Community Involvement

CMC food sales raise $26k for New Life K‑9s

Two dogs rest at a New Life K-9 graduation ceremony.
Faith and Hana are 2021 graduates of the New Life K-9 Program at CMC.

Food sales generate revenue for welfare fund, New Life K-9s

Two recent food sales generated $146,558 for the Inmate Welfare Fund, local businesses and the New Life K-9s program.

One of the program champions has been Lt. T. Eilers. He’s also known for supporting California Men’s Colony (CMC) incarcerated population fundraising efforts to benefit the New Life K-9s program.

In December, Eilers oversaw the second of two food sales held by the CMC incarcerated population.

The incarcerated population generated a staggering $146,558.80 in total sales. New Life K-9 received a $26,072.87 donation while $10,662.19 was added into the Inmate Welfare Fund.

Costco and Chapala’s Mexican Restaurant benefited from $100,477.29 in combined sales while local eatery Cowboy Cookie & Ice Cream welcomed $9,346.45 in revenue.

“New Life K-9 is a unique program providing lifesaving rehabilitation for incarcerated individuals in California’s prisons,” said Eilers.

The incarcerated program participants help train service dogs for veterans or first responders suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder.

Learn more about the program on their website.

Submitted by Lt. John Hill

Learn more about CDCR’s K-9 programs.

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