CPC Service Learning Program Fundraises for the Innocence Project
Last month, the CPC Service Learning Program hosted a screening of 13th (2016), a powerful documentary that explores the intersection of race and mass incarceration in the United States. After watching the film, the students brainstormed different ways that they could get involved with the issue of mass incarceration. After researching various organizations dedicated to criminal justice reform, they decided to support and raise money for the Innocence Project.
The Innocence Project is a non-profit legal organization committed to exonerating wrongfully convicted people through DNA testing. Their work also includes improving case law, implementing policies that prevent future injustice, and supporting exonerees as they try to rebuild their lives post-release. To date, their work has led to the exoneration of over 350 wrongfully convicted people -- including people who served time on death row.
We hosted a special Krispy Kreme fundraiser to raise money for the Innocence Project. We reached out to our friends and family and educated them about the issue of mass incarceration in the United States. We asked if they could help support the cause by buying one box of Krispy Kreme donuts. With each donation, we could help the Innocence Project continue to work to free innocent people.
Together, the CPC Service Learning Program sold 100 dozens of Krispy Kreme donuts, which means we were able to raise $550 for the Innocence Project. We would like to express our gratitude to our friends and family who joined us in supporting the cause. Thank you for your commitment to justice!