Monetary Contributions(may be tax deductible) 

Every little bit helps: it only takes $10 to send four packages of books to incarcerated women. In addition, a tax-deductible donation of $75 will pay our rent for a whole month. Please make your check out to Chicago Legal Advocacy for Incarcerated Mothers (CLAIM) and write  “For CBWP” in the memo line of your check. CLAIM is a 501(c)3 organization and they act as our fiscal sponsors. You can send checks or cash to us at:

Chicago Books to Women in Prison
P O Box 14778
Chicago IL 60614

For information about donating books or office supplies, please see our Donations page.

Special Thanks
The following organizations have supported Chicago Books to Women in Children through grants and donations:

  • Chicago Foundation for Women, 2007
  • McDougal Littell, $1200 grant in 2005
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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.

4,592 packages so far in 2018!

That’s 4,267 packages of books and 325 blank journals to incarcerated women across the country. Big thanks to all our supporters—we couldn’t do it without you! (updated December 9, 2018)

Help us get the most wanted books!

Learn what we’re looking for now

• Shop our Amazon wish list (feel free to buy from the list at other stores)

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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