New Volunteer Orientation

Our recent volunteer orientation was a great opportunity to go over the “new normal” in volunteering with our organization and prepare volunteer training to both new and old volunteers. Our virtual (and in person) volunteer training opportunity is a great practice to remain safe during these times. In preparation of our return to “in prison” volunteering in October, please check...

First trip to Plane Henley Jail!

After seeing our WSP in action at the Lane Murray Unit while she was the warden, Warden Howard contacted me after she was assigned to Plane State Jail/Henley unit. She wanted the program in Dayton (Houston area). It happened with her help and the Houston/Baytown volunteers! The Plane State Jail has the largest number of incarcerated females in a single...

A note from Judith

July is almost over, and I’m reminded of how much we (WSP) enjoyed that month!  Since Windham School District closed during July, it was time for us to relax a little (for me,  it was reading, gardening and sailing). We also had time to plan for The Texas Book Festival, Barnes and Noble Holiday Book Drives, prison expansion and other...

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 programs helping incarcerated mothers in...

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, and more.   We appreciate...

“FUN” raise for WSP to Amplify Austin!

It’s almost here! Amplify Austin is just around the corner, and we need your help in making it a success for our organization. We can reach so many more lives and truly make an impact.  I thought it would be a great idea if the entire WSP team would “CHEERLEAD” during this campaign (SEE Number 4 in Amplify Austin-Ways attached!)  This...

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 children to their incarcerated mothers...

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 time of Covid. After calling...