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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...

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...

Volunteer Spotlight: Judy Darnell
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Volunteer Spotlight: Judy Darnell

Our Volunteer Spotlight this month shines on Judy Darnell. Since 2005, Judy has been involved with Women’s Storybook Project in some way. After meeting Judy at a clothing show – Judith said, “Do you have a minute? I’d like to tell you about a special program.” Judy was drawn to the mission and she was hooked. She is a former schoolteacher and the library...