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.
As Mississippi warms up, we have a few extra items on our wish list:
-Standing or tabletop fan
Thanks for your support!
Current book needs:
- Composition books
- Adult coloring books
- Sign language
We could also use new packs of colored pencils, as some prisoners are able to receive them. Thanks!
Another way to help us!
By choosing us as your beneficiary, we receive a donation every time you shop at Kroger. It’s free for you and doesn’t affect your sales, gas points, etc.
Last quarter we had 16 beneficiaries, who together raised $54.25 with their regular grocery shopping.
If you haven’t signed up, it just takes a second. Just head to krogercommunityrewards.com
Our volunteers have been stepping up to host more book packing parties, which means we’ve nearly doubled our capacity to send out books. That’s a great thing, but it also means we are spending twice as much in postage! As a Big House Books buddy, your small monthly donation can help ensure that prisoners receive the books they need and deserve: https://tinyurl.com/bhb-buds
We are currently overloaded with books and it will take us quite a while to get them sorted out. We are not accepting book donations at this time. If you’d like to help us, shoot us an email!!
This Giving Tuesday, we would like to raise enough funds to send packages of books to 250 prisoners over the holidays. Incarceration is never easy, and this time of year is especially difficult for those behind bars.
We have joined The Newman’s Own fundraising challenge for Giving Tuesday and would love if you could sign up for our fundraising team and invite your friends.
Simply click the big FUNDRAISE FOR THIS CAMPAIGN button and you’ll instantly have your own fundraising page as a part of our Team.