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Women's Storybook Project is an award-winning volunteer program that connects children with their incarcerated mothers through the joy of literature.

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IRS EIN: 27-2824547
Website: http://www.storybookproject.org/
Email: info@storybookproject.org
Phone Number: 512-861-5110
Address: 700 E. 11th St.
Austin, TX 78701
Women's Storybook Project bridges the gap between children and their incarcerated mothers. Recordings of mothers reading a story are sent to their children. Look what WSP did in 2017!

- 1,278 incarcerated moms read and recorded stories.
- 2,530 kids received books from their moms and heard "I love you."
- 7,923 hours were donated by our dedicated volunteer.

All prisons have updated equipment. We've now added an additional female prison unit - Hobby in Marlin.

Our 1st Annual Luncheon was a success! Thanks to all who attended and supported our efforts.

WSP Founder, Judith Dullnig was interviewed by Texas Observer's Managing Editor, Rosa Cahalan! Here's a link to the article:

DID YOU KNOW - There are more than one million women currently behind bars in the U.S., and that number is on the rise. In fact, women are the fastest growing segment of the prison population in the country, and the rate of incarceration for women has been growing nearly twice as fast as that of men since 1985, according to the ACLU. https://goo.gl/n7xxz9

Impact Statement

Women's Storybook Project is a win-win-win for the child, the mother and the prison.

- a child hears a message from his mom and listens to her as he "reads" along with a new
- the mother's self-esteem improves because she knows she's doing something positive for
for her child.
- behavior at the prison improves since the mother is chosen by WSP on merit for good behavior.

Needs Statement

The female offender population is one of the fastest growing populations, creating the opening of another female facility in Texas. WSP needs to expand our program into all these prisons. Currently, we have over 200 volunteers who record mothers in 9 of the 10 Texas prisons for women. A priority for WSP is to expand our program in order to help more children connect with their moms.

What your generous donation will purchase:

$25 Will buy two new books, a mailer and postage for two children.

$50 Will pay for gas for one month for volunteers to travel to prisons.

$100 Will purchase 8 digital recorders to record mothers reading.

$400 Will purchase a laptop with a cd burner to create CDs that can be mailed to child.

"I'm so grateful for this great opportunity. It has deepened my bond with my son even though I'm incarcerated. It lets him know that my love is ever-present and unchangeable." - Incarcerated Mother

"I really enjoyed my mom's book. I love her voice. She used to read to me all the time." -David (Child)

"Thank you so much for this class, I know she gets them and just hearing my voice hopefully lets her know I've never stopped thinking and loving her. -Incarcerated Mother

"My grandson loves it. He immediately recognized his mothers voice on the tape. He sits very still while I turn the pages for him and we do not have any other distractions during this special time, i.e, no T.V. or anything or anyone else around. It is what we do in the mornings to begin our routine for the day." -Grandmother

"To all who may concern, I just want you all to know, no amount of counseling or progressive steps can compare with this wonderful project. Just to see my grandchildren's eyes light up, the smile on their faces, to hear mommy's voice, reading the storybook. This book is so awesome. The whole project is so dynamic and I want you to know from my point of view, this is such a blessing for my grandchildren. If you can only imagine, how happy these two boys were to receive this gift. I commend all of you for taking the time to do this. They came to us like showers of blessings. My boys listen to Mommy's voice every night before they go to bed. It gives them something to hold on to. Thank you. Thank you." -Grandmother
There are many ways to get involved in Women's Storybook Project of Texas. You can:

- Volunteer in prison
- Volunteer at a book event
- Host an "Open Book Party"
- Become a corporate sponsor
- Sort and box books
- Serve as a board or committee member

Learn more here: storybookproject.org