Community Involvement

Charity sees nearly $4,000 donated by California Institution for Men

Three people from California Institution for Men present a check to Chino Neighborhood House.
From left are Lt. Tom Lopez, Warden James Hill, Chino Neighborhood House President Kevin Cisneroz and Lt. Christina Frost, Community Resource Manager.

By Lt. Tom Lopez

A food fundraiser for those incarcerated at California Institution for Men (CIM) raised almost $4,000 to be donated to a community charity.

Run by Inmate Advisory Councils and coordinated by the Community Resource Manager’s office, the fundraiser netted $3,948. The funds went to the Chino Neighborhood House. The non-profit organization provides food, clothing, and hygiene supplies to residents in need. (Learn more about the charity at their website.)

The organization’s president thanked CIM staff and the incarcerated population for the donation.

CIM has collaborated with the Chino Neighborhood House throughout the years. One example is a project involving the charity dropping off brand-new bicycles at CIM. There, the vocation program training participants assemble them for local children.

Learn more about CDCR’s Community Involvement.