We received this drawing, titled, ” A Prisoner’s Point of View,” in a letter today. For folks behind bars, nightmarish scenes aren’t relegated to Halloween. Help us send books to people like this artist by making a donation today.
We’re stoked that volunteering at BHB is part of the curriculum for a “Philosophy of Happiness” class at Millsaps College this semester.
“Remember that the happiest people are not those getting more, but those giving more.” ― H. Jackson Brown Jr.
We are all out of Manga! Can you help? Donations can be dropped off anytime outside 133 Millsaps Ave in Jackson.
Did you know that we are always in need of composition books? We typically buy them at Dollar Tree, but this time of year brings awesome sales! They are currently just 50 cents at Walmart. You can help by donating funds or composition books!
Kelsey saw a bunch of cars parked outside our space today and was asking if he could wash cars. One of our volunteers asked if he could vacuum the inside after they dropped off some books at the thrift store across the street.
“Are you giving those books away? I love books. Can I look through them first?”
We told him about our mission and his eyes got wide. “Oh my God, I just got out of Parchman. I can’t believe I’m meeting you guys!” Kelsey had received books from us on the inside.
Kelsey is starting a car detailing business and is currently at a halfway house. We asked him to pick out all the books he wanted from the shelves. Here’s what he chose.
We are currently accepting general book donations! Please make sure your donations are in reasonably good condition and are paperback.
We especially need Stephen King books and all books in the Twilight Series.
We currently are not accepting general book donations, but we do need the following:
- Daily planners (no spiral bound)
- Greg Isles books
- Urban Fiction books
- All the books in these photos (except the ones that are crossed out. We found those! 😃)
Your donations to BHB make it possible for us to help librarians like Jeff in the Leake County Correctional Facility Library! He needed a book and CD in order to fix their library system software, and we were able to purchase a used copy for him to work with. Thank you!!