Lesbian Leadership Council approves $2,500 grant!

We want to thank the  Chicago Foundation for Women’s Lesbian Leadership Council for recommending a $2,500 grant to Chicago Books to Women in Prison! We will receive the grant in June. Thank you so much! We are especially touched because this grant was unsolicited. Thank you Lesbian Leadership Council!


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    Please check with us before organizing a book drive or putting together a donation of more than a few books from your own library. We are well stocked and storage space is limited.

    256 packages so far in 2019!

    Last year we sent 4,852 packages—nearly 13,500 books and composition books in all. Big thanks to all our supporters because we couldn’t do it without you. (updated January 21, 2019)

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