G4G Boston + Prison Book Program | Nov 14
G4G Boston + Prison Book Program
November 14, 2023
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
When: Tuesday, November 14, 6:30pm – 9pm
Where: Basement of the United First Parish Church (Church of Presidents); 1306 Hancock Street; Quincy, MA 02169
Directions and parking info: http://www.prisonbookprogram.org/about-us/directions/
By MBTA: Quincy Center Stop on Red Line or Commuter Rail
About the Prison Book Program (PBP): Since 1972, PBP provides donated books and other reading material to incarcerated people. PBP believes education is a powerful tool that reduces the likelihood of a prisoner returning to the prison system. PBP’s goals are to encourage literacy by filling requests for books and other educational materials.
About the project: We will be responding to prisoners’ requests for books…. there are traditionally 3 volunteer roles: opening and reading hand written letters, shopping for books, and preparing books for mailing – wrapping the books in brown paper and addressing the packages.
All volunteers must wear masks while volunteering at the Prison Book Program regardless of vaccination status.
This project is limited to 15 G4G volunteers.
G4G Chapter project coordinator: Dan