G4G Boston + Prison Book Program

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  • G4G Boston + Prison Book Program
    February 15, 2020
    10:00 am - 1:00 pm

When:  Sat, Feb 15, 2020, 10 AM – 1 PM

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 for personal development. 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. PBP operates solely on volunteer effort, and as such, respects the thousands of hours of volunteer time that are donated each year by individuals and groups of various backgrounds.

About the project:  You will be responding to prisoners’ requests for books. You will be the personal shopper for the prisoners–reading their hand-written requests and finding appropriate books in PBP’s bookstore. Or you will be preparing the books for mailing—wrapping the books in brown paper and addressing the packages.

More information about the Prison Book Program can be found at http://www.prisonbookprogram.org/ .

Email us at boston@gayforgood.org if you have questions.