Thanks to a food sale, Calipatria State Prison (CAL) was able to donate $23,505 to four local charities.
The four CAL activity groups who sponsored a pizza fundraiser to benefit charities include:
- The Men of Vision
- African Drumming
- The Actors’ Gang
- and Life Without Parole Alliance
The CAL Community Resource Manager’s Office (CRM) assisted the prison groups.
There was so much interest, the fundraiser took four days to allow for the entire institution to participate.
Four CAL activity groups hold food sale to benefit charities
The CAL’s CRM office partnered with Domino’s Pizza in Brawley. Each of the four charities received $5,876.25.
Donations went to the Imperial County Child Abuse Prevention Council, The Brawley Boys & Girls Club, SURE Helpline, and the Calipatria Unified School District/Calipatria-Niland Family Resource Center.
“On behalf of our board, volunteers, and staff, I want to thank Calipatria State Prison. We are truly humbled and grateful for such an unexpected and generous gift,” according to a statement by the Boys & Girls Club of Imperial Valley.
“We want to especially recognize the Men of Vision, African Drumming, Actors’ Gang, and Life Without Parole Alliance for this very kind and generous donation. The funds will go a long way strengthening families and improving the lives of children in Imperial County,” said Yvee Garcia, with the Imperial County Child Abuse Prevention Council.
By Lt. Efren Uribe