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WSP Annual Luncheon April 29: Help Us Double the Dream!
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WSP Annual Luncheon April 29: Help Us Double the Dream!

  WSP Annual Luncheon April 29: Help Us Double the Dream! Join Women’s Storybook Project volunteers, donors, and other supporters as we come together virtually at 12-12:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 29 for our fifth annual fundraising luncheon. With this year’s theme of Double the Dream, we’re aiming to raise $75,000 in support of WSP...

National Volunteer Week!
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National Volunteer Week!

  National Volunteer Week 2021   This week is National Volunteer Week 2021 and WSP would like to express our gratitude and appreciation for all our volunteers – especially during a difficult year.   Still, our volunteers found ways to stay involved – from our in office volunteer activities, our WSP Mail-In program, committee work,...

A Year In Review
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A Year In Review

Dear Friends,   2020 was unexpected in so many ways. We could not have seen the pandemic coming. In the months since the quarantine began; we have learned to listen, remain flexible and be open to new ideas. We are blessed to have a staff, board and volunteers that are truly dedicated to our mission of connecting...

Special thanks to TDCJ!
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Special thanks to TDCJ!

As 2020 winds down and we prepare to celebrate the holidays, WSP wanted to recognize the hard work of all the wardens and staff at the TDCJ women’s units we serve, Snacks were sent via Amazon and we wished the wardens and the staff Happy Holidays and thanked them for their hard work during this difficult...

We’re Still Here!
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We’re Still Here!

by Emilie Crimmins, Barnes & Noble Holiday Book Drive Chair It’s that time of the year again (think: hot chocolate, fuzzy socks, chilly weather) and Women’s Storybook project of Texas isn’t letting anything stop us from participating in the Barnes & Noble Holiday Book Drive – not even 2020! Since the holiday season is going to look...

Meet our 2020 Annual Luncheon Chairs: Margene Beckham and Mary Ellen Borgelt
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Meet our 2020 Annual Luncheon Chairs: Margene Beckham and Mary Ellen Borgelt

One of the hottest seats to the best event in Austin… and then suddenly COVID-19 changed everything about Women’s Storybook of Texas’ Annual Fundraising Luncheon except – the need of children with incarcerated moms. Children already experiencing challenges, are now isolated by a pandemic. WSP event chairs Mary Ellen Borgelt and Margene Beckham are prepared...

Introducing our new intern for the fall!
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Introducing our new intern for the fall!

We’d like to introduce you to our Social Media & Digital Marketing Intern, Nafisa Nazeer! She attends Southwestern University where she’s pursuing a Business and Economics double-major.  She’ll be helping us throughout the semester with general digital marketing strategy. Welcome, Nafisa! Nafisa also co-found the agency, Octagons along with 7 of her classmates. Octagons helps...

“I Love You” Books
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“I Love You” Books

By Shereen Vinke, WSP Volunteer For most of us involved in the Women’s Storybook Project, reading holds a special place in our lives.  We have fond memories of our parents reading to us as small children, their voices bringing stories alive for us, or we cherish memories of our own little ones snuggled on our...

Amid coronavirus, WSP continues to connect incarcerated mothers with their children (and caregivers) in letter-writing campaign
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Amid coronavirus, WSP continues to connect incarcerated mothers with their children (and caregivers) in letter-writing campaign

By Lydia Pyne, WSP Volunteer On 13 March 2020, the Texas Department of Criminal Justice emailed its volunteers to inform them that “effective immediately” all visits, volunteer training, and programs at correctional units were suspended due to COVID-19.  These canceled programs included, of course, Women’s Storybook Project.  Although this was obviously a prudent decision from...

Spring Break Tap -A- Thon!
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Spring Break Tap -A- Thon!

Even after moving to California, Besher Garcia continues to have an impact on the work of Women’s Storybook Project! This April, quarantined and stuck at home for Spring Break, Besher made the best of his situation and decided to make a difference in the world through dance. On April 18th, he held a Facebook Live Tap-a-Thon...

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Click here to join us for our 5th Annual Luncheon today at Noon.