DC Books to Prisons Project

"I would like to thank you and your coworkers for all that you do to help incarcerated people. You all are a blessing to all of us, and I appreciate all that you do."

- Rafael A., Corcoran, CA


Thanks to the overwhelming generosity of readers in the DC Area, our shelves are full to overflowing with books, and we need your help! We cannot take more books until we make space. Please consider helping us put these titles in the hands of the people who want them by donating money for postage and/or volunteering to pick and pack books on a Wednesday night. (Information about orientation for new volunteers follows.) Noted exceptions include paperback dictionaries, how-to-draw books, and westerns. We always need paperback dictionaries, how-to-draw books, and westerns.

New Volunteer Orientation
First-time volunteers are welcome to join us on the third Wednesday of the month at 6:30 PM sharp for orientation and a chance to answer letters from prisoners. Returning volunteers who want a refresher are also welcome to attend the orientation.