Monday, May 23, 2011

Chicago Books to Women in Prison

We want to thank all the volunteers who came out on Sunday afternoon (despite the gorgeous weather) to help out at Chicago Books to Women in Prison.  As a team, we were able to answer 67 letters to inmates from as far away as California and Florida, and were able to mail out 120 books.  This was one of the highest mail-outs for CBWP in months!  For some inmates, this is their only connection with the outside world.

Feel free to stop by any Sunday afternoon between 2pm and 5pm (stay as long as you want.)  Based on inmates' letters and our discussion with onsite volunteers, the following items are in highest demand:

Blank journals
James Patterson/Dean Koontz/Janet Evanovich
Spiritual books
Self help books
Urban books

No hardcover and no spiral-bound books will be accepted.  Thank you for your teamwork!

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