Community Involvement

CRC donates $27k to schools, charities

Warden Cynthia Tampkins and Dechanet Alexander hold an oversized check.
California Rehabilitation Center Warden Cynthia Y. Tampkins and CRM Dechanet Alexander presented funds to multiple organizations raised through summer fundraisers.

Food sales also raised funds for Special Olympics

California Rehabilitation Center (CRC) staff coordinated two summer food sale fundraisers, generating over $95,000 for local businesses and over $27,800 for charities.

Kentucky Fried Chicken provided dinners for the incarcerated population in July. In-N-Out Burger provided meals in August. Albertsons provided sodas and desserts for both events.

Staff members volunteered to package and deliver food to those in quarantine. Custody staff also escorted non-quarantined dorms one at a time, ensuring social distancing during the sale.

Hand sanitizer, disinfectant wipes, gloves, masks, and other personal protective equipment were provided at each station.

CRC staff, self-help sponsors, executive staff, and Inmate Advisory Council members coordinated the events, serving over 800 incarcerated people. To ensure order accuracy, Warden Cynthia Y. Tampkins and her management team handled processing and deliveries.

CRC donates to charities on a regular basis.

From these sales, Special Olympics received $4,600 and the Breast Cancer Research Foundation received $2,000.

CRC donates to other charities, schools

Remaining funds were divided among local schools and the following programs:

  • Adopt a Soldier
  • Agape Koinonia
  • Evelyn A. Perkins Scholarship Foundation
  • Haynes Family of Programs
  • House of Ruth
  • Prostate Cancer Foundation
  • Riverside Medical Clinic Charitable Fund
  • Shoes that Fit
  • St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
  • Step in Reach Up
  • Special Angels Foundation
  • Time for Change

By Dechanet Alexander, Community Resources Manager (A)

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