My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for Books To Prisoners, Seattle, WA, USA
BTP is a life line for prisoners, especially right now during the pandemic. We have heard from so many prisoners that the resources we send send are keeping them sane. I cannot imagine being in lock down 23 of 24 hours a day. They are so grateful to read, learn, adventure, and escape through literature. The narratives we read shape our understanding of the world and help us make sense of our experiences and the experiences of those around us. Books and stories have the unique ability to impart wisdom, build empathy, teach skills and tools without the in person experience. Books helps us process what we think and feel, and help us formulate a plan to begin coping with trauma by providing tangible evidence that others have faced the same challenges we survived. Stories equal hope, resilience, and medicine that have the power to heal.
My favorite part of volunteering is finding the PERFECT Book that matches the request! It makes me so happy to think about the person opening the package and discovering that someone they don't know them cares about them.