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Send Books to Prisoners on MLK National Day of Service

You are invited to take part in this special volunteer opportunity on Monday January 18th from 1-3pm. Families, organizations, groups and individuals are welcome. Don’t miss this unique chance to spend time with your friends, family and neighbors as we observe this Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service.

Show up at 1pm for a brief orientation and stay for as long as you’d like. You can expect to read letters from inmates, then select books from our collection of donated materials to meet their requests, then package the books for shipping. We will also be accepting financial donations which are used to pay for our postage costs and to purchase dictionaries, which is our most frequently requested book.

Urbana Champaign Books to Prisoners workshop is located in the basement of the Independent Media Center at 202 S. Broadway in Urbana. Questions? Email or call 708-782-4608 or visit Feel free to re-distribute this open invitation to others in our community.


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