Monday, October 12, 2009

Each Child Gets to Select a Book to Take Home

Dear Reader to Reader,

I received the carton of books you sent to help Concord Prison Outreach provide books to kids who come to visit their dads in prison. Several times a year, Concord Prison Outreach sponsors Family Day at the Northeastern Correctional Center in Concord, MA. It's a festive visiting day with crafts and activities for the kids to do. As part of the event, the kids get their picture taken with their dads. One print is sent home with the children and one is a precious keepsake for the dads (tucked in a frame decorated by their children). At the end of the visit, each child gets to select a book to take home.

In recent years, the number of children attending Family Days has grown, and it's a challenge to provide new and gently used books for every child at each event. Your donation of these wonderful books will help ensure that the kids go home not only with a happy memory and a cherished photo, but also with a book to call their own.

Thank you for the great work you do and for this much appreciated gift.

With all good wishes,

Phyllis Staffier
Concord Prison Outreach Volunteer
Concord, MA

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