Do you have a friend or family member in prison who would like to receive books? We may be able to help. Please email us at chicagobwp@gmail.com. Be sure to include the name and mailing address of the incarcerated individual.

You may also be interested in other resources available to women in prison and their families, friends and advocates.

Interested in volunteering? Learn more here.

We’re open Saturdays and Sundays 2–5 pm to fulfill requests and accept donations at 4511 N. Hermitage (Hermitage and Sunnyside). We’re only two blocks from the Montrose Brown Line stop and there is plenty of free street parking. Take the walkway to the church’s community building—not the sanctuary on the corner—and ring our doorbell. It’s the highest one to the left of the door.

Want to donate books or other materials? Learn more here about what we need most (and don’t need at all).

If you have any questions—or would like to drop something off, but weekend afternoons are inconvenient—please email us at chicagobwp@gmail.com.

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2,549 packages so far in 2017!

That’s 2,215 packages of books and 334 blank journals—and counting. In 2016 we sent 3,901 packages (3,310 packages of books and 591 blank journals). Many thanks to all our supporters! (updated June 25, 2017)

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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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Learn what we're looking for now (updated May 30, 2017)

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