June 22 - December 31
Please help us with our next fund-raising project, 1000 Dictionaries Drive, which hopes to raise $5,200 to purchase 1,000 dictionaries for prisoners who request them.
Beginning July 1 through December 31, all donations at our bookstall at the Claremont Farmers & Artisans Market (Sundays 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM) will be designated to the purchase of new dictionaries.
Dictionaries represent about 25% of the requests we receive, and we send out approximately 200 dictionaries per month at a cost of roughly $1,000 (plus postage). However, we must purchase NEW dictionaries because, in most states, prisoners are not allowed to receive used dictionaries. Sadly, we are not currently able to respond to all requests for dictionaries, because of the expense to purchase new ones.
"The dictionary really helped me while I studied. I have completed my high school education now. I know that will help me when I get out of here. Thank you for caring about us."