We appreciate the thousands of people who have supported our project since we were born in the early 1970s – each and every one of whom has contributed to our existence today, whether with money or supplies or labor!

We also want to recognize that some people have gone above and beyond. In the same vein as our (sporadic) “Volunteer of the Month” articles, we’d like to recognize financial donors who have given more than the norm to keep our project alive!
Listed below are notable donors who have contributed to our project over the years. Everyone here has given $200 or more to our program!

Our organization is almost entirely funded by personal donation, so these amounts are deeply significant to us! $200 pays for the postage involved in sending out 50-60ish packages – a little bit less than ~0.7% of our yearly postage costs – or well over a month’s worth of wrapping paper and mailing supplies. $1000 pays about 1/30th of our yearly postage costs, or 3/4ths of the monthly rent for our office/library space!

This is an opt-in honor – all names and any photos are shared only upon request (barring some public figures who have already okayed their donation being known.) To be added to this page if you’ve made significant donations to us in the past, please email us at BooksToPrisoners@live.com. (And if you haven’t reached the donation threshold needed to be added here, consider visiting our donation page!)

  • Adelaide Blair
  • Alan Greenbaum & Laura Thorne
  • aleksandra bromfield
  • Alice Walker
  • Andy Chan
  • Anne Soffee
  • Anonymous
  • Beth Green
  • Beth Meshke
  • Bion Johnson
  • Brandi Carlile
  • Bridget Dacres
  • Lori & Steve Buchsbaum
  • The Burke Family
  • Carol Anderson
  • Christian Claiborn & Christina Filios
  • Christina Wright
  • Chumbawamba
  • Courtney Tabor
  • Craig Eidsmoe & Yoko Kuramoto-Eidsmoe
  • Curtis and Lynessa Cronn
  • Dan Crankshaw
  • David C. Leiker
  • David Wright
  • Dawn Wood
  • Debbie Harrison
  • Deborah Mersky
  • Denise Levertov
  • Desiree Gibson
  • The Devil Makes Three
  • Diane Steen
  • Erin Moore
  • Evelyn Caldwell-Horne
  • Flyleaf
  • Gail Savina
  • Gordon Luetjen
  • Gregory Loperman
  • The Grateful Dead
  • Harris & Elizabeth Nover
  • Heather Fuller
  • Innogen Steele
  • Jennie & Evan Iverson
  • James Patterson (who is also one of our most-requested authors!)
  • Jan Brustmann
  • Jane Colton
  • Janet Buttenwieser
  • Janette Adamucci
  • Janie Starr
  • Joe Weil
  • John Midgely
  • Jonathan Brown
  • JoXn S Costello
  • Judy Pigott
  • Julia Anderson
  • Julia Dorn
  • Julie Shapiro & Shelly Cohen; Eli McClintock-Shapiro
  • Karen Greytak
  • Kate Reading & Michael Kramer
  • Kathleen Sullivan
  • Kerensa Stoll
  • Kinetic West
  • Leah Brown
  • Lisa Benaron
  • Magda Baker
  • Margot Boyer
  • Maria ‘Isia’ Kott
  • Mark Smith
  • Mary Whisner
  • Matthew D. Wolf
  • Meera Lee Sethi
  • Melanie Clark
  • Michael Hilliard
  • Michelle Dillon
  • Mike Farrell
  • Nancy Duncan Huss & David Huss
  • Nel Waldron
  • Noam Chomsky
  • Omnivore Books on Food
  • Phyllis A. Baker – BTP Volunteer, in memoriam
  • Phyllis Hatfield
  • PJ Heart
  • Rachel Beukelman
  • Rachel Maxwell
  • REM
  • Robert Zieger
  • Robin Stump
  • Rosa Ji Yoon Hyun
  • Sally L. Anderson
  • Sam Hammill
  • Samantha Thompson
  • Sarah Rummel
  • Mr. & Mrs. Schindler
  • Sharon McGrayne
  • Shulamit Decktor
  • Susan & Roger Atlas
  • Tracy Middlebrook
  • Trampled by Turtles
  • The Transformation Fund
  • Tristan Crippen
  • William Martin
  • Yukimi Haraguchi

If you’ve requested to have your name added here but don’t see it listed above, please email us at BooksToPrisoners@Live.com – most likely, our data entry volunteer skipped something by mistake!