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Pick up and organize books for children of incarcerated parents

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ORGANIZATION: Companions Journeying Together, Inc

  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
  • 128 people are interested

Aunt Mary's Storybook, a cherished initiative of Companions Journeying Together, extends a heartwarming connection between incarcerated individuals in several Chicagoland county jails and Illinois state prisons and their beloved children, stepchildren, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and more.

What We Do: We provide books and audio recorders to those in custody, assisting them in selecting age-appropriate books for the children who mean the most to them. Each participant is given an opportunity to create a unique audio recording, reading the book and adding a personal message. On behalf of the person in custody, we then lovingly package and send the book and recording to the child.

We Need Your Help: We're searching for a dedicated volunteer located in the Chicagoland area to assist us in picking up donated books from a warehouse in Pilsen on a monthly basis and entering them into our web-based application inventory system. The inventoried books are then dropped off in the La Grange area. Besides picking up and dropping off the books, this volunteer activity is done from your home.

Your Role:

  • Picking up donated books from a warehouse in Pilsen
  • Entering ISBN from each donated book into our inventory system
  • Entering data from publicly accessible databases into the inventory system
  • Preparing inventory labels and affixing them to each donated book
  • Dropping off the entered books to the La Grange area
  • Meeting with us occasionally for supplies


  • Access to a reliable form of transportation to transport boxes of books
  • Access to personal computer, internet, and printer
  • Ability to lift several boxes of books weighing roughly 25 lb each
  • An eye for detail
  • Highly organized
  • A passion for making a difference in the lives of families separated by incarceration

Get Involved: If you're interested in being a part of this meaningful project and you meet the above requirements, we'd love to hear from you. Please contact us, and we'll direct you to complete our online volunteer application.

Together, we can create lasting memories and connections for families in need.

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About Companions Journeying Together, Inc


PO Box 457, Western Springs, IL 60558, US

Mission Statement

We offer programs that serve incarcerated people and their families.


Send new books to the children of prisoners with a recording of the parents reading the stories.

Send mail to prisoners including Christmas and birthday cards/personal correspondence.

Provide stationery at Mother's Day so families can communicate with each other.


Children & Youth
Education & Literacy
Justice & Legal
Children & Youth, Education & Literacy, Justice & Legal


We'll work with your schedule.


10 West Cossitt AvenueLa Grange, IL 60525



  • Data Entry
  • Executive Admin
  • Basic Computer Skills


  • People 55+
  • Group


  • Driver's License Needed
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 10 hours/month
  • Reliable form of transportation, Computer/internet savvy

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