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This fundraiser ended on 04/20/12

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Get On The Bus reunites children with their parents in prison for Mother's and Father's Day.

We are college students raising money so kids in the Claremont area can visit their mothers in the CIW prison for Mother's Day.

We're coordinating this bus as part of the Get On The Bus project, which is run by the Center for Restorative Justice Works. Get on the Bus brings children and their guardians/caregivers from throughout the state of California to visit their mothers and fathers in prison. An annual event, Get On The Bus offers free transportation for the children and their caregivers to the prison, provides travel bags for the children, comfort care bags for the caregivers, a photo of each child with his or her parent, and meals for the day--all at no cost to the children's family. On the bus trip home, following a four-hour visit, each child receives a teddy bear with a letter from their parent and post-event counseling.

Children with a parent in prison are usually cared for by relatives, often grandparents. Many caregivers are unable to make the drive due to distance or expense. For a lot of these kids, this is the one time a year they get to see their parent.

As part of the Criminal Justice Network of the Claremont Colleges, we are working together to make all this happen for our bus, but we need your help. Please donate and help us reach our goal, and forward this message to your friends!
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