Soap for Hope drive garners hundreds of supplies
California Institution for Men (CIM) employees recently collected supplies to help families in need. Thanks to the CIM Chino Valley Employees’ Association, the local Community CARE Closet received hundreds of items of clothing, soap, toiletries, sunscreen, lotion, shampoo, hand sanitizers, diapers and school items.
The Soap for Hope donation drive was a success, according to organizers.
The Closet is a program offered by the Chino Valley Unified School District and located at the district’s Adult School campus. Families in need are able to shop at the Closet at no cost.
Showing up to help deliver the donations were Warden (A) J. Hill, Community Resource Manager (A) C. Jimenez, Officers M. Bisares and A. Perez, as well as Angela Wirth and Lt. Tom Lopez.
Bisares also serves as the employee association’s vice president while Wirth is the association president.
What is the CIM Chino Valley Employees’ Association?
The Chino Valley Employee Association is designed to give back to the employees of CIM as well as perform community outreach. The organization consists of CIM employees who seek to build morale while also giving back to the community.
Donations by the numbers:
- 350 pounds of clothing
- 128 sticks of deodorant
- 64 toothbrushes
- 34 packs of razors
- 380 bars of soap
- 35 laundry detergents
- 15 bottles of sunscreen
- 14 bottles of lotions
- 79 tubes of toothpaste
- 150 shampoo/body washes
- 25 bottles of hand sanitizer
- 17 boxes of Clorox wipes
- 42 personal hygiene wipes
- toilet paper and diapers
- school supplies.
Learn more about the CARE Closet and explore ways CDCR remains community involved.