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Chuckwalla Valley State Inmates Donates to Felix J. Appleby Elementary School Playground

Toastmasters group raises funds through food sale
Chuckawalla Valley State Prison’s (CVSP) Inmate Toastmasters Group donated $1,200 on Tuesday to Felix J. Appleby Elementary School to help purchase playground equipment.
The $1,200 was raised through an inmate food sale. Earnings from such sales are donated to a nonprofit organization selected by the inmate group conducting the sale.

The Toastmasters’ check was presented to Jeremy James, principal of Appleby Elementary, and Jennifer Lambert, a school nurse and representative of the school’s Parent Teacher Organization (PTO).

“When the members of CVSP’s Toastmasters Group heard Appleby Elementary School was in need of playground equipment, they remembered how much fun it was to have slides and swings to play on during recess and how important it is to provide the children with healthy recreation activities” said inmate Ernest Glover, Toastmaster president for Complex II.

CVSP’s Cindy Nepusz and Lynette Anderson sponsor the Toastmasters program, which is a learn-by-doing workshop in which the inmates hone their speaking and leadership skills.

January 27, 2011
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