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Inmates Raise Money for Domestic Violence Center

Tags: Fayette
October 22, 2018 12:00 AM
By: Jeff Bigam

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FAY - 2018 Oct - Domestic Violence Fundraiser.jpgThe SCI Fayette Activities Department conducted a Little Debbie Sale for general population inmates during September.

Orders were taken in August and September with the distribution of the product on September 27. A total of 662 orders with about 7,500 items was purchased!

Almost $4,900 was raised for inmate-selected charities. This sale was done in conjunction with Fayette's annual runathon, which took place on Oct. 18. Inmates that participated in the runathon donated an entry fee of $3 and had the opportunity to compete in a half marathon, 3-mile race and various other skills competitions.

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and the Domestic Violence Services of Southwestern PA is the recipient organization of the runathon and received all entry fees plus half of the proceeds from the Little Debbie Sale—a total of $2567.70.

The other half of the proceeds from the Little Debbie Sale will go toward supplies for the Mural Arts Program at SCI Fayette to create murals to be donated to local communities.

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