A library page by day, an intrepid volunteer by night: meet August's Volunteer of the Month.
Great news! We got a grant from the Oregon Community Foundation for $500 in November 2013.
"I think it’s a wonderful place to have a direct impact on somebody out there that has expressed a need and you are actively fulfilling a need."
Books to Prisoners supports donations of reading glasses for prisoners with vision issues in King County, Washington.
Eve and I had an opportunity to meet with three executives from a major German TV company, ProSiebenSat.1. It was arranged as part of a tour they were doing to meet with Adobe and other companies and BTP was part of an evening with volunteers from non-profits such as Steampunk, female writers, a global philanthropic … Continue reading BtP meets Euro TV executives
"One of the reasons I work with people who battle addiction and mental health issues is that I believe people are capable of changing, and that providing books supports people in changing their perspectives and caters to the imagination."
"I like the idea of helping people learn new things and develop themselves, therefore taking steps to their own rehabilitation to help reintegrate themselves back into society. Prison acts to punish people, but not to rehabilitate their lives."
"If you're not seeking it out, it's so easy to forget about the prison population, by virtue of the way it's set up."
Michael Grunder has been one of our stalwart wrappers for the past year. He keeps up a lively conversation, often on political topics, while churning out the wrapped packages to send. He learned about us through our website. Question: Do you think most people who work here have similar understanding and sympathy for prisoners? The … Continue reading Featured Volunteer