Community Involvement

Calipatria State Prison groups raise $28k for charities

By Lt. Efren Uribe

Four activity groups of incarcerated people at Calipatria (CAL) State Prison sponsored a Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) fundraiser, generating a grand total of $28,290 for five local charities. Each non-profit organization received $5,658.

Alcoholics Anonymous groups from Facilities A, B, C and D sponsored the fundraiser supporting five local community non-profit organizations. The prison groups were assisted by the Community Resource Manager’s Office.

There was so much interest, the fundraiser took four days to cover the entire institution. Three Imperial Valley KFC restaurants supplied the food.

Beneficiaries:

  • Imperial Valley Special Olympics
  • Fellowship of Christian Athletes
  • Forgotten Angels
  • Brawley Feed the Need
  • Spread the Love Charity

“Our Special Olympic Athletes are so thankful for the donation. We hope to make all of you proud during our competition,” said a representative from Imperial Valley Special Olympics.

Brawley Feed the Need also expressed their gratitude.

“We’d like to thank the incarcerated population and staff of Calipatria State Prison for their contribution that will go a long way to helping those in our community who are in need,” a representative said.

Learn more about CDCR’s community involvement.