Daily Call to Action – Consider donating to the book drive and please share the info with friends.

Women’s Prison and Youth Detention Center Book Drive

Here is a link to the list: https://marylandwisewomen.com/2018/06/19/womens-prison-book-drive/

Who: ​Collaboration between WISE and Maryland Reentry Resource Center

Book drive for Maryland Women’s Prison and Youth Detentions Center

Severna Park:

1. Big Bean Coffee Shop + address

2. Julie Shay – 605 Red Oak Court


1. Old Fox Books 35 Maryland Ave., Annapolis, MD 21401

2. 49 West Coffeehouse, Wine Bar & Gallery

Why:​ Books provide the opportunity for incarcerated individuals to develop the educational, life, spiritual, and work skills needed to successfully return to their community. Recently, the state of Maryland had instituted a policy to ban prisoners from receiving books shipped from online retailers or sent by family and friends. Although this policy has since been rescinded, it highlights the importance of quality libraries in the lives of those incarcerated. Please help to provide the resources to supply our state women’s prisons and youth detention centers with the books they need for rebuilding their lives and taking control of their futures. Your efforts are much appreciated.

How :​ There are 3 ways to Donate – Book lists can be found on our website.

1. Bring in a Gently Used book(s) to one of the four locations.

2. Order a book from the list and ship directly to Maryland Reentry Resource Center (Old

Fox will place your order directly from store. Support Local!) If you’d prefer to order yourself, requests can be found at https://marylandwisewomen.com/2018/06/19/womens-prison-book-drive/

3. Send a monetary donation to Maryland Reentry Resource Center at P.O. Box 366 Gambrills 21054 for the purchase of books. Please write “Prison book drive” in comments.

When:​ Now through August 31st

WISE would love to hear from you.....

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