New volunteers: Orientation this Sunday, Sept. 28

We love new volunteers, and to enhance the training experience we’ve introduced a dedicated orientation session. It takes place the last Sunday of each month, 1–2pm—right before our regular work session, 2–5pm. Get the details here.

Of course, if Sundays are inconvenient for you, but you’d still like to help us get books in the hands of women in prison, there are many ways to get involved.

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IMPORTANT: Learn more before donating books
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.

2,676 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 July 15, 2019)

Shop our wish list at Women & Children First!

Buy online books we really need and we’ll pick them up—no shipping fee, no wasteful packaging. And your purchase benefits not just the people we serve, but one of Chicago’s best independent bookstores.

Donate money quickly and easily

Or send your check or money order to 4511 N. Hermitage Ave., Chicago, IL 60640. We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Your gift may be tax-deductible.

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