Olympia Books to Prisoners is entirely volunteer run. Our library consists of donated books, and our space has been donated as well. Our only major expense is the cost of shipping. As a grassroots organization with limited resources, that can be a barrier to seeing our work through. We do some fundraising events but would much rather spend our time doing the work of getting books to prisoners.
When you donate to Books to Prisoners, your money will be used to ship books to people who are eagerly awaiting them in prison or to purchase packing materials. In recent months the cost of shipping packages has risen nearly 60%. An average package costs about $5 to ship via media mail. A generous $20 donation will ensure that at least four people receive books free of charge. But even just a few dollars makes a big difference. Thank you for your support.