At our twice a month Book-Packing Parties, we open a lot of letters from incarcerated individuals requesting books. We always receive intense gratitude and kind words from people who have acquired books from our program. Sometimes, these letters are so eloquent and gracious that we just have to share. From a recent letter, an incarcerated individual wrote:
To Whom it May Concern,
Hello, I hope you are all doing well. It is a great thing you guys do for us and I’d like to
thank you for that. It’s really hard to understand a books worth until you’ve been in a small cell for months at a time with nothing but your mind to keep you company. Then, out of nowhere, you receive a book or two and your able to travel and meet different characters
who become friends, and yes, even enemies…
Anyways, I’d like to request a couple of books please. Thank you for your time.
[Name and personal information redacted]
Our Book-Packing Parties are on the second Wednesday of the month from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. and the last Sunday of the month from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m.
To find out more, you can join our email list by emailing us your information at firstname.lastname@example.org, or like our Facebook page and join the packing events.