NYC Books Through Bars would not exist without the help of people who donate money for postage, which is what 100% of our funds go towards, as we are a group run entirely by volunteers. We are fiscally sponsored by ABC No Rio – a 501(c)(3), which means that all donations to Books Through Bars are tax deductible.
We have been told time and time again that we are people’s only source of reading materials, as libraries in prisons are severely underfunded or even nonexistent, and because many people in prison are indigent and do not have funds to purchase materials themselves. We have also been told that whatever we send gets shared between many people, as books in prison are greatly valued.
We send our packages via media-mail. It currently costs $2.63 to mail a 1-lb. package, $3.12 to mail a 2-lb. package, and $3.61 to mail a 3-lb. package.
With these prices, on average it costs about:
- $20 to send packages to around 6 people
- $40 to send packages to around 12 people
- $60 to send packages to around 18 people
- $80 to send packages to around 25 people
- $100 to send packages to around 30 people
TO DONATE VIA POSTAL MAIL
Make checks payable to ABC No Rio, and send to:
NYC Books Through Bars
c/o ABC No Rio
107 Suffolk St. #305
New York, NY 10002
TO DONATE IN SOMEONE’S NAME
If you would like to donate in someone’s name, we will mail a personalized card to the recipient. After making your donation via check or PayPal, send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org with the following information:
- method of donation (online or postal mail)
- the recipient’s name and full address
- if there is a special note you would like included