Community Involvement

PVSP supports children’s hospital

group holding check outside of institution
VCH spokesperson Norma receives a donation from PVSP.

After missing three-years due to the pandemic, Pleasant Valley State Prison (PVSP) staff returned to volunteer at Valley Children’s Healthcare (VCH) hospital.

PVSP staff sold postcards with QR Codes for the Fresno Bee special edition newspaper and ABC30’s website to support the hospital. The incarcerated population also held a food sale fundraiser for the hospital.

A recognition event wrapped up both fundraisers, acknowledging the work at VCH. The incarcerated population met with young VCH spokesperson, Norma, who accepted their donation.

Norma gave an inspiring speech to the men as she noted her own challenges.

“Everyone deserves a second chance at life,” she said.

The incarcerated attendees then gave her a standing ovation.

Between the QR code sales and food fundraiser, PVSP raised $6,617.96 for Valley Children’s Healthcare. PVSP was recognized at the donors’ reception where their efforts placed third in highest collection for the large team division.

As one of the largest healthcare networks in the nation, VCH is dedicated to providing medical services for our youngest citizens in the Central Valley. 

Learn more about Valley Children’s Healthcare on their website.

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