Success Stories
PRIDE ex-offender from Cattle (Hendry CI)
“Thank you very much for the uplifting conversation. Also, for the tool gift certificates from Home Depot. The tools will be well used that I purchased and I’m grateful for the head start PRIDE has given me. You can expect a phone call from me in a couple of weeks. Furthermore if anything comes up I will call. Thank you for everything”

PRIDE ex-offender from North Florida Graphics (Calhoun CI)
“No words or gestures can fully express how I feel about all that you have done for me and my family. Thank you from the bottom of my heart and may God bless you always.”

PRIDE ex-offender from Furniture Support (Polk CI)
“I am still working at the same place and doing just fine. I am moving into a new apartment to a 3 bedroom. Same address but different apt. It is much bigger.... I will keep in touch with you and let you know what is going on. You can see my phone number as well as email address. Take care and I will be in touch. Thank you for being proud of me. PRIDE is a big reason why I am so successful I will never forget you all. I have never been this happy”

PRIDE ex-offender from Uniforms (Lowell)
“Thank you for giving me another chance at a better life.”

PRIDE ex-offender from Retread Tire (Avon Park CI)
“Here is the receipt you ask for. Thank you for your help. I’ll call in a couple of months and keep you informed of how I’m doing. So far I'm doing great. Got to go now. Take care.”

PRIDE ex-offender from Furniture Support (Polk CI)
“You people are saving my life. Well at least my work life! Thank you very much without you I don’t know what I’d do. Tell everyone one at Polk CI I said Hi. Thank you.”

PRIDE ex-offender from Sugarcane (Glades CI)
“Happy Holidays and a Blessed New Year! I made this card for you, I hope you like it. It isn’t much….Thanks again for everything and may this Christmas and New Year bring you and everyone at PRIDE all the joy and happiness you so richly deserve. God bless you. Sincerely,”

PRIDE ex-offender from Paint (Baker CI)
“I just want to thank you and PRIDE for all the extra help you have given me. I’m very grateful and I’ve been very blessed in so many ways. Thank you again”

PRIDE ex-offender from Garment (Marion CI)
“Thank you for everything! I’m the foreman of the shop and it has good potential but still not what I am use to. I enjoy talking with you. It’s like talking to a good friend. Thanks again and God bless”

PRIDE ex-offender from Metal Products (Union CI)
“By the time you receive these recipes, I’ve already prayed and ask God to bless you, because you’ve done more for me then anyone. Thank you.”

PRIDE ex-offender from SM&S (Avon Park CI)
“Just a note to say thank you and to express my gratitude for your kindness this past week towards me. Got my bus pass for May on Monday 4/30, my tools on Tuesday 5/1, and started work on Wednesday, 5/2. Thank you for going an ‘extra mile’ for me concerning the tools; your help meant so much. The job is going well and thought I don’t know much yet, I’m doing my best. An enthusiastic, willing attitude towards whatever needs doing is about all I can offer at the moment. I’ll try hard to be a good witness and to help keep the door open for someone who’ll come after me. God bless you.”

PRIDE ex-offender from Garment (Marion CI)
“This note is to say thanks for all the help that PRIDE has given me and thank you personally for your time. I assure you, the help that I’ve received from PRIDE has made things easy for me. Always a friend, again thanks, may Almighty God bless you always”

PRIDE ex-offender from Sewn Products (Lawtey CI)
“I would like to thank you for all you’ve done for me. I really wish that this program could benefit everyone in prison. …Thank you from the bottom of my heart. Keep up the great work! Thank you.”

PRIDE ex-offender from Digital Services (Liberty CI)
“Enclosed you will find receipts for the gas and shoes that you requested for. They were truly a blessing. … May God bless you and the PRIDE program for your help. Thanks again for the assistance. Sincerely,”

PRIDE ex-offender from Sewn Products (Lawtey CI)
“Thank you for your kindness." Looking forward to October 7th to be able to obtain General Contractor’s books to study for the test. Have a nice day! Sincerely,”

PRIDE ex-offender from Institutional Products (Florida State Prison)
“To all those at PRIDE Enterprises, Thank you for being there when I needed you most sincerely,”

PRIDE ex-offender from Wood Products (Sumter CI)
“Again, thank you so much. From now on I’ll report to you all the blessings God has given me. You are just the start of them. I believe that.”

PRIDE ex-offender from Forestry (Union CI)
“I would like to extend my sincere appreciation for the assistance received. I’m gratefully thankful. Thank you.”

PRIDE ex-offender from Tag/License Plates (Union CI)
“I just wanted to take a quick moment to thank all of you for your assistance and support while I was at Raiford. Also, I want to acknowledge the continued support I have received since I’ve been released. The PRIDE Program has been really good to me and I just wanted to say thank you. I’m employed … and all is going well. Thanks again!!”

PRIDE ex-offender from Central Florida Graphics (Sumter CI)
“I just wanted to thank you for the help and encouragement that I have gotten from you upon my release from prison last month. Thanks for helping me with my rent so I could get a real job.”

PRIDE ex-offender from Tag/License Plates (Union CI)
“Here is a copy of my driver’s license. Thank you to PRIDE for helping me by paying part of the fee and for all you have done to help me since I’ve been released. The PRIDE Program is all I could have hoped for.”

PRIDE ex-offender from Dental Lab (Union CI)
“Words cannot say Thank You enough for all the help since I was released. My job is going so great, they are a wonderful Dental Lab and I couldn’t be working there without PRIDE’s training and your help when I was released. I won’t let anyone down, especially myself”

PRIDE ex-offender from Institutional Products (Florida State Prison)
“I am happy to say I have started my new life with the help of PRIDE Placement Program. Without this program I know in my heart I would have got out and went back to hang with the ‘gang’, robbing and using and selling drugs, but with the help of PRIDE Placement Program I move away from all that. I didn’t know anyone or how to get around but you made sure I was ok all the way. I called 3 times a day. ….I want you all to know this Program work and that without PRIDE who knows what I may have done. Please keep this Program working and I’m about to take night classes for my GED. I only went as far as the 8th grade but I’m feeling so good about myself why stop now. I’m going all the way to the top. “You help me in prison and you’ve help me outside of prison. Now, who can ask for anything more. Truly happy.”

PRIDE ex-offender from SM&S (Avon Park CI)
“Just a little note of thanks for everything that you have done for me. I will not let you down, but most of all I will not let myself down. Again, thanks for everything.”

PRIDE ex-offender from Warehouse (Union CI)
 “…I am truly blessed to say the least, especially what I've been given in my life such as you. I am so very grateful and I just wanted you to know that. As you can see I took full advantage of the card and was I so elated also at the amount and also I see you wanted to make sure I returned the receipt ASAP with the enclosed stamp and addressed envelope (Smile!) Again, thank you for your support, from the bottom of my heart and to be sure I will with the concern of
individuals such as yourself I will certainly succeed. Sincerely, PS I know I’m a PRIDE Star….!”