From Felon to Philanthropist … incarcerated man becomes monthly donor.

Posted: September 16, 2013 by Prison Entrepreneurship Program (PEP) in About PEP, PEP Supporters
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PEP has some of the nation’s best results in in terms of post-release employment, small business formation and prevention of recidivism among the formerly incarcerated.  While these metrics are important, there is one that we believe is even more valuable:

Nearly one in three gifts that we have received this year is from a graduate of our program!

Within this group, we just recently achieved a first … a donation from a man who is still in prison and who donated to PEP from his commissary account. In fact, after donating a few times to PEP, this man has found a way to register for our monthly giving program even though he is still in prison!

Below is the note that came with his first donation. He wants to dedicate his donation to provide stuffed animals to the children who attend our graduation event this December. In this way, he is investing directly in the families of the men with whom he works every day.

Your support of PEP is not just helping ex-offenders to find employment; it is converting felons in to philanthropists. Thank you!

(To make your own gift to PEP, please click here.)

Chivas donation letter

  1. LISSA says:

    Such an beautiful and inspirational story. Thank you for sharing this 🙂

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