NOW thru April 19, 2019

About Jail and Bail

One of Granite Wellness Centers’ favorite events, Jail & Bail brings together community leaders and ordinary citizens for a common cause… helping individuals and families heal from substance use disorders to rebuild their lives. Once a volunteer “bailee” signs up to participate, he/she gets placed in Granite Wellness’ virtual jail and starts collecting donations to make bail. On April 4, 2019, “bailees” will serve time in a mock jail that doubles as KNCO Radio Station (Nevada County bailees) or KAHI Radio Station (Placer County bailees). They are arraigned before a volunteer Judge (KNCO announcer Tom Fitzimmons or KAHI show host Casey Freelove) on trumped-up, outlandish charges like “wanton volunteerism.” They spend time in the “slammer” (KNCO or KAHI Radio Station), where they raise bail in the form of donations to Community Recovery Resources.

Do you want to help bail out a friend or loved one?

View the Wanted Poster of your favorite bailee and the trumped-up, outlandish charges that landed them in jail. To help bail them out, click on the Donate button on the Wanted Poster. You can also send a check made payable to Community Recovery Resources, Attn: Serenity Madison, 180 Sierra College Drive, Grass Valley, CA 95945. Be sure to put the name of the “bailee” on your check.

Bail Someone Out

How do I volunteer as a “bailee”?

To participate as a volunteer “bailee” in our 2019 Jail & Bail Fundraiser, please contact Serenity Madison at Granite Wellness Centers (see below). Once you are signed up, we will send you a “bailee” packet that includes a donor pledge form and a “Please Bail Me Out” request letter that you can send via email or postal mail to all of your contacts—friends, family, company sponsors and colleagues. We also ask that you email us a picture of yourself (jpeg headshot) for our website and we’ll get you all locked up!

What is the day of the event?

Jail & Bail runs from now through April 19, 2019. On April 4th, volunteer “Bailees” serve time in a mock jail that doubles as KNCO Radio Station or KAHI Radio Station.

Do I have to be present on the day of the event?

Jail & Bail will be on the air at KNCO Radio Station from 7:00 – 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. and on KAHI Radio Station from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 4, 2019. “Bailees” are encouraged to stop in during one of these time frames to ask the listeners for a donation to help bail them out of jail, but it is not a requirement.

What is the process for collecting donations/pledges?

If your donor/sponsor will be paying by check, complete the donor pledge form in your “bailee” packet by including the name, address, phone number, and email address for each donor/sponsor and turn in the completed form and checks to Serenity Madison by April 26, 2019. If your donors will be paying by credit card, have them locate your Wanted Poster and click the donate button which will direct them to donate via PayPal on a secure site.

How much money should I ask for?

Each volunteer “bailee” can set his/her own target amount. Most people set their goals between $500 and $1,500 dollars, usually in amounts of $25, $50 or $100 from each donor. Granite Wellness Centers’ goal is to raise over $20,000 to support much-needed services to help individuals and families recover from substance use disorders.

Who should I call with questions?

Renee Berg aka “The Warden”
Tel: 530-273-9541, Ext. 225