- Associated Press - Saturday, December 26, 2015

LEBANON, N.H. (AP) - Inmates at a Vermont prison recently made a special delivery to the Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock: A huge, handmade dollhouse.

WPTZ-TV reports (https://bit.ly/1PpkIUZ ) that inmates at Southeast State Correctional Facility in Windsor have been creating wooden toys such as puzzles and trains for the Toys for Tots program for four years. This year alone, they made 475 gifts for children.

Paul Brosseau (BREW’-soh) supervises the work crew that created the multi-story dollhouse. He calls it “what Christmas is all about.”

Jessica Laperle of Children’s Hospital says the facility wanted the dollhouse to be big enough so that several kids of all ages could play with it, including those who use wheelchairs or are in stretchers.

The house includes a hand-painted message on an inside wall: “Stay strong.”

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