Book a reading by Monday, April 13th, and you’ll be sending free books to 40 people who need them, thanks to Bellingham Books To Prisoners! We can troubleshoot what’s going on in your life and make a difference in the lives of people in trouble, all at the same time.
I have long been inspired by Bellingham Books To Prisoners‘ amazing work:
- They send free books to people living isolated, at society’s margins, which inspires education and hope for the future.
- They remind the rest of us that prisoners are people, and encourage us to engage with their humanity in a really easy way.
I recently saw a display of thank you notes from grateful book recipients at the downtown library. It brought tears to my eyes to realize what a profound gesture it can be to send someone a dictionary, a novel, or a book about science or starting a business.
I don’t know about you, but sometimes I find it really easy to forget how many Americans are living in prisons, trying to figure out what to do with their lives, now that their options have narrowed. Whatever mistakes landed them there, my heart goes out to them. Sending them books they request seems like such a simple and cost-effective way to reach out and help them feel that their life still has meaning and possibility.
I just found out that an anonymous donor has agreed to match all donations they receive in the next week. So I’ve decided to donate $50 from every full-length reading you purchase between now and Monday the 13th to Bellingham Books To Prisoners, which will then magically turn into a $100 donation thanks to the donor match.
That’s enough to send packages of books to 40 people!
Let’s do this. Click here to purchase a reading for yourself or a friend by Monday the 13th. (You can schedule the reading for any time within the next year.)
I’m so excited to meet with you, help you sort out your stuff, and help 40 other people at the same time!