Thanks to a food sale, RJ Donovan Correctional Facility (RJD) inmates are fighting homelessness.
With staff support, they purchased food and sports drinks from Costco to raise funds for the Urban Street Angels.
The non-profit organization, created in 2012 by Erick Lovett, seeks to end youth homelessness in the San Diego area. The homeless youth are provided with emergency overnight shelter, supportive housing and job training opportunities to cultivate personal responsibility.
Through the food sale, the RJD inmates were able to raise $23,689.53 for the anti-homelessness organization. All of the proceeds raised will go directly toward the activation of a 50-bed dwelling. This new space will get 50 homeless youth off the streets of San Diego County.
To date, this food sale has been the most successful as this has been the largest dollar amount raised for a non-profit organization.