On October 18, TTEF conducted presentations at three correctional facilities in Rhode Island: men’s medium and maximum security facilities and the women’s facility. The presentations went great and were well-attended. The next day, I received a donation from a friend in maximum security for $20:
The donation moved me for several reasons. First, people in Rhode Island prisons are paid between .50 cents and $3.00 per day for working at the prisons. This means that my friend donated at the least 7 days’ (and at the most 40 days’) pay to TTEF. Second, the donation is a prime example of common but rarely recognized behavior among people in prison: They support each other’s positive endeavors and wish success for those working on such pursuits.
Third, and most meaningful, I was especially touched by the following passage in the letter accompanying the donation:
“Anythings possible! Now with the Transcending Foundation. I know it’s not much but it would truly be my honor to donate and help the next person with their goals of higher learning.”
From all of us at TTEF, we thank you for your donation and for your words!!