Ahead’s training businesses.
Straight Ahead Ministries
Straight Ahead Ministries works with juvenile offenders to provide ongoing support and resources from their time in lock-up through their transition back to their communities. Their intensive models of engagement and leadership development include programs that offer faith and character development, job readiness training and placement, educational support and service opportunities. For more information, visit their website.