Surprise! CCT receives unexpected $25K gift from Bob Barker Company

Bob Barker Company

Earlier this summer, Executive Director Patrice Funderburg received an unexpected gift in the mail: A $25,000 donation from the Bob Barker Company

“Our company wanted to step in and provide this extra check for you and your work, especially with people returning from jail or prison,” said Founder and CEO Bob Barker in his letter to Funderburg. “We have been following the news about early releases and wanted to send this extra amount to help you continue your important work.”

The donation will support the Center for Community Transitions “impactful work” of helping individuals and families who have had contact with the criminal justice system, with a focus on CCT’s three vital programs.

  • LifeWorks provides clients practical training, employment seeking assistance and behavioral tools to help them reach their professional and personal goals.
  • Families Doing Time offers academic, enrichment and social support to families and children with incarcerated or deported loved ones.
  • Center for Women is a 30-bed residential program to help women successfully reenter the community through employment plans, education and vocational training, life skills workshops, counseling and family reunification assistance.

“We’re grateful to the Bob Barker Company for helping us continue providing essential services to those in our community who have been impacted by incarceration,” Funderburg said.

“It was a wonderful surprise to receive this generous gift, especially now when nonprofit organizations such as CCT are facing unprecedented challenges throughout the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.”

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