Celebrate with the Womens Health Center September 20

Members of Chicago Books to Women in Prison will be celebrating with Chicago Womens Health Center (CWHC) on September 20, 2012 at their annual fundraiser.  We have been tenants of the Health Center for much of 2012 and they have been very good to us. Please come and toast our friendship and CWHC’s commitment to health and wellness. Details are here: http://chicagowomenshealthcenter.org/news/cwhc-2nd-annual-event


891 packages so far in 2021

Packages carrying books of all kinds and composition books to women and trans people locked up across the country! (In 2020—with our capacity drastically cut due to COVID-19 precautions—we sent 1,964 packages. In 2019, we sent 5,117 packages; in 2018, 4,852.) Big, big thanks to all our supporters because we couldn’t do it without you, especially in this most difficult time. (updated June 14, 2021)

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