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Investing In Second Chances

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THE STORY:

Invest in Second Chances! Donate Now! 

Inmates at Valley State Prison for Men raised $3,087.47 among themselves to donate to Freedom to Choose! Their wages range from $0.09 to $0.80/hr... As one person said, “That’s like $3 million in prison wages!” These men have done every program available, and still they told us we have something different.

MATCH the donation of the men-in-prison! Donate $3,000 or $250/month!

Ask yourself this: Who do you want moving to your neighborhood? Someone who thinks of themselves as a criminal, or someone who takes personal responsibility?

We aren’t giving fish to people, we are teaching people how to fish for themselves.

With your donation, we will expand our programs in 2016 to include 2 workshops for 200+ men in prison, 3 workshops for 200+ women in prison, men’s prison weekly support group classes, and a whole year of weekly parolee re-entry classes for men & women. Click here to see what your donation supports.

Every donation counts! Click here to learn why. 

We’ve been volunteering in CA prisons for over 11 years. To date, over 400 volunteers have served over 3,700 people, donating more than 67,000 hours. We plan to continue. We’re asking you to join us in expanding our mission: Using the Power of Love to prevent addiction, violence and incarceration. Our intention is to have the means so that any prison, any parolee, any teen who wants to learn these skills can be a part of a Freedom to Choose community. 

Click here to see results of our programs.

California spends $47,421 per person per year on incarceration. It only costs $100 for an inmate to take a 2-day workshop from Freedom to Choose.

Become a sustaining donor! Make a monthly donation on our website.

You can also donate by check. Mail us at PO Box 3062, Santa Barbara, CA 93130-3062

Thank you so much for your donation!

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To This Fundraiser

$111,617

MONEY RAISED
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  • Amanda Sherlock

    $600

  • Angel Donor

    $60

  • Angel Donor

    $50

  • Jennifer Herrera - SEED Donation!

    $100

  • Eliza Swords

    $100

  • Beth McCormick

    $100

  • Bonnie Joy Walker

    $100

  • Pamela & Douglas Andriole

    $100

  • Joel Drazner

    $44.44

  • Holly Lebed

    $50

  • Tal Shai

     

  • Laina Florio

    $25

  • Tamera Lawrence

    $75

  • Therese Townsend

    $250

  • Bill Shoettler

    $300

  • Ward & Linda Bell

    $200

  • Don Langworthy

    $200

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $40

  • Jane and Ira

    $50

  • Angel Donor

    $15,000

  • Carrie Sisson

    $1,542

  • Paul & Jan Pavlis

    $180

  • Michael Lattimore

    $120

  • Anonymous

     

  • Thomas & Susan Neill

    $500

  • David Couper Consulting

    $2,500

  • Anonymous

    $20

  • Karla Seyb-Stockton

    $50

  • Courtney and Vince Slusher

     

  • Suzanne

    $50

  • Anonymous

     

  • Angel Donor

    $5,000

  • Anonymous

    $75

  • Angel Donor

    $500

  • Angel Donor

    $50

  • Angel Donor

    $50

  • Angel Donor

    $30

  • Angel Donor

    $100

  • Angel Donor

    $100

  • Angel Donor

    $50

  • Angel Donor

    $100

  • Angel Donor

    $50

  • Angel Donor

    $500

  • Angel Donor

    $30

  • Angel Donors

    $50

  • Angel Donors

    $1,395

  • Angel Donor

    $50

  • Sharon Stanley

    $100

  • Sue Bryan

    $50

  • Kristianne Schell

    $100

  • Marla & Danielle Keesee

    $300

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Veena Mayani

    $40

  • Angel Donor

    $50

  • Stephanie Frisselle

    $500

  • Clara

    $200

  • Jeff & Linda Brickell

    $500

  • Stuart and Marilyn Gillard

    $100

  • Angel Donor

    $500

  • Angel Donor

    $100

  • Angel Donor

    $50

  • Angel Donors

    $1,100

  • Angel Donor

    $300

  • Mike and Susan

    $100

  • Angel Donor

    $250

  • Amy & John Hruby

    $50

  • Angel Donor

    $5,000

  • David & Bonnie Paul

    $320

  • Anonymous

    $500

  • karin weber

    $2,000

  • CVRAE

    $100

  • J. A. Ted Baer

    $500

  • Karin Weber

    $250

  • Angel Donor - Japan

    $100

  • Lajjana Beeninga

    $100

  • Lenore Perry

     

  • Don Langworthy

    $100

  • Anonymous

     

  • Elana

    $100

  • Susan Dolcimascolo

    $50

  • Amanda Dykann

    $50

  • Laina Florio

    $25

  • Kristy

    $250

  • Veronika Pottasch

    $100

  • Linda Lester

     

  • David Couper

    $500

  • Christina Simanca-Proctor

    $25

  • Joel Drazner

    $45

  • Fereshteh

     

  • Neha & K.C.

     

  • David Biener

    $50

  • Eliza Swords

    $100

  • Angela Sanabria

    $50

  • The Dollys

     

  • Greta

    $25

  • Davia Herrera

    $100

  • Joanna Yonts

    $50

  • Barbara Hill

    $100

  • Brian Herrera and Andrea Gaydosh

    $50

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112% Raised of $100,000 Goal

Fundraise for this Campaign

We are inviting you to participate with us in a responsible social investment with extraordinary dividends.

Reuniting an inmate with estranged family members
-- Priceless

Increased inner peace, leading to reduced violence with others
-- Priceless

Reduction in prison violence
-- Priceless

Improved parenting for children with incarcerated parents
-- Priceless

Redirecting at-risk youth
-- Priceless

Long-term inmates creating prison cultures of peace
-- Priceless

Providing skill set for successful re-entry after incarceration
-- Priceless

Replacing criminal thinking with personal responsibility
-- Priceless

The Team: $111,617 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

JOIN THE TEAM
Fundraiser Title

THE FREEDOM TO CHOOSE PROJECT

Amount Raised

$72,345

 

72% Raised of $100,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Steve McDonald

Amount Raised

$5,000

 

100% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

karen embree

Amount Raised

$4,625

Fundraiser Title

fran lewbel

Amount Raised

$3,362

 

112% Raised of $3,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Jennifer Herrera

Amount Raised

$2,854

 

63% Raised of $4,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Karin Weber

Amount Raised

$2,400

Fundraiser Title

Lisa Bay Santiago

Amount Raised

$2,150

Fundraiser Title

JoAnn Mermis

Amount Raised

$1,530

 

31% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Brian Herrera and Andrea Gaydosh

Brian Herrera and Andrea Gaydosh

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Barbara Hill

Barbara Hill

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Joanna Yonts

Joanna Yonts

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Davia Herrera

Davia Herrera

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Greta

Greta

DONATION: $25

Honoring Jenn's Bday 2 years ago

The Dollys

The Dollys

Happy Birthday Jenn 2 years ago

Angela Sanabria

Angela Sanabria

DONATION: $50

Happy birthday Jenâ 2 years ago

Eliza Swords

Eliza Swords

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

David Biener

David Biener

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Neha & K.C.

Neha & K.C.

Happy Birthday Jennifer!!! 2 years ago