By Lt. Marlaina Dernoncourt, PIO/AA

California State Prison Solano

California State Prison, Solano (CSP-Solano) made major and varied donations last month to the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Northern California.

California State Prison Solano delivered 10.5 gallons of soda can tabs to the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Northern California on Dec. 31. This was an institution-wide collaboration.

Staff and inmates collected the soda can tabs that were donated. The tabs will be recycled to support the Adopt-a-Family program to help augment the cost of stay for the families at their Sacramento facility.

In addition to the soda can tabs, CSP-Solano staff donated gift cards and other items to support the local Ronald McDonald Houses such as food, cleaning supplies, plungers, toasters, cooking pots and blankets.

Chief Deputy Warden E. Arnold encouraged other prisons to get involved in this program.

 “This is a charity that everyone at the prison can participate in,” Chief Deputy Warden Arnold said. “Staff, inmates, Inmate Family Council, volunteers, etc. can collect the tops of the soda cans and donate them to their local Ronald McDonald House Charity. CSP-Solano has developed an Institution Operations Plan for this and would love to share it with those institutions that are interested in helping this charitable organization.”

For more information, please contact Lt. M. Dernoncourt AA/PIO at CSP-Solano (707) 454-3257.  

CSP-Solano soda tabs

From left are Program sponsors: Tonya Parker Mashburn, Community Resource Manager, and Correctional Sgt. Frank Clay.