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Books to Prisoners mailing night tonight!

Books to Prisoners is an all volunteer project working to provide educational material and literature to those who are incarcerated in this country. We hope to help politicize prisoners. Please come help! Any level of commitment welcome.

Mailing nights are 5-8 pm Monday and Tuesday nights. The workspace is at 60 N. Sacramento St, the entrance is on the right side of the house.
If folks want to get involved, but can't make mailing nights, there are lots of things that need to be done and if even one of these is something you can help with only one time, your help is much appreciated.

we need volunteers to answer mail & put together packages, to check book donation boxes (at Laughing Horse, Back to Back Cafe, and Reflections Mirror Image Bookstore, and to organize fundraisers. Around 50 packages gets mailed off with every hundred bucks we get, so a little goes a long way...

If you want to donate books or bucks or stamps but can't make the mailing nights, there are drop-boxes now at 2 locations: (Feel empowered to check these and bring books left there to the office on the mailing nights as well)

* Reflections Mirror Image Bookstore at the corner of NE Garfield and Killingsworth
* Back to Back Cafe at 616 E. Burnside. There is also a donations box at Back to Back.
*Laughing Horse at SE 37th & Division

We need non-hardback BOOKS! (radical/political content, literature that you think is worth reading, DICTIONARIES, thesauruses, legal books, spiritual, cultural history, especially Latin American, Chicano, lesbian/gay and African American studies, alternative medicine, et cetera), packaging supplies, especially clear packaging tape and brown paper, office supplies like pens and paper to write letters on, zines, postage stamps, $, and BENEFIT SHOWS!! Also copying the mailing labels and literature & flyers for mailing and for tabling is always a need. If folks want to table, that would be great too.

The workspace is located between MLK & Williams, (take #6, #4, #33, or #40, get off on Sacramento, between Broadway & Russell)

Portland Books To Prisoners
POB 11222
Portland, OR 97211