The Greater Jackson Arts Council generously awarded us a $500 grant to save the world. We are going to send out more than 100 package of books to prisoners with it, which is a good start.
We had another successful year at the book festival! It was so awesome seeing people wearing their BHB shirts at the event.
We raised nearly $1,000, which will help us send about 300 packages of books to prisoners. 😀
We sold out of shirts and many visitors wanted to order our “book power” design. Pre-order here and we’ll make the order on September 1st
Not only do we have the best volunteers, but we also have the best visitors. Thanks to URJ Mitzvah Corps for including us in your travels to learn more about social justice projects in the south!
We have a new t-shirt design, just in time for our favorite event of the year- the Mississippi Book Festival. If you pre-order, it helps us keep more money free for postage costs, and allows you to pick the color you want! Get yours here.
Thanks to the amazing work of Attorney Rob McDuff and Beth Orlansky from the Mississippi Center for Justice, we are no longer barred from sending books to Parchman or South Mississippi Correctional Institution, and are officially written into the Dept of Corrections policy. This also paves the way for other nonprofit groups who send free books, or will send books in the future.