HS students shop for items to be donated to people who have been exonerated

About 20 kids shopped for items to be donated to people who have been exonerated.

News 12 Staff

May 18, 2023, 12:37 AM

Updated 377 days ago

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A local group of high school students is making a difference on a national scale.
A program with "Bake Back America" is focusing on criminal justice reform.  
News 12's Caren Pinto was outside Marshall's in Harstdale, where students were helping exonerees. 
News 12's Caren Pinto was outside Marshalls in Harstdale, where students were helping exonerees by shopping for items that will be donated to them.
The founder of Bake Back America has dozens of programs that connect communities and inspire people to give back.
The founder recently started The Everyday Justice Program.
She connected with a man in Michigan who spent 16 years behind bars for a crime he didn't commit.
He now helps other exonerees when they are released from prison.
He says they often don't have access to essential items right when they are released
.All of the items bought Wednesday night will be donated to him and all the exonerees he helps through his organization of exonerees.


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