Great news! We got a grant from the Oregon Community Foundation for $500 in November 2013.
On October 10th we celebrated the 40th anniversary of Books to Prisoners with the Opening Night Celebration of the Social Justice Film Festival. The film screened was Mothers of Bedford, a feature length documentary, which followed five women incarcerated in the Bedford Hills Correctional Facility looking at their lives through the lens of motherhood. This … Continue reading Mothers of Bedford
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
The Producer of the new documentary 'Music From the Big House' is donating $2 to BTP for every copy sold. The movie had a national tour during the summer of 2012, but if you didn't get to see it, buy it now and help out BTP in the process. Find out more at the film's … Continue reading Music From the Big House
Good news! A private donor has offered a new two-to-one challenge grant. Any donation made to BTP this month will be double-matched by our donor up to $7500. This means that a donation of $10 through our website "Donations" page (or by snail mail) will mean $30 to BTP, a donation of $100 will mean $300.
On September 9th 2012 BTP held its second Community Cafe in the home of volunteer Emily. Attendees were treated to lovely views of Lake Washington and delicious food, all in a good cause. Volunteers gathered ingredients, cooked, and served a feast including a mushroom and cheese strata, enchiladas and tofu scramble.
BTP's sleek, newly designed website—the site you are looking at!—went live May 22, 2012, with a small launch party to celebrate. Created by web designer Gabriel Marihugh and Roz Foster of Glo-Pilot, the site was funded by a grant from the Riverstyx Foundation. The blog format is a new feature for us, and our goal … Continue reading New BTP website goes live
On April 29, 2012, Books to Prisoners generated a lot of interest among public health academics and policymakers when it hosted a table all day at the Western Regional International Health Conference at the University of Washington.