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VSP incarcerated donate over $13k

Valley State Prison (VSP) incarcerated worked with Smart & Final to donate funds for the Madera County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) Foundation. Through a food sale initiative, the VSP Inmate Coalition raised over $13,000.

The MCSO Foundation improves community engagement through the innovative Pop-Up Park Project. The project seeks to bring together children, families, and MCSO team members within Madera County. The Pop-Up Park offers an exciting range of activities for community members of all ages.

The park consists of two trailers filled with an array of amenities. The first trailer boasts a 15-foot rock wall mounted on a hydraulic frame. This is a self-contained rock wall commonly found at a county fair or street festival. The second trailer contains everything necessary to create an instant park-like setting. The trailer is equipped with:

  • artificial turf
  • foldable benches
  • chairs
  • umbrellas
  • Foosball table
  • corn hole
  • and various outdoor games.

The Pop-Up Park Initiative hopes to build meaningful connections between MCSO Deputies and the community it serves. This generous donation by VSP inmates not only reflects a remarkable commitment to positive change but also embodies the true spirit of community service.

Story submitted by Lt. H. Gastelum, AA/PIO
Valley State Prison 

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