© Kate Piliero 2019

The Messages Project

The Messages Project is a wonderful organization in which I am involved that helps establish and maintain the bond between children and their incarcerated parents through the magic of picture books. Their volunteers enter correctional institutions and film parents reading donated books aloud to their children. The  messages are then delivered to the children along with a copy of the book that their parent read. Messages Project volunteers have recorded over 19,000 video messages with incarcerated parents across the United States and abroad.

Children of incarcerated parents are six times more likely to become involved in the criminal justice system. The Messages Project helps those at-risk children establish and maintain the bond with their incarcerated parents. The program not only helps these children, but it also helps to prevent incarcerated parents from returning to prison.

You can learn more here, or follow them on Twitter or Facebook

They have an Amazon Wishlist of specific book donations they'd like here.  You can also designate them as your Amazon Smile beneficiary charity. 

Additional book and monetary donations are always welcome as well.