Books for Prisoners, book wrapping session (every Thursday!)

12/01/2011 4:30 pm

Books for Prisoners has received funding through the Student Sustainability Collective at UCSD's The Green Initiative Fund. This is great news, we now have money to ship out books on a weekly basis.

Come by with new energy and excitement to discuss B4P's next step.

Books for Prisoners is a non-profit, student organization at UCSD (University of California, San Diego) affiliated with Groundwork Bookstore. Our organization receives letters from inmates all over the country requesting books and resources. We send donated books (textbooks, novels, magazines, dictionaries, etc) directly to the inmates who write to us. In return they often send us artwork, stories and letters about their lives inside the prison system. Our goal is to help better educate inmates while they are incarcerated in the prison system.

Once a year, we hold an art show fundraiser to raise money for the postage of mailing books. We display the artwork, letters and stories sent to us in an effort to better educate the public about the condition of the prison system. We also showcase student art work side by side in hopes of drawing connection between the power of expression and individual human experience.

Event Location: 
Groundwork Books, 0323 Student Center UCSD (intersection of Gilman Dr. & Eucalyptus Grove Ln.), La Jolla, CA