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...

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 different for all of us,...

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 to meet this need by...

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 small businesses develop their online...

“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 laps, pudgy fingers pointing at...