We Made The Paper!

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The University of Chicago Alumni Magazine supplement, The Core, has published several features about one of our founders, Arline Welty. The Core featured a nice interview as well as a funny online supplement about our “Least Wanted” books. Check them out here:
Interview with The Core:
Link to our “Arline Welty’s Least Wanted” Supplement:
One of the things we’re hoping for with this publicity is to attract more volunteers and resources. In that spirit we invite you to contribute to our postage fund, which is our #1 operating cost- we spend about $10,000 on postage each year and can use all the help we can get! (Click the “Get Involved” navigation link to help us out!)
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3,635 packages so far in 2019

Last year we sent 4,852 packages to women and trans people locked up across the country—nearly 13,500 books and composition books in all. Big thanks to all our supporters because we couldn’t do it without you! (updated September 16, 2019)

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