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CCWF holds Paint Night for charity

group of incarcerated holding paintings from CCWF paint night
The Paint Night fundraiser collected over $4,900 for charity.

Central California Women’s Facility (CCWF) hosted a Paint Night event to raise money for children with disabilities. Over two nights, 65 incarcerated members purchased a ticket to the painting and dinner fundraiser. During the event, the participants had the option to pre-order hot dinner plates, sold by a local vendor.

Party Paint USA sponsored the event, provided everything needed to create a step-by-step masterpiece. Participants did not need to have any painting experience.

Courtney Waybright, CCWF Community Resources Manager, said staff and the administration makes these events possible.

“Coordinating these creative events helps raise money for charity and improves morale. Seeing the happiness brought by the event is proof we are providing positive rehabilitative outlets for the incarcerated,” said Waybright. “It is important that we all recognize the importance of positive events which give back to the community.”

The CCWF Paint Night event raised over $4,900 for charity.

The contributions were will be donated as follows:

  • $2,000 donated to Special Olympics
  • $1,900 donated to Sierra Vista Elementary School in support of the first grade Autism program
  • and $1,000 donated to the Madera Sheriff’s Foundation supporting a Pop-Up Park for subsidized neighborhoods and apartment complexes.

Story by Lt. Monique Williams, AA/PIO
Central California Women’s Facility

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