Ms. Molly McCoid, class of 2016 at the Linsly School in Wheeling, organized a book drive for APBP. Molly collected and transported over 300 books to our work space! One of the many wonderful things about APBP is exactly this–we get to connect with amazing people around the region who care about books and educational justice. Thanks for your great work, Linsly School!
Category Archives: donations
Many thanks to author Maya Schenwar who has donated copies of her book, Locked Down, Locked Out: Why Prison Doesn’t Work and How We Can Do Better, to APBP. You can learn more about her important book at https://www.bkconnection.com/books/title/locked-down,-locked-out
We want to thank Shambhala Publications in Boston for donating 14 copies of _Writing Down the Bones_ to the Hazelton Women’s Book Club! It is especially wonderful to have new books to give to these dedicated readers. Thanks also to Kate Ridinger Smorul for making the connection with Shambhala.
Many thanks to law student Aaron Moss who organized a benefit concert for APBP in Virginia, one of the six states in our service region. We appreciate so much the time and effort of Aaron, the musicians, and others who participated in making this event happen. Organizing benefit concerts is a great way to help APBP raise money–this is a great example! If you are so inclined, why not organize one in your hometown? :-)
Flyer from benefit concert in Harrisonburg, VA, that raised about $250 for APBP.
Earlier this summer, the United Methodist Churches of the Boothsville charge in Marion County, West Virginia, collected hundreds of books for the APBP and even built beautiful handmade bookcases to help hold them. Pictured below is Tanya Devine, who organized the book drive, and some of the folks who helped her do it, along with the bookcases while they were still at the church. The photo above shows one of the donated bookcases in its new location in the APBP office, already loaded with books for prisoners. It’s by far the nicest we have. Thank you, Boothsville friends, for your wonderful generosity to the APBP!
We would like to say “thank you” to Sarabande Books, a nonprofit literary press in Louisville, KY, which specializes in poetry and short fiction. Sarabande kindly donated a box of books to our project after reading about us on the Poetry Foundation website this past October. It is great to see yet another donation coming from a region of Appalachia outside of our immediate Morgantown, WV, location as word of our project’s great work spreads throughout the country! Thank you, Sarabande Books!
APBP would like to thank Claire Parson and Sigma Tau Delta, the International English Honor Society, at Ohio’s Otterbein University for sending us hundreds of return address labels! This was a wonderful and much needed gift and we are very grateful. If any other college or university groups are looking for a service project or another way to volunteer with APBP, you can drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org. (Remember, our service area is six states wide, so we appreciate those from outside of our immediate West Virginia location getting involved!) Thanks again, Claire and Sigma Tau Delta!