June Collection Helps Incarcerated Women

Project Re-Entry Provides Small Items

To women in prison, little things can mean a lot. That’s why Lackawanna County Libraries are supporting the Project Re-Entry Prison Ministry at Lackawanna County Prison with the June Library Collection.

Lifesavers, hard candy or mini-candy bars; women’s socks, soap, VO5 or Suave shampoo. Toothpaste, BIC stick pens and greeting cards are among the items needed. A complete list is available at the Library.

“They have no family, or they have no money,” says Anna Young, of the women she meets at the jail as coordinator of the Project Re-Entry Prison Ministry. “They had nothing to look forward to until somebody told them that we would be coming and that we would be bringing a treat for them. That’s how much that means to them, because …we have so much…if you don’t have anything and you’re in prison, you’re not going to get anything.”

Stop by the Library any time during the month of June and find out what you can do to help.

A PA Forward initiative promoting Civic & Social Literacy.


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