We’re Moving Soon and Need Your Help

Chicago Books to Women in Prison is moving in two weeks, and we need everyone’s help with two important things:

  1. We have to collectively determine where our new home will be. Learn more about our three appealing options and vote here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/CQTHFV7

  2. We need boxes for books, we need tape for the boxes, we need people to help remove our shelving from the walls in our current home at 950 W Newport, and we will eventually need people to help us unpack and sort out our new home. Please email us at chicagobwp@gmail.com to let us know how you’re able to help!

1381 packages so far in 2020!

In 2019, we sent 5,117 packages—more than 15,300 books and composition books—to women and trans people locked up across the country. (In 2018 we sent 4,852 packages.) Big, big thanks to all our supporters because we couldn’t do it without you. (updated October 19, 2020)

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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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