From fundraising to mask sewing, employees increase efforts
CDCR and CCHCS staff, as well as incarcerated men and women, have stepped up to help the community during COVID-19 by volunteering time, resources and money.
Centinela State Prison staff, inmates donate to food bank
Centinela State Prison staff and inmates recently united in an effort to raise money for the Imperial Valley Food Bank.
In recent months, the food bank’s resources have been severely impacted from the effects of COVID-19. Due to fundraising efforts of staff and incarcerated men, they were able to donate $7,650 to the food bank. Learn more about the Imperial Valley Food Bank.
Solano’s incarcerated men donate to local food bank
CSP-Solano inmates pulled together during the pandemic to donate to the Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano.
The inmates of the self-help group BOLD (Beyond Ordinary Life Doings) wanted to help out the community during the COVID-19 pandemic.
With so many people out of work, they chose to work with the inmate population and collect donations via their trust accounts to raise money to help feed those in need. The inmates collectively donated $1,200 to benefit the needy in our community.
Capt. M. Dernoncourt and Lt. Gomez delivered the check to the Fairfield location. Learn more about the food bank.
Stitching to help
NORTH KERN STATE PRISON — Since the start of the pandemic, Barbara Stephan, Ph.D., has worked diligently making over 1,000 masks for the staff at North Kern State Prison.
CENTRAL CALIFORNIA WOMEN’S FACILITY — Correctional Officer M. Basler and his wife sewed cloth masks as a fundraising effort. The Baslers purchased all the raw materials and then set about sewing. The masks were sold to staff to raise $9,000 for Valley Children’s Hospital in Madera.