This fall, CDCR staff and the incarcerated population opened their pocketbooks, hands and hearts to help those in need.
The generosity helped feed the hungry, clothe needy and ailing children, and get people on their feet again.
The help ranged from traditional fund-raisers to knitting and other services. One incarcerated man even donated his hair to children undergoing treatment for cancer.
At Calipatria State Prison, pizza sales by incarcerated persons raised more than $23,000 for local charities, for example.
At Central California Women’s Facility (CCWF), members of the prison’s population knitted almost 5,000 items for needy children.
Here is a round-up of recently published articles on the subject of helping others:
- Pleasant Valley prison, SATF donate to community charities
- Ironwood State Prison donates $2,000 to cancer center
- Calipatria State Prison raises over $23,000 for local charities
- California City CF’s incarcerated population aids Special Olympics, youth baseball
- Pleasant Valley State Prison’s incarcerated population donates to children’s hospital
- CCWF’s incarcerated population sews happiness
- Avenal State Prison’s incarcerated population gives back during pandemic
- Chuckawalla Valley State Prison donates to Blythe cancer, youth baseball organizations
- California Substance Abuse Treatment Facility donates over $8k to American Red Cross
- California State Prison-Corcoran raises $5k for multiple charities