Incarcerated population activity groups sponsor pizza fundraiser
By Lt. Efren Uribe
Four activity groups of incarcerated persons sponsored a pizza sale fundraiser at Calipatria (CAL) State Prison, generating $23,505 for four local charities.
The Men of Vision, African Drumming, Actors’ Gang, and Life Without Parole Alliance groups sponsored a pizza fundraiser, supporting the non-profit organizations. The prison groups were assisted by Community Resource Manager’s (CRM) office.
There was so much interest, the fundraiser took four days to include the entire institution.
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.