Thanks to Kate Reading, Micheal Kramer, and the Wheel of Time fans of the https://www.patreon.com/littleband who recently donated over $1200 to BtP. Kate and Michael, who record the audio versions of the Wheel of Time books written by Robert Jordan and Brandon Sanderson, are long-time BtP supporters. Donate at least $50 to BtP (or another … Continue reading Thank you, Wheel of Time Fans!
How the pandemic changed the volunteer experience at Books to Prisoners
Seattle Now is a weekday podcast produced by public radio station KUOW. Beginning at six minutes, board member Andy Chan describes how we adapted to quarantine. Volunteers from Real Change and The Museum of Flight are interviewed as well. This 15-minute program begins with a round-up of efforts to protest and prevent deaths of people … Continue reading How the pandemic changed the volunteer experience at Books to Prisoners
Great news! We got a grant from the Oregon Community Foundation for $500 in November 2013.
Mothers of Bedford
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
BtP meets Euro TV executives
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
Music From the Big House
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
Thanks for your donations during our fall fundraiser!
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.
BTP’s 2nd Community Cafe a great success!
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.
New BTP website goes live
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
BTP at Global Health Conference
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.