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 and for TWO HOURS danced...
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 is one of her favorite...
The Capitalines Magazine which is a publication by the Junior League of Austin is a great read to learn about all the good work happening in Austin. We were happy to be featured in the Spring Issue! Thank you to JLA and the Capitalines team for all your hardwork and dedication to our community! Click here to view the Spring issue.
Dear friends of Women’s Storybook Project, It is our honor and pleasure to introduce you to SaulPaul, Musician with a Message. He has gifted us his beautiful song, Mama for Women’s Storybook Project. Please listen and share. This song, inspired by Pearlie, his grandma who raised him tells of the love that we all know to be true – a mother’s love. His experience away...
Amplify Austin is an annual 24-hour event that benefits central Texas nonprofits, including Women’s Storybook Project of Texas
Students from the Dynamic DIVA Dawgs and Bulldog Bros at Burnet Middle School chose Women’s Storybook Project as their philanthropy project for the 2018-2019 school year. They learned about our work, raised money, collected new books and even volunteered at the Barnes and Noble Holiday Book Drive. Their impact was tremendous! All in all, these students donated $1,000 and over 50 books to WSP. Would your school, civic group, book club or home school group like to hold a book or fund drive? Please contact us to learn more!
Host an Open Book Party - Do you love Women’s Storybook Project? An Open Book Party is the perfect way to share your enthusiasm with your friends, neighbors and colleagues and raise awareness about WSP. You choose the date and time and invite 30-40 people. A WSP representative will give a brief presentation, and our staff will help you every step of the way. Your commitment? Two hours, refreshments, pre-party planning and clean-up.
I love the books and I want to read more! I enjoy it very much. Thank you for bringing me and my mom closer together. When are the next books coming?
Freethink, an internet news organization, made a video showing how mothers connect with their children through reading. One mom states, “I love her, I’m never going to stop loving her - no matter what happens - and I want her to know that.” The simple sharing of a storybook can have a big impact on a family dealing with parental incarceration.
“I want to personally thank you for this program. It means so much to me and my children. For them to hear Mommy reading to them again, to be able to encourage them to keep reading, and to hear them tell me about their books is so amazing.” Alecia