Get Involved: Donate Money

The number of requests we receive has been steadily increasing. Books to Prisoners now receives between 1,000 and 1,300 letters every month; each package of books costs $3-$4 to mail. The need for Books to Prisoners is greater than ever, and so is our reliance on donations to continue to send books to incarcerated individuals.

We are staffed almost exclusively by volunteers, with one part-time program coordinator (salary provided with grant money). Individual donations go directly to Books to Prisoners’ operating costs, which include purchases of postage, wrapping paper, tape, and frequently requested books.

Individual donations are proportionate to our postage costs. Money for postage is crucial to our ability to respond to every request for help. (note: income and expenses exclude our part-time staffer, funded by a non-recurring settlement grant)

Your donation keeps Books to Prisoners in operation! 

$25 sends 1 package of books to 1 inmate every day for 1 week.

$100 sends packages of books to 30 inmates.

Please make checks payable to Books to Prisoners:

Books to Prisoners
c/o Left Bank Books
92 Pike Street, Box A,
Seattle, WA 98101

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On behalf of our volunteers, and on behalf of the inmates we serve: thank you for your help. We deeply appreciate your donation.

Donors contributing over $200 receive a free BTP t-shirt! Follow this link for details.