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Author Topic: Books to Prisoners  (Read 2750 times)

Offline Taji

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Books to Prisoners
« on: August 05, 2013, 07:24:11 pm »
So at Retreat this year, we were encouraged to share the volunteer stuff we've been doing in order to help people looking for ideas.

I've been loosely involved with   this group.  I like it because it's very flexible.  I go when I have time.  And it involves writing letters, books, and helping prisoners who I think often don't get a fair shake in our justice system.  Basically, what you do is open letters received from prisoners in various state prisons.  They make requests for certain books, authors, topics and then you try to match those requests as best you can from the library of donated books.  You send them a brief note back with the book and then go on to the next letter.  I've kind of fallen off of going since the weather got nice, but I think I need to get back into it.

This is a local organization, but I think there are other groups with similar missions around the country.

Senebty,

Taji
Tasedjebbastmut (Taji),
Daughter of Bast-Mut
Beloved of Yinepu, Sekhmet, Set, Heru-wer, & Aset
Devoted to the Queen of Heaven (in various iterations)

Offline Nubwy

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Re: Books to Prisoners
« Reply #1 on: August 06, 2013, 12:10:20 am »
For those in Ohio, it will be  Cleveland Books 2 Prisoners. I'll try to contact them through the provided information, and get back to you guys in Ohio on how to donate. I know I could unload some good reads there :)
Nubwysenu, The Two Golden Ones

Son of Ra-Heruakhety and Sekhmet-Hethert.
Beloved of Wepwawet-Yinepu.

Offline Rev. Saryt

  • Sema Kau Bak
  • W'ab (priest)
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Re: Books to Prisoners
« Reply #2 on: August 06, 2013, 11:29:27 am »
"Book 'Em" is Pittsburgh's version of Books to Prisoners, meeting from 4 to 6pm on the first three Sundays of the month at the Thomas Merton Center at 5129 Penn Avenue. If anyone in Western Pennsylvania or Eastern Ohio is interested, you can check them out here.

http://bookempgh.org/Home_Page.html
Rev. Sarytsenuwi
(Standardbearer of my Two | Porta-estandarte de meus Dois)
Sat Set her Bast | Meryt Heru-wer, Hethert-Nut, her Heqat
W'ab Nekhen Medetsen net Nekh | Fedw for Set and Bast

Offline Rev. Neferuhethert

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  • W'ab (priest)
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Re: Books to Prisoners
« Reply #3 on: September 21, 2013, 04:53:12 pm »
This is a great idea!
Rev. NeferuHethert
Sat Hethert/Sekhmet, meryt Ra her Djehuty her Yinepu/Wepwawet
Heryt seshta and Mut-netjer Hethert

Re: Books to Prisoners
« Reply #4 on: December 17, 2013, 01:06:48 pm »
That sounds extremely comendable.
[color:purple]  All those moments will be lost in time... like tears in rain.[/color]

 


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