Last year, Liberation Library asked for 500 holiday cards to send to young people caged in the prisons we serve. Within weeks, we received over 1,500 holiday cards from across the country and around the world.
In an effort to continue this connection between our distant supporters and incarcerated young people throughout the year, we will be collecting birthday cards and delivering them to all of our partner IYC sites.
We ask that birthday cards be non-denominational and up-lifting. Inspiring quotes are always great, and in the past the young people have even appreciated funny jokes or puns. You won’t know the age or name of the person who receives the card, so please keep the text applicable to young people of all ages.
We also ask that the cards not have any glitter or stickers on them, as they will get rejected by the facilities. Cards would preferably be signed as "[your name] with Liberation Library".
Please do not include the individual envelopes. Multiples cards should be mailed in one larger envelope.
Donations can be received on an ongoing basis to:
Liberation Library c/o In These Times
2040 N Milwaukee Ave
Chicago IL 60647
*Can’t write a card but want to help? Purchase blank birthday cards through our Amazon wishlist for our volunteer packing days!