Unfortunately, Texas has one of highest rates of incarcerated mothers throughout the country. Due to poverty, recidivism, addictions, and many other factors, children are left without a mother and in many ways are expected to fend for themselves in an already unforgiving world. As a ripple effect, three out of five children in this demographic will also end up in prison, and so the cycle continues.
The Women’s Storybook project aims to improve this bleak situation and break this cycle. Their mission is to connect these children with their incarcerated mothers through the power of voice and literature. Volunteers with the Storybook Project visit prisons across Texas, record mothers while they read books for their children, and then send the books and the recording to the children. It is a heartfelt and powerful program that works towards bettering the families and communities within the great state of Texas.
Children need their mother, and right now these local families need you. If you are so inclined, please donate to our Amplify Austin campaigns at the Amplify Austin website – simply copy the link below and paste it in your browser window. Any size donation will make a difference.
Thank you for helping the Women’s Storybook Project reach our goal of $15,000!
Keep turning pages, keep turning lives.