Staff and the incarcerated from three CDCR institutions raised and donated over $63,000 to community organizations.
RJD donates over $28k to community
Youth sports, holiday programs and youth with life-threatening illnesses received a boost thanks to staff and the incarcerated population at Richard J. Donovan Correctional Facility (RJD). They raised over $28,600 for area charitable programs.
First, RJD staff and the population raised $23,112 as a direct donation to the Make A wish Foundation. They presented the check on March 20.
The next day, CDCR staff presented a check for over $5,500 to Sports Training, Academics & Recreation/Police Athletic League (STAR/PAL). These funds go directly to programs benefiting children in San Diego County, including December’s Shop with a Cop.
Submitted by Lt. A. Garvey
Folsom State Prison residents buy $23k of Girl Scout cookies
Thanks to a recent collaboration, Folsom State Prison held a Girl Scout cookie sale to benefit the organization. The incarcerated population were able to purchase cookies directly from the organization.
Organizers report the sale was a resounding success, with a total of 3,822 boxes sold. In all, the incarcerated population purchases totaled $22,932.
“It is important to note that all of the proceeds generated from this sale were donated to Girl Scouts Hearts of Central California,” according to organizers. “We are pleased to have contributed to the Girl Scouts’ mission and their efforts to foster leadership skills in young women.”
Submitted by Lt. C. Deal
SVSP donates to $11,860 to amputee surf group
Salinas Valley State Prison’s (SVSP) Facility A and B incarcerated population recently donated $11,864 to the Association of Amputee Surfers, also known as AmpSurf. Lt. M. Sterns assisted in organizing the event and communicating with Dana Cummings of the AmpSurf organization.
The organization also donated two surfboards for incarcerated artists to paint. The boards will be entered into a May auction to benefit the organization.
Submitted by Lt. C. Avina