By Lt. Ignacio Rivera, AA/Public Information Officer
California City Correctional Facility
Inmates from California City Correctional Facility rallied behind their first food sale fundraiser to benefit two charities: Bags4Kids and Special Olympics.
On Oct. 29, the inmates rolled up their sleeves and got work on CAC’s first food sale/fundraiser. The inmates were charged regular menu prices, plus a 20 percent surcharge, to benefit the charity or non-profit organization chosen by the inmates.
Subway Restaurant in California City was the vendor of choice and Bags4Kids of California City and the Special Olympics were the chosen recipients.
CAC’s Community Resource Manager (CRM) Andrea King coordinated the event.
On Nov. 13, Warden David Long and CRM King visited Bags4Kids and presented Executive Director LaJuana Moser with a check for $1,100.
On Nov. 20, Davida Murphy, Kern County Regional Director for the Special Olympics of Southern California, was presented with a check for $1,100.
What is Bags4Kids?
The Bags4Kids mission is to assist and support foster care agencies, children’s social services, schools, resource centers and police departments by supplying the agencies with shoes, clothes, toys, bedding, hygiene kits, educational supplies and diapers for the children they serve during emergencies.
Children are removed from unsafe homes and travel with few possessions and the majority of them have nothing. When children must face this crisis alone, Bags4Kids is there to comfort and aid in this frightening transition.
What is Special Olympics?
The mission of Special Olympics is to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy, and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills, and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes, and the community.
Editor’s Note: Some websites may not be accessible by a CDCR computer.
Learn more about Special Olympics at https://www.specialolympics.org/
Learn more about Bags4Kids at https://www.bags4kids.org/
California City Correctional Facility at a glance
California City Correctional Facility (CAC) is a Level II, general population facility actually consisting of three facilities, encompassed within one air-conditioned structure and includes one Administrative Segregation housing unit.
CAC is owned by Corrections Corporation of America, leased, staffed, and operated under the authority of the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR).
CAC began receiving CDCR level II population in December 2013.